Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 33 - 7 Month Focus

Had lunch yesterday with Margene . It was so much fun getting to know her better. She's just as wonderful in person as she is on her blog. I enjoyed hearing about her journey, goals and family. I am so sad she is moving to Utah next month!!! Good for that state, as she has plans to make a difference, in helping people get fit and healthy!! I know she will do awesome!!! Margene is a powerful woman, who can accomplish much!! So happy we were able to get together!! Hey, we got our picture taken and hopefully she will post it soon on her blog. Check it out!!

I am slowly learning that I am competitive. Not only with other people, but with myself. I am having a blast pushing myself to new limits.....even if it hurts!!! Example...last night, I needed 2000 more steps to go to make my 10,000 step goal. So while watching, The Biggest Loser, I ran in place during the show and rested during the commercials. Thank goodness it was only an hour! Not only did I get my 2000 steps, but I actually got to 11745!!

It's kind of like, I'm not going to bed until it's done!! I like that attitude. Now it's not good enough to just hit the goal...I am now motivated to push just a bit further and add a little more! Makes me really happy!!

Stats from yesterday...

Exercise: 30 minutes on the treadmill and 50 minutes water aerobics...oh and my crazy running place!
Steps: 11745
Calories: 1303
Food tracking: done
Water: 100+ oz
Blog: done

Feeling good!!

You know, I just looked up to see how many days it's been since I started my 7 Month Focus. Wow, I cannot believe it's been 33 days already. Time flies so fast! With that said, if you have not already, wouldn't it be fun to start your own challenge? You would be amazed how fast the time goes, how challenged and accomplished you will feel when you reach your goals. Time is going to go by anyway, might as well make the best of it and make stuff happen. You might be saying, I can't do challenges. I get that....I could not either. I tried many and failed miserably!! The key for me, is doing my own challenge, selecting a balance of items to focus on that are reasonable and achievable. Oh I mean achievable with effort and items that stretch you a little. It is most rewarding!!

Notice when I started my challenge, I stunk it up all over the place and then......just by staying focused......something switched for me and I am achieving these goals. It happened by staying focused. It works!!

How about you. Are you in a challenge now? If not, do you want to start one today? Are you with me?

Keep focused!!           


  1. It sounds like things are going well for you. And meeting Margene must have been very special. I sometimes wish that there was some type of yearly get-together or meeting for us on-line bloggers. It would be so great to meet one another, and what an incentive to stay on our plans!

    I signed up for Allan's challenge. I've had a difficult several months, and I felt that I needed something very structured to get me on track.

  2. I love the not goin to bed til its done! awesome!

  3. I just saw your picture over on Margene's blog. You've really lost weight from the shot on the right of your blog! Great work!!!!!

  4. Thats so great that you and Margene got to get together! I have followed both of your blogs for a while now and I think its so great!


  5. Great job getting those steps in :)

  6. I would have loved to have been at that lunch!!! To meet you and Margene would have made my year.

    As for challenges...I agree. I seem to be doing better with my own. And as you know I seem to be setting goals and challenging myself all the time these days. It's helped me so much. So glad you're achieving your goals. I'm proud of you Joy!

    Love to you my friend!!!

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