Sunday, October 14, 2012

Workout Log 10/15 - Procrastination and Setting Goals

It's been 2 weeks since my last workout log. Somebody slap my wrist, I've been procrastinating! Not just in the workout department either. I've been having a really hard time keeping up with my school work. Online classes aren't more convenient in my opinion, they just involve a whole new world of problems and irritations. I've been telling myself no blogging, no working out until you get your school work done!

But you know what? 

I don't get it done. And then NOTHING gets done! 

Obviously this approach is not doing me any good. 

My friend recently linked to a site with a list of articles pertaining to goal setting and procrastination. Exercising and school are two areas that I relate to the most when it comes to "putting it off". After reading a few of these articles I've learned a couple things. 

I need to actually put my goals into words and then layout a plan to achieve them. You know, the good old fashioned way. And what better place to do that than my blog? :) 

The second thing I learned is that our will power is like a muscle. It has a limited amount of energy, but the more often we use it the stronger it gets! 

So, here are the goals I'm laying out for myself, as well as simple solutions to how I'm going to get there. 

Goal = Lose 10 lbs

Methods


  • Exercise 3 to 4 times a week
  • Drink at least 50 oz of water a day, minimize soda intake
  • Double the amount of vegetables and fruits I eat every day

Easy! Right? 

Probably not. 

But there it is. That's my goal and how I'm going to achieve it! 

This past week I worked out only twice. I did Bob's Inside Out Yoga workout, and I went for a bike ride. 

That bike ride was the most intense thing I've accomplished since I graduated basic training in 2007. I don't even think child birth compares to that bike ride. The only reason I made it home and didn't fall off into a ditch was because Calvin was on the back and he had fallen asleep. 

This is obviously not a picture of him on the back of a bicycle, but look how cute he is sleeping! He looked just like that but with a big ol' helmet on his head!


Mom's will go to all kinds of trouble in order to avoid waking up a sleeping babe ;) 

4 comments:

  1. Good luck with your new goal. I like it. I am going to make a goal to set a goal...lol. I really need to. You have inspired me.

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  2. Good luck with your goal! I think it's great that you have it spelled out. Hopefully it will help you stick to your plan :)

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  3. Good luck sticking to your plan! I really need to set a goal, too.

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  4. Great goal! I agree with you on the biking. While you can go farther and faster, it is such a had workout. I try to do the bike every now and then to change up my workout! Keep up the great work!

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