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Goals of the Week

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This week is going to present some interesting challenges for me. I’ll be attending some technical training this week at a training facility. I typically take my plastic re-usable Starbucks cup filled with my homemade decaf coffee, but at a training center I won’t have a way to clean it out and store it. I’m also not sure how eating lunch is going to work, so the first day I won’t bring lunch and venture out for lunch near by. I noticed there’s a Jason’s Deli in the area and I’ve scoped out some things I can eat that keeps me in my calorie range. After that I’ll figure out the rest of the week’s food. I also won’t be able to go walking and in order to keep up with working out I’ll have to get up earlier because my travel time to get there is adding 30 minutes to my normal one hour one way.

Goal 1- Keep Drinking Decaf Coffee- I may have to test my lack of an addiction to caffeine this week and just drink bottled water since I won’t be able to take my plastic coffee cup with me. This will be an interesting one. Normally the only coffee provided at these training centers is caffeinated. Maybe I should bring my own decaf hot tea.

Goal 2– Resist eating sugar- In my past experience with training centers they usually provide snacks that include donuts and other sugary treats. I’m going to have to try to resist eating them. I’l probably come up with some portable snack ideas that I can slip into my laptop bag. I haven’t figured out what these will be yet but I’ll come up with a plan

Goal 3- Keep working out at least 4 times a day- I’m getting pretty good at this. Last week I finally saw the first positive effects of this when I weighed in and lost 1.8 pounds this past week. Score!

Goal 4– Eat a veggie snack a day- My goodness…what to do with this one? I’m keeping it on here because I need to find a solution. I think I’ll do some research on finding a vegetable juice that I can keep down. It’s just so gross.  I’m sure there are others out there in my situation so perhaps consulting the all knowing Google will provide some answers.

Check in next week to see how I did!

Goal Update

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Goal 1- Drinking decaf coffee- I’m still doing well with this. Thankfully, the agitation that I was experiencing after quitting caffeine has passed. My friends and co-workers are even happier than I am about this. One more week of success and I’m going to consider this a new habit and take it off of the goal list.

Goal 2- Do some research on finding a way to up my energy now that I’m not drinking caffeine- I found a great article with some ideas that I’ve tried out and it appears to be working.  Some of the ones I’m trying is drinking more water, walking around the block, eating oatmeal,almonds and some apples and peanut butter for snack. I was happy to see that my decaf iced lattes count because of the milk. Sadly I’m unable to include the power nap at work.  https://www.webmd.com/women/features/10-energy-boosters#1

Goal 3- Up my workout goal to 4 times a week – I was successful with this goal plus one. I did four True Beginner workouts in the mornings and went kayaking with my inspirational daughter on Saturday. We were so excited that the weather was favorable for getting out on the water. It’s been a long time since I’ve been out. Unfortunately we got horrible burns on our legs, but all in all it was worth it. Next time I”’ remember the sunscreen.

Goal 4- Eat a veggie snack a day- Still a problem. I wish I liked drinking vegetable juice, because that would make it easy, but I can’t stand the taste.

Goal 5- Try to write more often- I’m excited to be able to blog this week. Here lately I’ve only been able to write every other week. I’ll count this as a win.

It’s been a productive week! Stay tuned for next week’s goals.

Eat Well and Prosper!

Goals of the Week

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My goals this week are a bit of a repeat of last week’s. I really want to get into the groove so that these goals become a habit.

Goal 1- Continue working towards my goal of going all decaf. This week  my coffee will be all decaf. Ahhhhhh is that woman running with scissors??? Yep, it’s going to be an interesting week. But I got this.

Goal 2- Work out in the training room at lease three times this week. I’m going to be starting back at the beginning of the True Beginner Series on the Daily Burn website. This absolutely has to happen as stated. Last week was a hot mess (more on that in my weekly post) and I thinking starting the day with working out will put my mind into a healthy mind set.

Goal 3- Eat a veggie snack a day. My goodness this was hard. I know one day my body will enjoy the taste, but right now its a battle to get them down as fast as I can. Veggies on tap are cherry tomatoes, edamame, cucumbers and avocado.

Have a great week and check in next week to see how I did.

 

Eat well and prosper!

Goals of the Week

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Last week I achieved my goals, and I want to keep achieving them, so I’m not going to be too aggressive. It’s the worst feeling to set a goal that maybe was a little too high and then not to reach it. I’d rather set reasonable goals that I know I can achieve.

This week’s goals are:

Goal 1- Continue working towards my goal of going all decaf. So this week I’m doing two espresso shots of decaf and just one shot of caffeinated shots.

Goal 2- Work out in the training room at lease three times this week. I’m going to be starting back at the beginning of the True Beginner Series on the Daily Burn website. My husband also agreed to give it a try. YAY!

Goal 3- Eat more veggies. I usually eat veggies at lunch but I don’t eat them as a snack. This week I’m going to add one veggie snack a day

Wow, the combo of all of those goals do seem a bit aggressive. I feel like I can do it. Surprisingly, eating all the veggies is the goal that concerns me. LOL

Check back next week to see how I did.

Eat Well and Prosper!

Goal Updates

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Last week my two goals were:

Goal 1- To change the amount of caffeine in my coffee from three shots of caffeinated espresso to one shot of decaf and and two shots of caffeinated espresso. This was the first stage to going all decaf.

Goal 2- Straighten up the training room so that I can begin working out again in the mornings.

And the results are…..drum roll….I achieved both goals! I felt so good to finish what I set out to do. I’m working on setting up my goals for this week and will be posting them soon.

Thank you so much to all of you who marked Like on the post. I appreciate your responses and it has encouraged me to keep writing.

Until next post.

Eat Well and Prosper