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Weekly Wishes – Memories

Happy Monday and Weekly Wishes – Memories

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!

We had such a great weekend! I had decided at the end of last week that I wanted to go shopping to look for Christmas decorations for the house, but convincing Seamus that we needed to go to Christmas Tree Shops on a Saturday is quite the feat. Somehow I managed it, and thanks to Emmett’s early wake up call, we headed out early Saturday morning. Even as early as we got there, the place was packed and it was hard to maneuver through the holiday decoration displays with a cart and a toddler who wants to grab everything. Thankfully, all of the people held Emmett’s attention and we were able to avoid him pulling delicate ornaments off the shelves.

I ended up with a ton of loot and can’t wait to decorate! I’ll probably wait another week or two, I just wanted to make sure we got out to buy stuff before it was all picked over and there wasn’t anything nice left. I’ll share pictures of how everything looks, once I’ve decorated.

Sunday, Emmett was once again up early (5:30 to be exact), but because of that I was able to get a ton of stuff done and still have plenty of time for play with Emmett. We went grocery shopping early, I did a ton of laundry and then did some food prep for the week. We also read the same 3 books about a hundred times, repetition is where it’s at, right? It was a really amazing day and weekend, now I just need to get through the week so I can get to my next one.

weekly wishes memoriesThis week’s Weekly Wishes theme is memories. I chose the above picture because this was the very first moment I got to hold my son, one of the best memories of my entire life. I had a c-section so I wasn’t able to hold him until after I had been sewn shut. They did bring him over to me while I was still on the table and I was able to whisper sweet things in his ear, but I wasn’t able to hold him until about 45 minutes later. It was the sweetest moment, just feeling his oh so soft skin against mine, absolute perfection.

This week was a big fail, and I even contemplated skipping this post, but if I ever want to get better at reaching my goals I can’t allow myself to skip. So without further ado…

My Weekly Wishes

My first goal last week was to do a load of laundry a night. I didn’t do a single load, until Sunday, I was super lazy and have no good excuse.

Next up was finishing my Everyday Happy class. I also didn’t work on this, but I did work on a lot of blog posts so I wasn’t just avoiding doing any extra work. There’s a slight positive here, I suppose.

Finally, I said I’d move my body and again I failed. I didn’t do a single thing other than a lone walk on Friday afternoon that was super short. Ugh! I’m so frustrated with myself.

This Week’s Goals:

  • Cut out all gluten from my breakfast. More to come on this in a future post, but I’d like to stick with good healthy proteins and fats.
  • Do one load of laundry a night. Yep, this is on the goal list again, when I stick to it, Sundays are easier.
  • Go on two walks. That’s it, two walks and I’ll be happy. I’m thinking of creating a list of rewards for every milestone I hit. I’ve done these before but never stick to them, I’ll either buy the reward before I’ve earned it or I’ll reach the milestone and never buy the reward. I’m going to give this some thought over the next week.

Alright those are my wishes for the week!

Be sure to stop on over and visit Melyssa and The Nectar Collective, and link-up!

The Nectar Collective

Your turn!

What are your goals for the week?

What are your thoughts on rewards for every milestone? Have you ever done it and has it worked for you?

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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