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Weekly Wishes – Getting it Together

Happy Monday, it’s Weekly Wishes time again!

Weekly Wishes is a link-up started by Melyssa from The Nectar Collective. It is a place where you can post and share you wishes and goals for the week ahead on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc and then link it up on Melyssa’s blog. I LOVE doing this because it holds me accountable for the week ahead. I’ve shared my goals with the world (through my blog) and I know people will read and wonder whether I stuck to my goals. It definitely keeps me honest!

I set a lot of goals, I enjoy it. I find that making lists of goals is like making a huge to-do list. They help motivate me to be a better person, especially when I truly focus in on what I want. That’s why I check-in every week and why I participate with Melyssa’s Weekly Wishes link-up. Goals help me zone in on what I really want and help me gain razor focus to accomplish so much. I hope that you enjoy reading my goals, and checking in with me weekly. 🙂


Last Week’s Wishes

Last week I focused on the things I would like to accomplish by the end of January, and I am well on my way!

  • I finished the book Hyperbole and a Half, and began my new book (will be sharing info soon). I love that I’m finding time to fit in pleasure reading, it feels great.
  • I also found the perfect notebook! I bought myself a classic Moleskin notebook, it is large enough to take notes in, but small enough to fit inside my purse. My purpose is to use this to write blog ideas in, because I get them at the most random of times.

There are few other goals that I want to get through in January, you can read about them here.

Now, This Week’s Weekly Wishes

  • Get all of my chores done throughout the week and on Saturday, so that I can fully relax on Sunday. I so often put all this pressure on myself to get everything done on Sunday afternoon and evening, and then by the time 9 o’clock roles around I’m panicking because I only got half of everything done. I need to stop that, and spread the chore love across the week.
  • Start reading my new Book (title to come soon).
  • Get my FitBit fixed. The back of the device is so messed up that I can no longer open it and my current battery died today. I need to find out whether I need to order a whole new FitBit, or if you can just find the back piece somewhere.

Alright, those are my goals for this week, they’re all totally achievable.

Thanks to Melyssa for hosting! Stop on over to The Nectar Collective and link-up.

The Nectar Collective

Your turn!

I’d love to hear all about your goals and wishes for the week ahead! Share in the comments below.

Friday Fitness

Amount Lost:


Another fantastic Weigh-in!!

Amount Remaining to Lose:


Food Goals:

  • Continue to track all meals!

Tracked everyday except for today and that is because I give myself the day off from tracking once a week so that I do not become overwhelmed with “writing down” everything thing I eat.

  • Find a new recipe to make with Seamus

We found a new recipe but we  are holding off on making it until after Thanksgiving because it is a Thanksgiving-like crock-pot meal. I’ll share it after we make it.

  • Continue to slowly make the switch from processed foods to whole foods

I made a very conscious effort to buy more vegetables and to actually eat them and I plan on rolling that into next week. I still struggle with cutting out frozen lunches because I have so little time to make a lunch that I go for something low fat and and fast but I don’t want to beat myself up too much over this. I’m making the journey slowly but surely.

Fitness Goals:

  • Get in extra steps!

I’ve been parking farther away from the door at work and when I go to stores. I’ve been take the extra walk during the day to fill my water bottle in the cafeteria instead of just the nearby water fountain. It feels great to get up and move more during the day.

  • Complete at least 3 workouts.

I only did 1 “official” workout over my steps. I need to start working harder at this goal.

  • Find time to do some stretching breaks throughout the day. It feels good and assists in the recovery of sore muscles.

I can check this one off! I have a great stretching routine that I am doing at least twice during the day. I do it right after I finish pumping before I walk back to my desk. It’s really perking me up and putting an extra pep in my step.

Goals for 11/16/2012 – 11/22/2012:

Food Goals:

  •  Continued consistent tracking
  • Eat sensibly on Thanksgiving.

No need to be a pig but no need to be completely restrictive either.

  • Increase my veggie by 2 additional servings a day, this will put me at 5 a day.

Fitness Goals:

  • Continue to fit in more and more ways to get in added steps throughout the day.
  • Get in 3 workouts
  • Continue with my stretching breaks.

They make me feel good, so why quit!?

What are your goals for the next week?

Friday Fitness

Results for 11/2/2012 – 11/8/2012

Amount Lost:

1.4 lbs

I felt so great when I stepped on the scale this week!

Amount Remaining to Lose:

122.6 lbs

Food Goals:

  • TRACK! Track Track and Track some more! I did a really great job of it this week, I want to continue on into next week.
I tracked ALL week, the good, bad and the ugly, it all went into my tracker and I am very proud of myself!
  • Keep on packin’ that lunch. I’m alright with going out to lunch one time, on Friday.
Packed my lunch all week and ONLY went out on Friday.
  • Make healthy and mindful choices.
There was only one instance this week where I let my emotions get the better of me when making food choices, otherwise I did very well at ensuring I took the time to think about what I was going to put into my mouth.
Fitness Goals:
  • Since I purchased a yoga mat yesterday (and it should be arriving Monday), resume practicing of yoga. Yay!
Check!! I only used it once but once is better than none!
  • Continue to try to get at least 10 minutes of movement in 5 out of the 7 days.
Another check!! I made sure to park my car further away and walk more, even if it was just a light walk. I just wanted to ensure I moved more.
  • Stick to my workout schedule. I’m only asking for 3 days for 30 minutes a day, this go around. I can do it!

I worked out twice. My yoga workout I mentioned above and also a brisk walk. Not 3 but I am heading in the right direction!

Goals for 11/10/2012 – 11/15/2012:

Food Goals:

  • Continue to track all meals!

When I am consistent with my tracking it eventually becomes a hobby and becomes second nature. On top of that, being mindful of what I am putting into my body helps me eat better.

  • Find a new recipe to make with Seamus
  • Continue to slowly make the switch from processed foods to whole foods

Fitness Goals:

  • Get in extra steps!

I purchased a FitBit and it’s really motivated me to walk further to work towards making 10,000 steps a day. In the past week I’ve begun parking further away from any place I’m going into and I’d like to continue this and maybe add in some walks during the day at work. Quick walking breaks around the building.

  • Complete at least 3 workouts.
  • Find time to do some stretching breaks throughout the day. It feels good and assists in the recovery of sore muscles.
I’d love to hear all about your goals for the week! 
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