Another week. Another Monday. Another Resolution Check-in.
Here. We. Go.
1. Long-term: Dramatically decrease the amount of sugar I consume
Short-term: Break the habit by cutting out all added sugar for 2 weeks
How’d I do on week 5? Did it! 16 more days…
2. Long-term: Reach my goal weight by the time school is out (mid-June)
Short-term: Follow Weight Watchers every single day, when possible
How’d I do on week 5? Gained 1.5 pounds. I think that this is due to a few things: last weekend’s overindulgences, hormones (I won’t go into detail), and too much fat in my diet. This weekend, I basically lived off of nuts and it reallly messed my stomach up (I was sporting the 7-month pregnant belly look). My body thrives on high fiber foods, not high fat. I love me some nuts and avocados, but it’s way too easy to overdo it! Anyway, this week’s gain brings me to 6.8 pounds lost in total. In order to meet my February goals, I need to lose about 1.3 pounds per week. As long as I stay focused, this is totally doable! I’m feeling completely refocused on my goals.
3. Long-term: Stay on top of my schoolwork
Short-term: Spend my class breaks in the library, being uber productive
How’d I do on week 5? For those of you who don’t know, the quarter system is only 10 weeks long + finals. Because of this, starting from week 3, I often have at least one midterm every single week. No, it doesn’t make sense. At all. Like, not even a teeny tiny bit. But, I’ve definitely been staying on top of things! And want to know the good part about having tons of midterms and papers? The weeks just fly by! Spring break will be here before I even know it!
4. Long-term: Increase my fitness level: both cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance
Short-term: Work out for at least five hours per week (not including biking/walking to campus) and incorporate a variety of workouts
How’d I do on week 5? Last Sunday, I totally tweaked my back while teaching my kickboxing class! I let it rest, iced it, and took ibuprofen like it was my job and it was feeling better within days. However, I don’t think I met my 5 hours/week goal. I probably got pretty close, though. But, if you need to rest, you need to rest, no questions asked. I don’t mess around with injuries. That shiz is serious!
5. Long-term: Complete my 28 random acts of kindness and incorporate that mindset into my everyday life
Short-term: Go out of my way to do something nice whenever I see an opportunity
How’d I do on week 5? So, I’ve been thinking a lot about my random acts of kindness. While I do love doing them, it can be extremely hard to think of “big” acts that don’t involve money. So, instead of trying to hit the “28″ mark, I’ve been trying to do small acts every single day. Yesterday, I brought out a new bag for a neighbor whose Trader Joe’s bag broke. I’ve been holding doors open, moving grocery carts out of parking spots, and complementing people on their jewelry… little things like that. Want to know something kind of bizarre? I accidentally deleted my “28 Random Acts of Kindness” tab. Aaaaand I emptied my trash before I realized. (I’m 110% technologically challenged.) I am a little bummed, but I’m also kind of okay with that accidental deletion. I think I’m going to change this resolution to “Become a more aware, kinder person.” Simple and cost-effective. Me likey (Sex and the City reference. 10 points if you caught it).