Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring is here

Hello my friends!

Anyone making any changes to their routines now that spring is here? Maybe some workouts outside?

I have a goal to help more with the yard work and garden this year. Also we are getting ready for summer hiking trips so some more afternoons at Quarry Hill will be a lot more fun than the treadmill... even if I can watch TV while on it.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Initiative and Action

Some of the blogs I read focus on career aspirations. A couple of these caught my eye today related to developing your initiative (not just by practice as most people say) by focusing on results and following something you are passionate about.

Its an interesting shift of your focus from external definitions of success to internal, and making use of what you are passionate about to drive that focus, instead of the brute force method which has never worked very well for me. I don't want to do this, but I'm going to make myself do it every day for 30 days etc... Those plans never work out long term.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

On the way... achieving my short term goal. I ran 3 miles on my treadmill yesterday at 5.0 for 2.75 miles and 6.0 for the last .25 mile. I pushed myself hard because I knew I could do it even if I would end up almost dead. Brian made it all better by giving me a leg massage :-) All joking aside, I was extremely sore after the run, but this morning I'm not sore at all!!! I strongly believe it's a result from the massage last I know the cure of sore muscles after a good workout :-D

I plan to run 3 miles on Saturday or Sunday, that would be 3 miles twice this week. I will work towards running for 3 miles 3 times next week and continue this for at least 3 more weeks. Then I'll add .5 miles at a time until I reach my 5 miles 3 times a week goal! In the meantime, I'm going to add some strength training 2 or 3 times a week to build stronger leg muscles.

I'm so excited about getting this close to my goal...I'm determined to achieve this by mid July!


Monday, April 07, 2008

Slow and Steady

My working out and eating plans can be described as slow and steady.

  • Walking outside or on the treadmill 30 min.
  • Introducing healthier options for my favorite fatty or otherwise bad for me snacks.
  • Include fruit with every breakfast, and veggies with every lunch and dinner.
I think I'm going to introduce some weightlifting this week in addition to the treadmill. I might design my own routine or follow a portion of the Beach Body Power 90 routine.

How is everyone else doing with the April showers?