July 18, 2011

beat the heat week3

Weight Wars
this week's questions:
  1. What have you done this week to work towards your goals?
  2. What have you done this week to make you feel fabulous?
  3. Do you have any gadgets that help you to your goals or are you a low tech kinda person?
  4. We are half way through the year, what have you achieved so far (in all aspects of life)?
  5. Fun Question of the Week: Tell me one of your secrets to achieving goals and living a happy life?
question 1: this week was SO much better than last week. (1) it's been beyond ridiculously hot so drinking plenty of water isn't as much of an issue. i'm still having issues pacing myself though. even though i'm thirsty at work, i don't start drinking my water until nearly noon. my water bottle is full and sitting next to my computer; i just don't reach for it (2) why is three times a week so hard? i get about one and a half if i'm really trying. i don't hate working out, but i have zero desire to do it. juli and i are thinking about walking the trail after she moves. and i hope having a buddy is the kick in the ass i need (3) success! i think i finally found the key: showering first. i'm out of bed by 720, hop in the shower and have breakfast while getting dressed. i even have time to watch an episode of the talk while i'm getting ready. it's glorious :) (4) not superb, but not horrible either. i bought half my ornaments this weekend, which i forgot to factor in this month. next round in oct so i'll be ready. groceries will be the hard area for the next two weeks. why you gotta be so expensive, produce? *sigh* (5) i almost missed this week again. i had the time, but, like everything else, i forgot about it until yesterday. so instead of skipping it, i actually wrote. i love writing in my journal when i do it so i can't really understand why i make it so hard to do. scheduling time to write is definitely a hindrance; i should know better. i've dropped the blocked out time to put less pressure on it, but i still want to write at least once a week. maybe i'll even relocate my blogging voice...

question 2: journaling :) i love a good brain dump, and i've been bottling too much these days. i don't like sharing publicly until i've sorted through all the details, thoughts and emotions. problem is, i haven't been sorting at all. i've been letting things build up instead of addressing them. i know i shouldn't, and i'm not a fan of it. however, i'm constantly going in a thousand directions so sometimes it feels like i have to. i simply don't have the time and mental capacity to devote to every single thing... also? i bought hot new shoes. i luffs them :)

question 3: for this set of goals, low tech. i have my budget on a flashdrive and specific categories written in my planner. i update both on a daily basis. i have pageonce on my phone, but don't use it quite as often. it's great for checking balances and travel on the go. though it's not as helpful for my daily tracking because of how data is sent by my providers

question 4: i hit my goal weight and helped start a business. i'm proud of both feats. the next thing i want to do is buy a new car. i know exactly what i want, and i've picked a new dealer. i'm just crossing my fingers it's in the 2012 production lineup. it wasn't in the 2011 lineup with no explanation. i'm gonna be devastated if they canceled the model; there is literally no other vehicle with the features i want that i have any interest in

question 5: don't let anyone or anything get in the way of what you truly want. if you have emotional saboteurs, cut them out of your life. recognize the difference between people who may be confused about how to support you and those who truly want you to remain as you are at whatever cost. blood relative, best friend or random jerk on the street, doesn't matter. if that person is not being supportive in words and actions, they aren't a good person to keep around. change is difficult for everyone, but the people who matter most will be there to help you grow

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because sometimes you need to write it out offline...

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