Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Five - Week in Review

Friday Five - hosted by Jessee's Spot

Five Moments from this Week 

1) What I plan on using to help me stay on track this month: My monthly checklist has helped me a lot over the past two months. It's nothing fancy or crazy, just a simple list of the things I want to achieve and a space for me to write down what date I got each one done. I keep it on my desk so it only takes a few seconds for me to complete it each night. With the checklist right in front of my face, it's much easier to keep track of how I've been doing and what areas I need to pick up on. There are definitely some things that I've been slacking on. You can read about my plans for the month here.



2) What I cooked for the first time: I eat eggs/egg whites almost every single day. To change things up, I decided to try something like a paleo pancake. There were still some ingredients that I omitted because I wasn't sure if they were Whole Life Challenge approved. Overall, they were quite good, and I'm especially pleased that the coconut flour and coconut milk I made from scratch turned out really well!




3) What top 5 songs helped me push through my workouts: Music is such an important part of my workout. I've got different playlists for different songs. These were the top 5 songs this week that helped me kinda push it a bit further - whether it was to run a bit faster, punch a bit harder, or squat a bit deeper.



4) What I finished reading: Chael Sonnen is an MMA fighter and part of the UFC. One of my friends was reading this book so I decided to read it as well. It was ok. The best chapter was the last one where I felt he really got into what it takes to being a fighter - approaching the Octagon, getting ready to fight, dealing with being hit - but other than that, it was kinda bland.





5) What Quote Inspired Me: 




13 comments:

  1. Forrest Griffin has a couple of books that I heard are very entertaining. :)

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    1. I'm reading one of his books now. Very entertaining indeed :)

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  2. Coconut flour sounds pretty good, I need to look into that

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    1. It's not too bad. I haven't tried baking anything else with it, but I'll experiment soon :)

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  3. I definitely have to push myself a little harder on the running. I don't want to push so hard that I get frustrated and quit again, but I feel like it's time to push it a bit harder. That paleo pancake looks delish! Do you have the recipe and would you like to share it? I'd love to give it a try! Have you made coconut butter yet? That's really good too.

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    1. Running has been tough for me, but I really want to work on it. I'll share the recipe soon! I haven't made coconut butter yet, but I'll look into it :)

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  4. Chael is a bit of an enigma to me. He can be a very good fighter, or just walk into punches. I have this fantasy if I could have five minutes with him I could teach him how to punch :-) (I'm up to third degree black in Kenpo)

    Politically he seems a jerk, but can be a funny entertainer.

    I would never buy his book.

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    1. Hahaha Dr. J. Ya, I definitely didn't get much from that book.

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  5. I like the thought of a monthly checklist. Having something solid in front of you to look at and see every day is really motivating. That quote is right on! Thanks for sharing :) Hope to see you next Friday!

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    1. The checklist has been great. I've spent so much time in the past trying to make lists and get them to look right (whatever that means). This is simple and straightforward.

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  6. i use checklists a lot, without a list I find I get very little done cos I'm not accountable to myself!
    Like the sound of coconut flour, I love coconut.
    And your quote is inspirational.

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    1. Same here Mimi - lists help me out big time!

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