Tuesday, 25 September 2012

L & A Update & This Weeks Goals

Living and Active

So last week's update didn't happen, but here I am, so I'll update y'all on the first two weeks of this challenge...
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Week One :

Exercise - I did Level One of Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred three days (W-F) with two girlfriends, and then I topped this off with a walk on Saturday... primarily as I was already so sore, plus we're only getting together during the week *hehe*.  As it was, I was just walking normally around the local shopping mall, but it was for several hours ... and by the end of it we had to sit down and have some drinks as my knee and ankles were soooo sore, and just about ready to collapse!! ... The sit down allowed me the time to rest before I had to then drive home.

Memory Verse - I did really well memorising this one, and it was super appropriate ... if there hadn't been three of us working out together - even if just two of us, rather than me by myself - I would have piked out and not achieved even two workouts!! 
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken" ~ Ecclesiastes 4:12
Diet & Weigh In - Well, considering my diet was *shocking*!!! (Jam tarts, blocks of chocolate, pasta, rice ... you name it, *cringe*).  I actually lost a total of approximately 3kgs (6lbs - looks & sounds better, lol!).  Honestly though, I think I have to put it down, primarily to water weight ... and the fact that I hadn't made my heart and body work that hard in about 3 months!!!

Week Two :

Exercise - I am really proud of the fact that I was able to do five workouts, one day after another, over the course of this past week!!! ... Though I did *plan* on working out over the weekend - so I could finish off the suggested ten days for the first level (we planned to start level two on Monday just gone) - I didn't prioritise it ... and to be honest, I was rather exhausted and really didn't want to do it ... so I let myself "rest and rebuild" LOL!

Memory Verse - I have to admit I didn't do all that well on this past week's verse ... I *did* have it memorised by the end of the week ... but it wasn't until the last half of the week that I actually began to work on its memorisation.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Today has enough trouble of its own." ~ Matthew 6:34
Diet & Weigh In -  Not so great again this week.  Boy is chocolate an issue!!!  *Really* wish I wasn't so darn addicted to the stuff ... but not quite ready to give it up, lol!  My weight has gone up a kilo from where it was at the beginning of the week, and I look more bloated and squishy than I was then too, but I *think* I can put that down to Miss Scarlet's current visit (since Saturday evening).

Week Three's plans :

Exercise - I plan to work out five days this week ... We missed yesterday as there were previously made plans ... then a hubby that needed to go to the emergency room with what ended up being an "acutely sprained ankle".  We started Level Two of Jillian's 30 Day Shred today and boy was it heart rate lifting!!! I *reeeeaaaallly* don't enjoy doing plank work ... and there is enough in this workout to make me feel nauseaus - doesn't help that my palms get sweaty while I do this too, so it all just feels totally *yuck*!!! ... But, with God's help, I will survive :)

Memory Verse - Appropriate, considering my issues with chocolate & jam tarts (lol, I made more last night when I made a homemade [from scratch!!!] meat pie for dinner!) ...
"For everything in the world - the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does - comes not from the Father but from the world."           ~1 John 2:16
Diet & Weight Loss Goals - I actually purchased a block of chocolate (Cadbury's ... caramello ...) last night @ approx 6pm ... half was gone by the time I went to bed ... the other half was devoured this morning before noon!!! ... So I haven't really started the week off very well ... For the remainder of the week, I am hoping to eat cleaner meals and snacks ... and to hopefully get down to approx 82kgs (about 2kg weight loss since Monday).


This week's Goals


I really want to get back into writing out my goals for the week.  I know I only posted them here once ... and never actually reported back, lol, ... but I really need the accountability, and I am hoping that the lift that the Living and Active challenge has given me, will carry on to the rest of my goals.  So I am linking up with Crystal's weekly goal setting post again.

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This week's goals ...

Health

1. Work out 5 days this week, doing Jillian's 30 Day Shred, Level 2.

2. Cook dinner 5 nights, 3 from scratch

Spiritual

3. Spend time in God's Word every day.

4. Memorise memory verse (above); Keep working on remembering the memory verses from earlier weeks.

Personal

5. Write and post three blog posts.

6. Paint my toe nails and have a de-toxing bath.

7. Finish 3 blocks for the "Some Kind of Wonderful" SAL quilt, have 4 more at least ready for needle turn appliqué to begin.

8. Finish and send "Welcome" mini and 3 QBSA blocks to appropriate partners [all late].

Homemaking

9. Declutter and clean desks in lounge room (my 'office' space *technically*)

10. Finish going through drawers containing cross-stitch magazines & DD's birth/day cards - put cards into scrapbook.

I think I have enough there to keep me occupied ... I would could should  put down to spend less than 2 hours online - but then I *know* that would be a major fail ... so I'm not gonna.  This is definitely, though, one area I *really* need to cut down!!!

What are your plans for this week? ... Here's hoping we both have a great week!!!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and offering some encouragement! It sounds like you are off to a great start, especially with your workouts. A few co-workers and I often workout together and have done the Jillian Michaels DVDs so I know they are TOUGH but effective! Great thoughts on the importance of writing down goals (and I love that you included personal and homemaking goals as well as health and spiritual goals). I look forward to reading more on your blog!

Jen said...

Great job!

Joyfulmom said...

Great job and I love your goals. I am loving this challenge. I wish you the best this week as you accomplish your goals.

Kat said...

Great job, Larissa! Those Jillian Michaels workouts are TOUGH!!! I ordered "Ripped in 30" but there was a problem with the DVD, it froze after 16 minutes. I had it replaced (2+ months ago) and here it sits, still in the plastic wrapper. I run a few days a week and go to a group training class at the gym twice/week, but I really want to get motivated to work out with Jillian daily.

My goal for the week is to survive a crazy (12 person) running relay through the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The race is 200 miles total, spread over 34 (consecutive) hours, but I (only - ha!) have to run 24 miles over the course of 24 hours.

Have a great week!

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck with your exercise plans........and your SAL blocks.........off to do some more of mine.........

makingthetrek said...

Stopping by from Peak313. Great goals and chocolate is a complete TRIGGER point for me, so I feel your pain. I've been having to just not have it at all, which has been interesting. One day at a time, right? Blessings in the week ahead!!

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