Saturday, January 19, 2013

Phase 2 of 2013

Week in Review (Jan. 13 - 19)

As part of the 13 in 13 challenge, I wrote out goals for both the year and the month. In order to help me focus on what needed to be done, I typed up and printed out a very simple, basic checklist. I've spent many hours planning, organizing, making lists, and doing it over and over again until it looked right/looked appealing ... it got to the point where I spent too much bloody time planning and not nearly enough time doing! So this time I kept it simple:

I'm definitely behind which is really annoying, but it is what it is. I just gotta try and fill up as many more blanks as I can. At the end of the month I'll reevaluate the plan and modify as necessary.

I started off the year by writing down my workouts and what I ate at the end of my blog post. I need to get back to doing that. It'll help me keep track of what I'm doing and also how it is having an impact on my progress. Plus I know that tracking my food always helps me stick to my plan.

My week in review: 
Workout sessions: 3 cardio; 2 weight training; 5 martial arts; 1 body balance
Daily stretching: 7 days
Burpee count: 300 {challenge total: 440/20,130}

Plan for the upcoming week

I had such big plans for my 3 week vacation but it didn't go as well as I had hoped. I did get a few things done and I think I did the best I could in terms of exercise given my bronchitis. I'm actually kind of relieved that I'll be getting back into a more structured routine. I definitely think having the time off and being home for so much time (coz' of the illness) led to me eating more than I should have.

I start my new semester tomorrow. I spent about four hours today getting organized for the week.
What I got done:
  • this week's menu [breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks] + grocery list
  • filled in my planner with the week's errands and appointments
  • organized my lessons
  • tried on and selected my work outfits for the week
  • wrote out my workouts
In addition to this I got some general house prep done - laundry, organizing, etc. This upcoming week will still be a bit off plan since D's parents are still here. However, I've worked that into my schedule as well. I'm hoping that I'll be able to stick to it, but I've got a few contingency plans set aside as well. Saturday mornings will definitely be put aside as my organization day. I feel much calmer and in control now that the plan has been written out. I'll be really happy if I'm able to implement it. We'll see how it goes.

Something new in my schedule that I started today was going to a Saturday session of kickboxing at ClubFit. We had a great class today. It totally got me revved up for the upcoming week.

Let's get Phase 2 of 2013 started!


  1. Glad to see that you've got some crystallised goals and a fantastic tracking system! I like the fact that you're now spending more time doing the good stuff and not procrastinating looking at what you should be doing, good on ya!

    I wouldn't get too down on the fact that you're behind, you're still doing great! Keep strong, stay diligent!

  2. I'm a list maker too but not as organized as you for sure. My Weight Watcher's tracker has spaces for me to record all kinds of things but mostly I just quickly put in the food I've eaten or plan to eat and minus out the points to see where I am for the day. You are doing great!

    1. I find it really useful to see everything in writing. I think I've got too much going on to just leave it to chance!

  3. I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR LISTS! You always have such great organizational insight.

    Catch up or keep going. Either one, really, are viable options. Just don't stop.

    1. Thanks Nanette :) This time I've kept it really simple, but I'm hoping it'll be effective.
      You're right - I just gotta make sure I'm doing something!


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