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Summer5%wk2 GOALS+Monday: Blog32/100(-22)

Monday, July 13, 2020

{{started this blog post in the AM, but went away and came back several times}}

So that pic was week 1 of my Summer5% challenge. Went 3.4 lbs down & NSV of more bicep&tricep definition; shopped over weekend & bought myself some rewards (but can't remember what they are right now, they need to be disinfected before being brought in).
I have the same* (non-health) goals for week 2 (month long goals)...but need to do some catch-up on amounts of work done because week 1 was...weak, in non-health goals, even as it was strong in health goals.
*July Fitness Goals: move daily~2hrs Cardio LOTS; Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi 5 days; Weights 2-3 days (stretching & weights can be included w/cardio)
*5 July ‘Other’ Goals: coding, writing, cleaning basement, max13tabs, major gardening
+other -implicit&unstated general goals: cooking, attitudes of gratitude, reading, art
Analysis of why weak in weekly goals: some things it’s a time or timing thing, some it’s blocked by small obstacles, so I need to focus on the obstacles daily; & it could just be a bad estimate of how much I can get done in the time allotted (an ex used to tell me that, lol)
In my summer5% challenge, in addition to exercise minutes for all 8 weeks, and a weekly behavior (week 1 was daily 8 h2o, week 2 is food tracking, which I do pretty much if I don't do any other thing on's key for me), they are having us track pre-planned daily schedule for all 8 weeks, as part of self-care. That is too chafing for me, though, so it's NOT self-care; week 1 I gave myself 10/10 each day because I actually did follow my general schedule that week, other than weak performance in my non-health goals. I have a general schedule, but because my current role is to be responsive to my folks' needs, and dad especially has a wide-ranging schedule day and night since he has hideous problems sleeping (was prescribed a sleep apnea machine but refuses to use it; I don't really blame him, I wouldn't want to either); oth, he's pretty feeble and weak now, and mostly functions in a semi-sleepy state (has seen sleep doctors obvi since he was prescribed the machine). schedule is not really my own to control. Sometimes (often) I've gone to bed around 4 AM, and at one point it was 7 AM. In the past month or so I was getting up between 4 & 6AM. Today was around 8AM. PLUS it's really not in my nature. I have had full-time gigs at various points with fixed schedules, but was happiest when I had some flexibility around my schedule.
All of this is to say that instead of schedule...I'm going to focus more on daily goals/2due’s from here on out.
SO: MONDAY overall: be outside a lot, esp. in pm: Gonna garden a lot today, soon, because I'm waiting for the shade to come where I plan to work. I picked up 3 more flats of vegs & herbs (I know it’s very late in season; I picked these up, at a pretty good discount, in the last hour of the season (& it was BUSY! Others had same idea, & showed up in the last 20 min!) that my fave nursery was open for the year. It was rodentPalooza this year since my cat died in the winter; some stuff I’ve planted 8 times, and got disheartened until all the perennials finally came up and filled in lushly; even so, a few of my tomatoes from the last big planting were recently attacked
Will take some pictures of stuff already blooming (I keep saying I will, so I guess that's a goal for today/tomorrow). Tomorrow starts a new pre-heat wave here in SW MI (high 80s) then rain Wed night, then 90s in earnest (with very high humidity) forecast for at least another week; I'm a weather watcher, as a gardener...also documenting for garden journal to be made later this week (FINALLY)
Goals/2Due’s for day:
Cardio 2 hrs (35 min low impact during #DeadlineWH, 20-30 spinning during #MaddowABlock), some yoga, & gardening
Blog post/s
Write at least 1 p of nano
Code review tonight
Close window of CM tabs after processing
Close all spark tabs (save as 2readNEXT)
Do some laundry tonight
Clean the area near the exercycle & daybeds
Set up a bujo of goals
Set up big calendar (disinfect obstacle)
Water all containers
Plant a flat or 3 (need to plant at least 1 flat; planted half of 1 last night)
At 11:07 go look for comet, in NW
Attitude of gratitude
Start taking antibiotic Rx
Start a new book (glasses & daybed obstacle)
Daily mantra: Get’r done in a moony Monday way
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  • LORI-K
    LOL @ Rodent pallooza. I’m sorry to hear about your cat.
    You are a very busy person! Lots of amazing goals. Lots of movement. I’d love to see pics of your garden.
    I have a flat of Begonia still waiting to be planted. Every day I say today is the day. And then every day it’s not.
    Keep up the great work. I’m inspired from reading all you have going on.
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    30 days ago
    You've got your plans and your work cut out for you! Best wishes for success as you work through your Summer 5% Challenge.

    Hope you get to see Comet NEOWISE tonight. I live in South Texas, so if I'm reading the charts right, I think my best bet would be to get up before dawn. Not sure (more studying required). At any rate, I'll need to try closer to dusk tomorrow night, and maybe it will be high enough tomorrow or in days ahead for me to see it.

    In 1997, I flew out to Tucson, AZ. with a friend and we captured some great photos of Hale Bopp with some giant saguaro cacti in the foreground. I was thrilled.
    30 days ago
    I love approaching this as an experiment also, so I can see what works and what doesn't, rather than responding from a purely emotionally entangled place. It's very helpful to actually make consistent changes.
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    30 days ago
    Honest, good assessment of your week . . .. hope that this week is more successful for you.

    30 days ago
    I like taking goals and breaking them into daily action items.
    30 days ago
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