I will be doing these weekly updates on Thursdays. (Most of the Perfect 10 group is opting for Fridays.) I have some out of town runs and what not where I'll be traveling on Fridays and be away from computer access. So here I am trying to be proactive and planning on Fridays. Not a surprise to some of you that know me, and no that's not the previously unknown fact about me. I will share that at the end after I have stated my progress on my goals.
Let me also preface before I go into my progress that I was a complete and udder bum New Year's day and over the first weekend of the New Year. So there's three days that I completely blew it and should have been earnestly working on these Perfect 10 goals. BAD Girl! Where's that Catholic Nun with the ruler when you need her?
Here's my progress...
--Lose 10 lbs in 10 weeks: It has been an interesting week as far as my weight is concerned. Oh, let me speak plainly here... it's been that woman's time of the month and I've put on 4 lbs. and I've also lost 3 lbs. So overall, I'm up 1 lb. Darn it! But this is all a starting point and week one with only 4 days of really working on these goals. Plenty of room for improvement.
--Build to 10 mi of running in less than 2.5 hrs: I've managed 3.1 miles in 37 min. I think this is a really good start.
--Balance exercises twice a week: Did it! I've been doing a homemade exercise at home with a circle of shoes. (Strange, huh?) I formed a circle of shoes (6 pairs) around me on the floor like a clock face. I stand in the center and reach out with one foot and touch the top of each shoe and then bring that foot back to center without touching down; then out to the next top of the shoe. The first time I almost fell over each time. The second time I got a little better and I have noticed that when the shoes are out to side or behind me that my balance is at it worst.
--Visit Gym 3 times a week: Done! I visited on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Okay now for the unknown fact about me...
I'm worry each day about what I wear and have concerns that one day I will be like that old man that combines the striped shirt with the high-waisted plaid pants. I know it sounds funny but I like to try to push the "fashion envelope" ( shall I say) and I combine some items that sometimes most people would not put together. That's the hardest part about living alone because I don't have someone to preview what I'm wearing and tell me I'm out of my mind for even putting that outfit together. It also doesn't help that I LOVE color, and I have tendency to be a thrift store and garage sale junky.
Case in point...
The paisley shirt I'm wearing today with earrings from Cambria's Collection(link on my blog) and a scarf pin (garage sale find) on a sliver chain...
(I apologise for the bad photos too. I took them myself.)
Oh, and P.S. I'm wearing a pair of brown jeans and brown ESPRIT boots.
SO... What do you think?