PMP- W2 Report Card: Time to face the music, and a Goal Dilemma

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Well, I did what I always do. I over plan, over estimate, and then UNDER achieve.

But instead of beating myself up, I'm going to focus on what I DID accomplish.

My first ST exercise went well, I found a really great total body routine in one of my fitness mags and did that. The next day was school, but I found a different place to park that requires me to go up a LOT of stairs and gives me farther to walk. I love it, and with my backpack, I can really feel it! My next ST was for abs and legs, I did an ab exercise that I found On Demand, and it kicked my butt...like seriously. I have done the 10min pilates routines before, but did this new 20min torture-like ab...thing. There were a few exercises I just couldnt do, so I'd supplement with pilates moves that I remember. I had planned on doing legs later in the evening...didnt happen. but I felt DOMS from that ab routine 3 days later! I was so happy! (sounds so weird to say that... lol) I never felt that with the 10min pilates or after the gym, so it felt really good to know I had pushed myself.

after that ST routine, there was....nothing... other than the stairs and walking at school.

So, in conclusion, although I didn't push myself as hard as I COULD have, I have done things last week that I didn't think I could do, and have felt muscles I didn't know I could feel. I am happy about that, and I look forward to pushing myself even harder this next week.

I'm not going to plan anything out this week, because I think that's where I like to sabotage myself the most. So I have a general idea of what I need to do, and lots of ST routines that I'm excited to try... CrossFit anyone? :)

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Oh! And on a side note: I have been thinking about re-working my long-term goals. My original pan was to get under 200 by january, with only 15 more lbs to go, I'm wondering if I should keep it at that, or push for more?
Doing a little math, I have figured that getting under 200 by january would mean about 4lbs a month, which is a safe bet. But, if I want to really push myself, if I lose 8lbs a month, by February, I will be at 175, which is only 30 lbs away from goal weight.

orrrr.... (now that I actually have *real* goal weight) should I rework everything and create a time line to get to 145/140?

blahhh....now I'm confused. I was so focused on getting under 200, I hadn't really thought about any of this stuff. Any ideas?
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    Alll I have to say is..... emoticon about taking a step back and looking at you. I haven't been very good about the PMP challenge either. Just take baby steps to reach your current goals. Your original goals are still good you can still reach them.
    3493 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/26/2011 9:04:19 AM
  • LISA_N_20
    My advice is to keep your goals small. If you want to push yourself - do a goal to get to 200 by a couple months earlier than you have it set now. I have found that having goals in shorter lengths helps me.

    Walking up the stairs at school will really start to help -- keep doing it. I do this at school as well. I park at the top of my parking deck so I have to walk all of the stairs. Plus with the backpack -- great workout! You are doing great! Keep it up!

    3493 days ago
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