Archive | December 11, 2011

#ROW80 Check-In Sunday 12th December

I had been doing so well with my challenges, until Friday. On Friday I went to a supplier’s Christmas drinks at lunchtime, and it’s been downhill since then. Rather than staying for a few hours, my boss and I thought it would be a good idea to stay for hours and hours. So long that I got hammered.

I met 3 of Friday’s goals. I always knew I was going to the drinks, so thought it was going to be a bad day, but had hoped for a little more than 3. Or well.

What I had also hoped for was feeling a little better yesterday so I could get more than 1 of my goals. 1 out of 9. How bad is that!

Today I’m planning on getting 9. Actually, I’m debating whether to let myself have some chocolate toady and only get 8. To be honest if I have chocolate I’ll probably go over 1,400 calories, so if I want some I’m going to have to accept losing another 2 points. Would it be worth it…?

I was really proud of myself on Thursday night. I’d gone to bed really late on Wednesday, so by the time I got home after work on Thursday, I was totally shattered. I didn’t want to write, and I didn’t want to exercise on the Wii. I’d decided not to, and accepted losing the 3 points (4 really because I probably wasn’t going to do my exercises either), when suddenly, from nowhere, I got some motivation. I didn’t do 20 minutes on the Wii, I did 30. Then I started writing. I didn’t write 500 words (for goal 1), I didn’t write 1,000 words (which is the 2 points), I wrote 1130. That’s about 130 more than I’ve written in 1 day in December. Yay!

We decided that weeks start for this challenge on Sundays. So I’m starting a new week today. I’m more determined this week. I’m going to do better. The problem is I have my staff party on Thursday night. At least it’s night though, so I still have the day to achieve things (unlike Friday when I didn’t have time to do anything). I just worry I may get drunk and write off Friday. If I stay off wine I should be ok… I hope.

So my challenges (just to recap – also to put them at the forefront of my mind) daily are:

Eating: 5 fruit/vegetable portions, less than 1,400 calories and no chocolate

Exercise: Walk 2km, 20 minutes on the Wii and my knee exercises

Writing: Write a blog, write 500 words, write another 500 words.

I’m over a third of the way through this challenge. I’ve got to say, although I hate it, I’m really loving it. I seem to totally be someone who needs a challenge to be able to get things done. That’s why know I’ll carry on with ROW80 next year! Yay!