Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mamavation Monday 12/12 - Creating a Vision

I've had a rough time sticking to my goals.  I haven't accomplished one goal that I wanted to this year.  I'm disappointed, but not dwelling on it simply because I can only change the future.

I've been keeping up with the two week challenge as well.  I haven't been eating the best overall, but I at least ditched the soda!  And my eating could have been worse.

I was bad however about food journaling!  I did great on Monday, but then I woke up for work at 5:30 on Tuesday (which isn't normal for me) and completely blanked on keeping up with it.  I am working on making this a habit, but it's been a rough thing.  I am wondering about setting reminders on my phone to remind me to input my food journal throughout the day.  Anyone struggle with this?

If you have noticed lately on twitter I have been talking about vision boards.  I love the idea behind them, but I'm struggling to make one.  Well, not struggling, but I am not sure if I have made the goals manageable or not. So, I am taking screeshots of my "boards" I made with powerpoint. I tried to use google docs to do this, but the formatting got COMPLETELY messed up.  It was strange.  So, I'm putting it here.

The way I figured out what I wanted this board to look like is by sitting down with a pen and writing down everything I wanted to accomplish fitness related.  I believe my goals are attainable throughout a twelve month time span.

However, I haven't put anything diet wise on the boards yet.  So, I'm still trying to work that in of course. As I stated, these are a work in progress and I need help!  I have three more Mondays before I HAVE to have my final version ready!

I know that these goals are going to take definite tweaks to my nutritional intake.

I feel pretty good about these goals (and deadlines) I have set for myself. I am graduating (if Organic final goes well), so I am going to have a lot more free time than I have the last few years.  I also figured that making them in powerpoint would allow me to print multiple copies to be placed strategically around me so that thae

So here it goes - If you have ANY suggestions, please give them to me or if you see anything I have left out!

I never completed the ENTIRE p90X challenge, so I put that on my list and it lasts 90 days, which is 3 months!  I've been good about no soda and my 96 oz of water daily goal, but I carried them through anyway.  And the meditating person up there?  I have been slowly moving back into meditation and feel so much less stressed and I DEFINITELY want to keep that up.

Upon completing the 90 day p90x challenge, I want to do something I did years ago when I had amazing abs - The Firm.  I remember how hard most of the videos worked my body and how great I felt.  I have only completed the set once for a full 90 day cycle, but I have always wanted to do it again.  The DVDs are collecting dust on my shelf, so why not? The really strong/flexible girl in the left?   That's my picture for working on yoga fairly seriously.  I want to get some serious flexibility and strength!  The Pilates picture is to remind me about strengthening my core and keeping it strong.  I'm going to add Pilates in the mix too in order to increase my flexibility.

When those are all completed and it's no longer winter I want to start training seriously for a 5K.  I want to run a 5K and have said this for years, yet never done any serious training.  Of course 3 months will be enough training time.  I'm hoping that from the rigorous challenges prior to this will aid me in being in fairly decent shape.  I also want to focus on increasing flexibility of course.  It takes years to master that pose probably, but it's just a gentle reminder :)

I am hoping that all of this hard work will pay off to some well developed muscles and abs.  I truly believe that 12 months is an attainable goal since I am not trying to lose weight but build some serious muscle mass. Note that these pics are not "ideals" of myself.  They are just visual reminders of what I am aiming for.         



7 comments :

Marie "aka Shorty" said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just keep your head up high and you can do. Just keep trying and you'll eventually reach you goal. Like the saying goes try try again. Have a good week this week.

MNMSpecial said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love how you broke the vision boards down in 90 day increments. I think that makes it a challenge to keep up while still being maintainable.
Woohoo for finishing school soon and having more time to focus on your goals.

Wendy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really like the vision boards! I've got to try them! AND I like 90 day goals... I tend to make BIG goals, and need to remember to break them down into smaller ones

Krista Swan @kristalswan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I agree with Meagan: I love how your goals are broken into increments. Inspiring!

Lena said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Vision boards are cool. Not sure if I ever get to doing one, but I love yours

Resa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Vision boards are BRILLIANT, and yours set such great, realistic timelines! I'm very excited to see where you take them. :) And HOLY wow are food journals hard to keep track of, but your phone reminders sound like a great idea.

Aries Mommy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the vision boards!! Congrats on ditching the soda :)

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