Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mastering My Goals and Dreams

I weighed in last night up another pound.  Last week was more because of TOM but I believe this week's gain is because I'm not burning as many calories doing NROLFW as I've done with previous workouts.  So, even though I had another 5 lifting workouts on the schedule I've opted to discontinue NROLFW, at least until I can get heavier dumbbells.

Boy, did we freeze on Halloween!  It kept alternating between rain, freezing rain, and snow.  We walked about 1.5 hours in that mess and my feet were frozen long before we got home.  Austin got a pretty good haul of candy despite the weather.

Posing after Yoga Saturday Morning
Week of Workouts

Friday and Monday were NROLFW Stage 1 Workout A.  Both days I did 75 squats, pushups, & rows, 60 reverse crunches, and 48 lunges

Saturday I did BeFit's Yoga Transformation Strength and Energy workout.

Tuesday I completed David Carradine's Shaolin Cardio Kickboxing workout.  It wasn't as intense as I'm used to with kickboxing but it was still therapeutic!

This morning instead of NROLFW I did Kelly Coffey-Meyer's 30 Minutes to Fitness Lift in Full Throttle Workout One - Olympic Lifting.  OMG I don't know how many squats I did but had to squat with just about every move!  This was definitely more my style than NROLFW.  In the shower I thought for sure my legs would be jello!

Staying on Track for the Holidays

This was the topic at the Weight Watchers meeting last night.  We had to come up with the What (our goal to accomplish by the end of the year), as well as the Where, When, How, and Who can help us achieve this goal.

Last year between November 5th and January 2nd I lost over 9 lbs.  The win I want to have this holiday season is to reach my goal weight (whatever actual number that ends up being) by the end of the year (January 6th weigh in).  If I can lose about the same this year as I did last year I will be in that goal window (130s)!

The places that will be the most important to me this season are the Weight Watchers meetings, this blog, online resources, my own home, and my family's homes we'll be visiting.  Since I won't know when we'll be heading to Ohio until after Thanksgiving I don't know how many days could be considered risky.  As of now we have no plans to attend any other holiday parties.

To help me achieve my holiday win I must make a decision on what program I will be doing.  This may be what I end up going with...

Building an Exceptional Life

I'm glad I held off on posting the second part of the first step of building an exceptional life since it sort of ties in to the Weight Watchers meeting topic - fine-tuning your goals.  A general direction (i.e. helping others to improve their overall health and wellness) isn't the end game.  The vision is there but I need to break it down into smaller goals with clearly defined milestones to measure my progress and keep me on track.  This is where I often struggle.

My Goals & Dreams

I had just written out my goals in September during Mindy Wender's 21 Days to Thrive.  If there were no limitations I would....
  • Travel the world.
  • Pay off all my bills, having just a little debut to maintain good credit.
  • Buy a new blue Ford Fusion.
  • Build my dream home and live there.
  • Be financially fit.
  • Finance Austin's education.
  • Have restorative sleep.
  • Be healthy fit (not buff, skinny, etc.)
  • Host a monthly get-together with friends.
  • Volunteer regularly.
  • Hold monthly fit clubs.
  • Have a social life.
  • Have something special we do as a family every month.
  • Find a church again and attend weekly.
  • Obtain group personal training and wellness coaching certifications.
  • Bring Benny's mother here and have her and my mom nearby so we can keep an eye on them.

The Devil's in the Details

What does success look like? How will things change moment to moment?  What emotions would I be feeling living my dreams?  What do I smell, see, hear, feel, & taste?  These are all the things I must think about with these goals.  I need to also make a new vision board with these detailed goals.  For those who already have vision boards do you prefer a physical or online one?

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  1. Wow! You are so ambitious and I know you can do this!

  2. Losing during the holidays is such an accomplishment... that's awesome that you were able to lose so much last year and I have no doubts that you'll do the same this year! Love your goals... soo important!!

  3. Wow I can't believe you lost so much during the holidays! Amazing! Great goals too! #wowlinkup

  4. What a great post! I adore the animation and your 80's style workout gear. Absolutely wonderful. Wishing you the best on your journey. I found you today on Sits and look forward to reading your future posts. Impressive!

  5. I can't say it enouugh Cassi I am very proud of you and all that you have accomplished. The road isn't easy but you travelled it nonetheless and made it work!!! You are an inspiration to all. #wowlinkup