8 Weeks to a Better Me: Week 4

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Half way through the challenge and I think I've had an "Aha" moment. I'm realizing that setting these mini goals every week works better if they're one time goals I can cross off my list, rather than attempts to build habits. Even if I keep up with say, doing yoga 3 times in the fitness week, by the next week I'm concerned about the new set of goals and I ignore the habit I tried to start the week before. I think it's more impactful to do one action that supports the weeks theme.

With that in mind, last weeks results (all pretty bad):

1) Drink only one Dr. Pepper a day and drink a full bottle of water. Mission NOT accomplished. In part because I was traveling and exhausted last week so I needed more caffeine and in part because I just didn't think about it... Guess I'm not ready to break the habit...

2) Eat three to four servings of fruit and veggies per day. I'm pretty sure I did this most days but I didn't pay attention to it like I planned to. I think this week was too distracting to complete any of these goals adequately...

3) Finish reading Naturally Thin by Bethenny Frankel. Mostly finished...

Week 4:

This weeks goal is "Loving Yourself" and Sometimes Sweet focused on body image issues. I have to say (hopefully without sounding too obnoxious) that I was lucky to grow up without too many body issues. It's not that I have a perfect figure, in fact I was probably overweight in junior high and high school but somehow it's never bothered me too much for some reason. Probably because my mom always told me that my teens and twenties were probably the best I was ever going to look so I should enjoy them. So for this week's theme of "Loving Yourself" I'm going to work on taking time for myself to do indulgent things that I don't normally allow myself...

1) Take 2 bubble baths. I love them but I usually feel like I should be doing something more productive...

2) Go to a museum. I LOVE the art museums in town and I used to go to the free community nights a few times a month but I haven't been in forever!

3) Cook myself a real meal. I also LOVE to cook but since I started living by myself in an apartment with a tiny kitchen and no dishwasher I usually don't do any large scale cooking. I need to take the time to make a good, full dinner (with dessert) and really enjoy the cooking process.

Celebrating Tuesday Shoesday with my blue suede shoes!


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June 8, 2011 at 1:27 AM delete

I love these shoes. The colour is so nice.
I love deserts too. I'd rather have two desserts than an appetizer and a dessert.

June 8, 2011 at 9:27 AM delete

Thanks! I'm still debating which desserts to make, I might go with your idea of two...

June 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM delete

Your determination in recent weeks is truly impressive, congratulations on the achievements and goals that are on the road will be made below. Love, love the shoes!

June 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM delete

Creme Burlee... just saying... :-)