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Perfect 10: Week 2

Here are my goals for the Perfect 10:

- Walk 12 miles a week (done)
- Do front (2x60) and side (1x30/side) planks 3 days a week. (done)
- Keep on our budget. (done)
- Hit and exceed my initial weight loss goal (and start a new one) (on pace...)
- Read 4 books (almost done with one)
- Only use my horn for avoiding traffic collisions. (success!)
- Cook dinner at home 4 times a week (done)

- Go on 3 hikes (none yet, but there's still time)

My interesting tidbit:

I'm very impulsive.  It used to be really bad.  Years ago, I made a coffee table with a "zen" rock garden in it.  I bought some white sand to put in it and wanted to get some really dark, almost black, rocks to complete the set-up.  My mom said that there were some nice rocks, just like the ones I was looking for, out on Mora Beach.  It's out on the Olympic Penninsula, about 4 hours away.  I really wanted those rocks.  And needed them ASAP, so I called my brother and a good friend and asked if they wanted to go camping.  They said yes, but I didn't have any camping gear.  2 tents, a stove, a cooler, 2 lanterns and $300 later, we were on the road.  We drove to the campground that night, camped out, got the rocks, and came home the next day.  I essentially bought $300 dark grey/black rocks to go into my coffee table.  Yeah. That's impulsive!  But Anna's really tamed me--she's actually helped me learn how to think before acting (most of the time...).  And I love her for that.

Another day, another step toward hitting my goal on my treadmill.  I made 2.41 miles.  Wow.  Intense, and challenging.  Maybe I can get it done by the end of January.  Good goal.  Good progress.  Oh, and I walked 7.75 miles (plus 0.25 miles earlier) on the way home from dinner tonight in 1:52!

1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill (2.41 miles)
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster (315 Calories)
1- 15 minute session on the Elliptical
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
2 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
30 sit ups

Walk 8 miles
Read the Bible

4- 20 minute sessions on the Treadmill (2.23 miles, 2.28 miles, 2.35 miles, 2.41 miles)
4- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster (312 Calories, 318 Calories, 315 Calories, 315 Calories)
4- 15 minute sessions on the Elliptical
3 sets of 2- 60 second planks
6 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
250 sit ups
Walk 15 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

Weekly Calorie Count:
Saturday: 2,110 Calories
Sunday: 2,100 Calories
Monday: 1,270 Calories
Tuesday: 1,680 Calories
Wednesday: 1,835 Calories
Thursday: 2,001 Calories

Friday: 1,940 Calories
Total for the week: 12,936 Calories.  Average: 1,848 Calories

Remember, you can follow my twEATS


  South Beach Steve

January 15, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Look at all that green! And yeah, I would say that is pretty impulsive. I can be that way too.


January 16, 2010 at 8:21 AM

How long does it take you to walk the 8 miles? Are you on a treadmill? What's your speed? I need to know these things!


January 16, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Hey Ehren, I walked outside this time, and it took me just under 2 hours. So an average of 4.1 mph.

On the treadmill, I can maintain a much faster rate (you know, wihtout all the sang stoplights and everything...).


January 16, 2010 at 11:01 AM

You have stoplights that sing to you?? =)


January 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM

I think you're doing great getting to your goals and I really like the way you've color coded them! Green is for go, go, go!


January 17, 2010 at 8:23 PM

That's funny about the $300 rocks! Ah, those were the days, huh? I have impulsive tendencies too, so I can relate to this one.

Congrats on what looks like a great week at your goals!


January 19, 2010 at 9:28 AM

hahah its something girls have to learn to. Just cause it says sale doesnt mean you need to buy. If you were not gonna buy it in the first place you didnt save any money :)

well done on your goals