Hi there, it’s been a busy week for me. I’ve had a lot going on and honestly, been trying to gain a little bit of focus. I haven’t been incredibly focused on anything specific. I’ve been jumping around from one task to another without completing any of them. I also have been staying up extra late trying to finish everything I want to on my daily tasks. I really feel I need to take a step back and remember that it’s ok to leave some things left undone. The important thing to remember in trying to overcome these kinds of mental hurtles, is that I know I’ve tried my best. When I know that, it means being content with what I have accomplished and not dwelling on the things that I haven’t.
The good news is that I haven’t been letting it bring me down or get me frustrated. Really, I just keep trying to get more done before I climb into bed. So, I can definitely say that I’ve shown improvement in handling these kinds of situations. It used to really make me anxious and depressed when I had weeks like this. So, whether or not I’ve become perfect at it (Meaning I definitely haven’t), I am continuing to improve. I’ve talked about it time and time again; you aren’t in competition with anyone but yourself. As long as you show improvement or progression, it is a win.
Monthly Challenge – I am still keeping up with the positivity challenge and I have been doing extra stretches. I added in some extra hip stretches to open up the hips… hopefully. I have talked to a couple people working on the positivity challenge and they have been struggling and getting creative as well. It should be so hard to keep coming up with positive things about ourselves but it always is.
Mental, Physical, Spiritual – I have been slacking a bit on all three of these. The mental challenge was to read a book every day. The physical challenge was to incorporate exercise every day. And the spiritual was meditation every day. Slacking may be an extreme way to put it. I have been working hard on all of my goals. But as I prefaced in this article, there have been days that I haven’t been getting everything I want to be checked off my list every day. I have probably been missing two or three days on each of these things. I’ll keep trying and hopefully soon it will be second nature to hit every single one of these every day.
Ragnar – Not a whole lot of new stuff to report. I did fit in two runs this week and did well on them. One of these runs actually ended up happening outside in the wind. For about half the run I was struggling to run into the wind. It was so strong it made it really hard to breathe. However, I did end up sticking to the 11-minute mile goal that I have been working towards. So therefore, I feel like it’s a solid guarantee that I have that down.
Push-ups – For a couple weeks I had been struggling to hit 18 pushups and the last couple days I’ve been able to get back to 20. This goal is definitely turning out to be a longer-term goal than I wanted it to be.
Weight – I wanted to touch on this because it’s been an interesting one. I had mentioned in my last weekly check in that I had doctor’s appointments. My body has definitely been working on adjusting for a few weeks. My weight has been fluctuating between like 7 pounds up and down. However, the last two weeks I am now within a two-pound fluctuation. been bouncing between 141 and 143 instead of up to 147. I think that my body is getting back to a maintaining situation. I would like to let my body continue to get to a comfortable maintenance longer term. I know my official goal is 135. I still haven’t given up on it, but I want to make sure that I am doing it right. In the healthiest way possible for me and my body.
Do you have any new goals that you have started? What other goals are you happy with the progress that you’ve made.