Monday, July 27, 2009

Goals for 7/27 - 8/2

“Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” Og Mandino

I failed miserably last week in meeting my goals. The thing I love about blogging is your are accountable for the good days and the bad and last week there were plenty of bad days! I only ran twice and I got in one good bike ride.....that is all!!! My knee was NOT feeling well and even then I did not do my PT exercises as I should nor did I use my foam roller every day. I need to make using that roller a number one priority. I cannot expect my knee to feel better if I am not doing everything I can to help the situation. Even though last week i did not reach my goals, I feel on top of the world! I have never felt happier and I am so pleased with my body and how my weight loss is going.

This weekend I was featured as a Former Fat Girl of the Week on a fellow weight loss blogger!!! You can see my before and after pics and read the blog by clicking HERE....

I was so honored and seeing my pictures on another page gave me a MUCH needed dose of Monday motivation!!

My plan for this week is as follows.....

Goals for the week of 7/27- 8/2

1. MUST do PT exercises twice a day
2. Use my foam roller 3 times a day
3. Ice 2 times a day
4. Drink 1 gallon of water a day
5. ST Upper body 3 times
6. Complete 8 miles of running, and 7 miles of walking - 15 miles total
7. Bike 20 miles for the week
8. Complete 200 pushups
9. Log foods each day and maintain at least a 500 caloric deficit
10. Burn 2,000 calories for the week

Workout schedule for the week -

Monday - Rest knee - day off
Tuesday - Run 3, Walk 3 miles
Wednesday - Bike 10 miles, ST
Thursday - Run 2 miles, Walk 2 miles
Thursday - Bike 10 miles, ST
Friday - Run 3 miles, Walk 2 miles
Saturday - Day off
Sunday - Day off


Cuban Pete said...

Jen, this is a process...there will be ups and downs. It's the net effect of the efforts you make that really matter! I also had a setback last week, but right now I'm ready to begin making positive steps in the right direction and learn from my mistakes!!!

erin said...

Sometimes I hate it when I have had a bad week because I know I will have to be honest about it on my blog, but it really is good for us, isn't it? That's awesome you're featured on another blog; I am going to go check that out!

Your goals for the week look great! Aim high!

Anonymous said...

I love (super love) the quote you have in the beginning. I'm totally pilfering it for my own blog (linking to you, of course!).

I have to say, the before and after pics of you look awesome! You look so fantastic - great job on setting goals for yourself and continuing to move forward. I myself am going to be restarting this week, on new goals.

Fatbrideslim said...

I love your story, it's very inspiring. I feel like I'm being more active recently but honestly, when I see how much you plan to do, I can't even think of running so much! I think it's great you can do so much.

Brea said...

I think last week must have been the week for not so good weeks. My Monday was great, but by Tuesday afternoon my foot was hurting and I'm not sure the cause. So I rested quit a bit on everything. I'm glad I did because my foot feels tons better and I'm back on track this week.

Long story short, maybe your body just needed a rest! Here's too a great workout week :) Cheers!

Michelle said...

Congratulations Jen - it is such a pleasure and my honor to feature you on my blog :) I am SO INSPIRED by you!!

I too love the quote on your post today! :)

Trainer T.s Fitness said...

This too shall pass.

You do so well with your workouts, and sometimes its hard when an injury or anything sets you back. But fear not, you are a champ!

Renée said...

I just found your blog and wanted to let you know how great you look! YAY to being Healthy!

Fran said...

Wauw you really do workout a lot! Hope to get some inspiration and motivation from you!

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

I saw you on Michelle's page. After seeing you I was motivated to do a little more this week. Your transformation is awesome and insprirational for many others. Keep up the good work and good luck with your last 15.

Jennifer Harrison said...

Oh Jen! You have come so far and accomplished so much - MUCH more than a lot of people. And, I think I have more respect for athletes like you than some of us who grew up doing all of this (as kids, HS, college) b/c we do not know any different - it is ingrained in us. It is the athletes that start this sport (s) later and adapt their lifestyle - now THAT is an accomplishment. And, tomorrow is always a new day in the journey! Keep up the great work! :))) xo