Showing posts from December 18, 2016

It always takes a little time

to wind down. Today is just like a regular Friday; dog park, Costco, errands; so nothing new there. But now we have nothing to do for days. It will really start to set in on Sunday when we don't have to get ready for Monday. Yeah, love teaching.

I did get up this morning and weigh and measure myself. So now I have the initial stats to work with.

I'm on the fence about Crossfit. I was just going to write this long diatribe about how I'm on the fence about Crossfit, how I don't go as much as I should, how maybe I should quit and focus on something else, blah, blah blah..... That attitude was the past. The new me is going to go to Crossfit 3x a week. I do think I'm going to cut down my membership to 3x a week. I'm going to focus on walking, walking, walking, and running when I get there. But I still need to do weights a couple of days a week. Maybe I'll just leave it because I would like to go to Core & Stretch class also. Okay, for right now, no change …

Made it!!!!

To winter break that is. I am so relieved. This was the longest week ever. EVER. The good news is, our grades are due by noon tomorrow and I have mine all done already. That has never happened before. I like leaving school with nothing to do :)

So now it is time to focus on me for a while. One of the thing the Passion Planner has is, what they call, roadmap. They look like this:

The idea is to list out some things you really want to do in 3 months, 1 year, 3 years, and in your lifetime. You then take one of those and break it own into concrete steps to be taken with date deadlines and everything. I've used it in the past, but not to its full extent. I'm actually playing around with it now before I put it into my new book. Oh, my new book is so pretty:

It looks so much better than this picture though. The pink is so bright and just feels amazing. Okay, enough about that. Before I go writing in it, I am playing around with the roadmap. Things like this do not come naturally…

Starting now

So I am really trying to get started now on my new year goals. I had planned to get up and do yoga this morning. Then I had trouble falling asleep last night and ended up oversleeping this morning. Ugh!!! Then I couldn't go to Crossfit because the Sears person was coming to give us a quote on new carpet. $5,000 = not now. By then I was tired and hungry and did not get on the treadmill. Okay, this will be a process, so I'll just keep trying. On top of everything, it is the last week of the semester. I just have to get through 3 more days and final exams. I'll do it, I will do it. The point is to keep moving forward. Progress not perfection. I'm not perfect. Far from it. So I can just keep trying my best. Tomorrow is a new day.

Passion Planner and the new year

I've been using a Passion Planner for 2 years now. One of the things I really, really like about the Passion Planner is that it helps you to consider your long term plans and then break them down into manageable monthly and weekly goals. I like that. A. Lot. I've evolved in the ways I use my planner over the time I've been using it. I've used it where I've tried to schedule everything in advance:

I would sit down every Sunday night and plan out my week. I would block out my work schedule (yellow). Then fill in my planned workouts (pink) and schedule some dissertation time (blue). As other things came up I would write them in. This worked out okay, but I found that scheduling anything but the most basic events for a full week was difficult at best. Things come up. Schedules change. Work runs late, etc. So then I decided to not schedule everything, but allow the week to be more fluid and just track what happened. This is what that looks like: 

Instead of filling the …