9/9 to 10/10 Challenge Check In #2


2x Workout with Angie my trainer
7x Log my food – 1800-2000 cal
5x I will be in bed by 10.
5x Drink 64 oz of water a day.
7x Prayer and study

A star for every goal.  What a great week.  I loved starting the week off with two sessions with Angie.  It meant that most of my week I was on my own for exercise.  It was gorgeous so walks in the evening were on the agenda.  I did notice that towards the end of the week my desk really started piling up.  The most difficult thing to do is to leave a pile on my desk but I must keep my new schedule.  It is too important.  I might try a morning swim.  I like when I exercise in the morning because any additional activity in the day is a bonus.   (Tracy we’ll give it a go together).

How was your week?  Knowing that you folks were keeping true to your goals sure helped me along too.

Proud — I actually said no.  I said no to an additional work assignment that would have brought recognition, extra paid preparation hours and stress. Normally I would have tossed everything to the side and made this my number one priority.  I’m guarding my schedule.  I must keep true to these goals.
Here are our fellow Challengers

Even though it’s too late to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end, anyone can still join in. The major benefit of any Challenge is the support from the other participants and being accountable for a period of time.
Come join us!


Day 10 – Right Minded


  1. Thanks for sharing The Hot 100 on here! It is really going to be a great challenge, and your challenge segways right into it!

    Now on to my goals for the week:

    – Exercise four days a week – while I did this, I don’t deserve an accolades. It was pretty weak.
    – No cereals for the duration of the challenge – cereals this week! Woot!
    – No eating other than a sugar-free popsicle after dinner – I did good every day but yesterday on this one. Grr!
    – Only one “overeating” meal allowed weekly – Only one overeating meal this week.

    Onward and forward to another successful week!

    • We’re just warming up for the Hot 100. We’ll finish the year off just right.

      I went back to your blog searching for last year’s goals. I found comments from you and Beej regarding my Bodybugg. Maybe you’ll win this challenge and chart your way to the end of 2010.

      Have a good week.

      • I sure have wanted one of these for a while. I just keep deciding not to take the plunge. Maybe I will get lucky with this challenge!

  2. Hi! Great job, Shelli, for getting gold stars on all your goals! And that must have been hard to turn that assignment down. I know I would have had trouble with it!

    So my update is as follows:

    1. Log my calories consumed in LoseIt on my iPhone every day regardless if I’m on track or not from 9/9-10/10.

    UPDATE: Not so great this week. I did OK until about Thursday and then things just kinda untangled.

    2. I have my mini goal with a one-week time line to workout before work (requiring me to wake up at 6 am) every day between 9/13-9/19.

    UPDATE: Basically, I had to reassess my goals and I’m trying again this coming week. See my blog for more details. http://tracylenz.com/336/morning-workout-challenge-update/

    3. Complete my first round of 60 days Insanity on 10/6, without skipping any workout.

    UPDATE: Still on track, but like the morning workouts, starting fresh on Monday on day 43.

    4. Post SOMETHING on my blog every day, with at least 3 a week being an actual article from 9/9-10/10.

    UPDATE: Missed a few days but still doing a good amount per week

    This week I am most proud that I did two morning workouts (which is HARD for me). No, that wasn’t my entire goal, but it’s a start, and I’m going to try again next week. It’s all about setting a goal and then evaluating what is working, what is not, and how it aligns with current priorities. So I have two NEW goals to go along with my original that I’m trying again.

    • Hey Tracy I too loose steam towards the end of the week. So I’m trying morning workouts again. 4:30 is going to come supper early.

      We’ll do this.

      • Yes we will!! “See you” bright and early! Let me know how it goes!

  3. 😦 I am a challlenge dud this week. I’d loke to blame it on the surger, but the fact is that I’ve had a rough summer. Apparently, I have issues. chuckle. groan. sigh.

    Goals: 1. Stick to calorie range of 1200-1300 cals a day NOPE 2. 4 servings of veggies a day. YES! 3. Walk 12 miles a week. NOPE (8 miles)

    PROUD OF: phfft. 😦 Well. I’m down, but not out. I am determined to keep at it.


    • You are recovering and it has been a summer. Its time for the Fall and it always feels like a new beginning. You know a new school year and all.

      So here we go let’s make it a great week.

    • Yes, Deb! We can start a brand spankin’ new, fresh week all together! I’m making a clean start as well!

      You can do it! I mean, hey, you got your veggies in, and that really is quite the accomplishment 😉

  4. Shelli, you had such a wonderful week!! So I feel so bad joining the Dud Club. 😦

    But… we promised to be honest, so here goes:
    1. Exercise days per week. Nada, zip. I totally blew this. Been running around some, and totally sidetracked at home with all this job-threat stuff for Jim. Yep, excuses. I am determined to do better this next week.

    2. Carefully track calories. Again, I was so scattered on this… I kept to my 1550 goal twice, went over a smidge a couple times, and zoomed up to 2300 once. Sigh. Again, I want to focus better this next week.

    3. Proud about: hmmmm… okay here’s one: didn’t allow fear, anger and all the other storm of emotions to hang around too long, when all this stuff started about Jim’s job. Am trying to see the good that will come out of it. I still have a choice as to my attitude, and am working to have a thankful, positive one.

    Even though I did lousy last week, I think without the accountability, I might have done worse!! And this is gently nudging me to immediately get back on the straight and narrow, instead of taking a “break”, using circumstances as my excuse. So for that, thank you for having this challenge!


  5. When life is unsure it is so difficult to stay focussed so let’s cheer the victories. Calories for me is the battle and you stayed the course without tooooo much damage.

    I’m so thankful for your friendship.

    We’ve come along way you and me.

  6. Shelli, I’m super proud of you for saying, “No.” I know that’s been a struggle for you, and for you to be able to resist is a huge step.

    Nice work!

  7. Sorry I’m late. I went out of town with my hubby and I didn’t think he was ever going to head back home. We just got back a little while ago.

    My challenge goals are:
    Do resistance training three times a week
    Add protein to each meal
    Eat five fruits and vegetables per day

    Update for 9/19:
    I met all my goals this week. I drank lots of water too, and the frequent trips to the potty added lots of steps to each day. I received Tracy Anderson’s 30-Day Method in the mail this week for review so tried it. It’s a book and workout dvd. I haven’t posted my review of this yet, so I’ll save my thought on that for my review post.

    What I Was Most Proud Of This Week:
    Meeting all my goals! It’s usually hard to meet all the goals I set for myself and when everything works out the way you want it’s a great feeling!

    Oh yeah!!! How could I forget???? I said NO to dessert TWICE this week! It was right there in front of me looking all sugary and stuff, and I looked it straight in it’s gooey center and said NO, I’m not eating you today! I’ve NEVER said no to dessert when it was so close I could smell it before. But now that I’ve done it I know I can do it again…and again!

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