May 11, 2011

Just as I am

If you haven't had a chance to check out yesterday's post check it out.   The long on short of it?


I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences... But the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.
Gotta love Mark Darcy!

I'm trying to convince myself I'm quite nice, just as I am.  Work in progress, but I do like the progress I've made in the past few days.

Now time for my check in stuffs.

May Your Way Challenge

  1. Tracking my exercises in an excel spreadsheet. Marking the completed workouts in purple, the incomplete workouts in tan, abandoned workouts in red. The goal is to complete 85% of all scheduled workouts. That sounds really low, but its only getting to fudge on 5 workouts. I'm going to count incomplete workouts as half a workout.

    I completed 7.5 out of 9 workouts.  (Confused as to the 0.5?  Catch up here.)  My calculator says that's 83% which is close to my goal.  Since the other was missed while in Ohio visiting my MIL for Mother's day, I'm going to round this one up to 8/9 for 88%.

    This goal marked - achieved!
  2. Tracking my food in an excel spreadsheet as well as a printed publisher file. I'm going to plan out my menu for the week, then track how often I follow through. This means no guilt for the Friday fast food with mom. No guilt for going out for BBQ with my love. Shooting for 85% on this one too.

    I ended up following through with 2/3 of my planned meals at 67% completion rate.  Not exactly goal, but over half is a decent start.  This goal marked - meh.
  3. A new 5K PR. In 10 days I'll run in a race that bills its self as "flat." That rarely happens around here. I'm shooting for another PR. Maybe not sub 30, I don't think I've put in the work for that. But definitely below my current PR of 31:35.

    This goal marked - not yet.
  4. Being successful on my 5 weekly goals (which may or may not stay the same through this) 6/7 days of the week. As badly as I hate to admit it, I'm not perfect and expecting 7/7 on all 5 goals just isn't reasonable.

    Since this is "my way" I decided to throw out the tracking daily goals out the window. It started this weekend when I decided not to take my notebook to Ohio, but I still found myself looking out for the things on my list.

    I can't really put into words why this feels right, it just does. So this goal gets marked - achieved!
  5. To sit down at a meal and say "what can I do to make this more healthy?" Maybe its adding strawberries to my cereal. Or opting out of the coke. Or on a bad day saying "no thanks" to the coke refill. Little things. But little things matter.

    This isn't one of those trackable goals I can geek out on and spout percentages on.  Sometimes I do it, sometimes I don't.  The ultimate goal is to make this a way of life.
I'm feeling pretty good about this past week - despite the Pizza Hut buffet, Pepsi, and Ramen that made up my Monday (thanks for outing me to the Sisterhood yesterday April).

Hey - it happens.  But it doesn't define me.



  1. Haha! Mmmmmmmm, those pesky, deliciously salty noodles!! I have a love/hate relationship with Ramen.

    Looks like you had a good week, too. Solid performance!!

  2. I love you just the way you are!

    Your post yesterday really hit home! REALLY REALLY! Your words resonated with me and I went to a thrift store with a girlfriend and I bought 4 new skirts and two tops - that goes a long way to make me feel better - my current wardrobe really sucks and not everything fits right. aaaacckk....but your words helped!

    way to go with the goals!!

    much love and big hugs!

  3. It does not define you. So true.

    Love ya, girl! Have another awesome week, k?

  4. Could I just move next door to you? You are awesome...that is all!

  5. Great work on achieving your goals! Good idea on thinking of "how can I make this healthier" too. I need to start doing that!

  6. You are doing great Brooke!! Can't wait to see how much you have changed at the end of the month!! You ROCK!!

  7. Wow, this is so awsome. Great job.

  8. I think you're doing super!! You seem to have a better outlook on it all since you're not aiming for 100%! 'Cuz really, 100% on all of them is impossible! Way to go!


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