Monday, March 17, 2008

Week #111: In Review

"Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!" ~ Thomas a Kempis

Weight Loss = 3.9 lbs
Fat % Loss = +0.7%

Updated "My Progress Charts" can be found HERE.

All in all, this week went better than expected. As you know Sherri was away for 4.5 of the 7 days this week, and I still managed to keep my shit together. Out of my nutrition, physical and mental goals/guidelines, nutrition is always my biggest struggle when it comes to will power. I missed failed to achieve quite a lot of guidelines this week, but I managed to maintain my nutrition guidelines, which I consider a huge victory. I only exercised 4 out of the 7 days, but my level of intensity, and length of exercise was greater than normal.

I bombed on my To-Do List, but I actually was quite busy with a large task that wasn't on my list to begin with. At least I was doing something productive. Also I failed to call my friend Tera (again)........ If your reading Tera, I'm sorry for letting ya down (again).

Focus for this week: I WILL start reading my book on meditation......I know, I know (I feel like a broken record)....this is the 5th week in a row that I've said this.....so I'm putting it on my To-Do List (AGAIN). I also want to ramp up my exercise a bit more.....we'll see how things go.

I hope everyone else had a great week!

Week #111 Guideline Results:

:Met/exceeded guideline
:Met or Almost meet guideline every day
:Failed to meet guideline

Nutrition Guidelines:

1. To drink 8+ 8 oz glasses of water each day.
2. To eat 5-6 times daily.
3. To consume 5-10 servings of fruit & vegetable each day.
4. To reduce/eliminate Saturated Fat and Trans Fats.
5. To prepare & eat more meals @ home, while reducing dining out.
6. To eliminate visits to Fast Food Restaurants when dining out.

Fitness Guidelines:

1. To get +20 mins exercise each day (working up to +30mins).
2. To purposely park father away from my destination.
3. To walk/bike more often as an alternative to driving.
4. To allocate 1 day a week to rest.

Mental Health Guidelines:

1. To get between 7-8 hrs sleep daily.
2. To allocate +15 mins daily to reading.
3. To research & start practicing meditation/relaxation techniques.
4. To take 2-3 mins every hour or so to take few deep breaths/stretch.
5. To organize and complete a weekly To-Do list.
6. To maintain my blog & relationships online.
7. To keep contact with my friends & family
8. To have 1 cheat meal & desert each week.

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