Weekly Goals: Midweek Update

Happy Thursday!  I love a good Thursday.  It’s not quite the weekend, but you can appreciate both the days you have put in so far and look forward to the few days off ahead.

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Today is a work day for my students on a project that I can’t wait to share with you.


 

Update on my weekly goals:

1.  70 ounces of water a day.  CHECK!  I have a plastic water pitcher that I’ve marked off in two-hour intervals, and when that is combined with my before and after-school water, I’ve reached my goal each day.

2.  5 days of exercise per week.  

Monday: Upper Body

Tuesday: Cardio

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Cardio

Friday: Low Body (planned)

Saturday: Cardio (planned)

Sunday: Rest (planned)

3.  Vacuum the house and car.  This is only halfway done.  The floors in the house are done, but the car still needs a good shaking out, but the trip to see this sunrise was SO worth it!

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4.  More veggies, fewer pretzels.  Done!  I have done a really good job of sticking to my healthier snacks.  I have really enjoyed my cucumber/tomato/carrot/cottage cheese snacks.  I even turned it into a meal with a turkey burger on the side a few times.

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and less of this:

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Goals for The Week of October 26th

Happy Monday!

I’m still flying on a renewed-energy high, but didn’t get quite the right amount of sleep last night, so I’m desperately missing my caffeine routine.  I am going to make an extra “cup” of coffee to hopefully trick my brain and body into thinking it’s a true serving.  My second cups of coffee are always about 2/3 decaf and 1/3 regular, but only on days that I need them.  Oh coffee, how I miss thee.

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This week is a “short” week at school because Friday are parent/teacher conferences for the first quarter ALREADY!  Time has truly flown by!  In only a few short weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my family in Michigan.  It’s going to be a great time sharing our pregnancy, in-the-flesh, and the joy of welcoming our little boy sooner than we think.


I want to do a better job of setting and monitoring the progress of my weekly goals.  Right now I just have a list and that helps me to create the goals, but the follow-through isn’t as consistent as I’d like.  Here are a few that I am working on for this week:

1.  70 ounces of water a day.  I know that this sounds like a lot, but when I had my goal of 64 ounces, I still felt like I was thirsty.  I also want to ensure that my liquid intake is mostly water and not juices or coffee.

2.  5 days of exercise per week.  I really felt good after taking a few days off of working out towards the end of last week.  I would like to keep my weekends on the calendar, but two days a week of relaxing before work will help me to feel  better during the day.

3.  Vacuum the house and car.  Both the house and car need a good sweeping, especially after we played at the beach both mornings this past weekend.

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4.  More veggies, fewer pretzels.  I’ve been tell you all about my “salty” cravings throughout the entirety of this pregnancy, and I have not done a good enough job of balancing the healthy with the non-healthy options.  I tend to reach for the easier choices, which tend to be pretzel chips, BBQ flavor anything, and frozen vegetables that have been pre-flavored. I stocked up on some delicious and flavorful vegetables this weekend, and went back to an old staple from my high school days: cottage cheese.  I know, it’s an acquired taste.  In fact, I have avoided it for YEARS, hence the “high school days” comment.

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October Goals

Happy October 1st to everyone!

It seems as though autumn has begun to hit the rest of the country with the exception of Florida.  It’s still fairly humid, rainy, and HOT!  It doesn’t make me want to join on the pumpkin spice, bonfire, apple picking, and sweater-weather bandwagon.

I won’t deny that my Michigan-made heart is jealous of the seasonal transition that is going on up north, but my Florida-transplanted feet know that in about one-month, I’ll be grateful for where I am.

Because it is the 1st of the month, and I love a natural “reset” day, here are my personal goals for October:

October Goals

I don’t have any baby/pregnancy-specific goals because we are slowly but surely working towards getting the basics taken care of for the nursery.