Monday Monday, oh crazy Monday.
Got some stuff done, other stuff unplanned got done, and still have things carrying over to tomorrow’s to do list.
This week’s challenge:
This week is all about teamwork. Focus your efforts, again, on a friend, family member, or internet pal. Issue challenges to each other both physical and non-physical. Friendly plankoffs, pushup challenges, and run workouts are encouraged.
Confide in one another what you’re struggling with and your plans to beat the struggles.
Well, this week I’m going to be on top of my game emailing my buddies to ensure that they’re sticking to their goals and how everything in their life is going.
Also, this weekend is going to be a bit of an emotional one for me. The friend I’m seeing in New York I haven’t seen in 4 years. We met back in 2005—only 2 days after I had moved into the dorms at school. And we remained friends throughout college. He saw the bad eating habits, lack of physical exercise, and emotional stuff that I went through. And no matter what, every time I saw him, he’d say how nice I was looking and asked if I had lost weight. I would smile and thank him, even though I knew that I hadn’t lost any weight. Come Friday, when my plane lands and I see him for the first time in years, I’m going to hear him say it to me again, but this time, it’ll be the real deal because I HAVE lost weight since I saw him last.
But, what the real struggle for me fitness-related is how I don’t try to push myself. I let my negative thoughts get in my way. The mileage I clocked out each week, I wouldn’t run the first one or two miles, and I’d put the “there is a pedestrian crosswalk so that’s why my first mile is slow” excuse out there which was partially true. But I’m always afraid that I won’t pace myself and I’ll end up too worn out before I can complete the mileage. It’s something I’ve carefully thought of for NYC and have constructed a plan that will make me aware of how to remain on pace yet still not push myself too early quickly on.
Anyway, here’s my 4 things for today:
1. Did my taxes. Say what? It wasn’t on my to do list, but it needed to get done. They aren’t 100% complete as I have a form that isn’t showing the right information. Still, besides that and double checking everything, they are close enough to being done.
2. Finished the major edits to my group paper. Still have formatting, but we’re still adding info so that’ll be tomorrow’s plan.
3. Stretched and stretched and stretched some more. My ankle is sore from a minor mishap involving stepping off my bed and planting my room into a box with some books in it. Oops? Nothing some ice and a nasty bruise won’t cure.
4. Quality dog snuggles. This really shouldn’t count because I always get dog snuggles, but puppy was being extra attachy today so I enjoyed being able to take homework breaks and snuggle with my puppy. Around this time last year, his plight from being a street dog to a shelter dog to us adopting him began. I wonder if he even remembers what life was like before we got him? Can’t be more fun than all of the love, toys, and attention he gets at home…