Accountability Update

Here’s another accountability update from last week, with my standard warning:

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Now that’s out of the way, onto the weekly recap. Each item will be ranked 1-10 with 1 being completely off the rails and 10 being picture perfect.

  • Food: 6/10 While at home, my food was great, however last week had me at 3 holiday soirees that included alcohol and some wheat (namely pita chips and bruschetta). I did much better in all 3 situations than I’ve done in a long time. I prepared for each by eating right before heading out and that seemed to help. Still not 100%, but could have been worse.
  • Exercise: 6/10 Ended up with 2 strength and conditioning workouts (goal was 3) and 1 walking/cardio workout (goal was 2). So, 3 workouts versus my goal of 5. Will do better this week.
  • Mental: 8/10 Felt pretty good mentally. Had a visit with the psychologist to check up with my medications for depression and anxiety and we’re sticking with what’s working for the moment. Felt good to socialize some and spend time with friends.
  • Overall: 6/10 I’m going to stick this week at a 6 because I could have done better with workouts. I am not beating myself up over social drinks and food, but still could have done better.

Plan for this week:

  • 5 workouts: 3 strength and conditioning; 2 cardio
  • Lots of sleep and water: Woke up with chest congestion and was coughing all night, so I want to fend off whatever is trying to bring me down.
  • No social outings planned, so should be able to stick to plan well. Planning a grocery store trip tomorrow – I find I get in trouble most when my refrigerator isn’t stocked with the right things.

These are totally random, but this is what happens when I go out, I suppose.

I decide reindeer antlers are a good thing (when paired with sequins, of course)

I decided that if unicorns existed, I would make a good one. The fists are my “hooves” – I would not be a violent unicorn.

Let’s hear it: How did your week go? What’s the plan for this week?

  • Debra Wilson

    I love this pics! So silly and fun! I wore a pink foam crown I made at a 4 year old’s birthday party for almost an entire night once… hehe.

  • Vicki Knox

    What a great Idea doing an Accountability post. I have just found your wonderful blog. I’m an Aussie Girl on her own journey to loss weight. Your blog is inspirational. It’s not a smooth downhill journey we have a few hills to climb once in a while. Thanks for writing about your Ups and Downs.

  • Beth

    Way to go – sounds like you had a great week. I had a sick kiddo at home with the flu all of last week so I didn’t get in any workouts BUT I cooked every night and made good food choices even though I was stuck in the house! This week – back to the gym.

  • Toby Edge

    I think this is brilliant. Accountability is very important in my book. I try to get my clients to be accountable to each other by pairing them up with those who have similar goals and aspirations. There’s somthing powerful about having somebody else making sure that you hit your targets.

    Nobody really minds letting themself down – or at least they let themselves get away with it! If you let somebody else down, however, it doesn’t feel great. We’ve all done it, and its not something we’d wanna do often!

    Great idea sharing your goals, and the blog looks great by the way!

  • Monica

    Way to go on your holiday eating – sounds like you’re really thinking about it and following through – holidays can be tough! And really like the holiday photos – I was feeling a bit Grinch-like, but your antlers and unicorn horn are getting me in the holiday mood!

  • Rachel

    Lol! Fist hooves = awesome!

  • Katie

    Nice. I like Tony Robbins type people, they keep me focused. Happy Holidays!

  • thecarbmonster

    Cute lol!

  • Will2Lose

    I think it’s great that you are trying to get fit. Whats important is being healthy and feeling good about yourself.

  • Katie

    I agree about a well stocked fridge. Having lots of easily
    accessible healthy choices makes making the right one easier. Thank you
    so much for sharing. I just found your blog and I am so happy you have decided to share about your journey to health.

  • Renee aka Pinky

    I love this. I’m trying to think of things to keep me inspired on my blog so that I actually write more regularly than just randomly. I love too that you are an example of what it means to be honest with yourself during this process. I think a lot of people are still fooling themselves (and I don’t mean anyone in particular, I just mean in general – I’m a real “observer” when it comes to this stuff) and I think the more honest you are, the more likely you will succeed in what you want from your life.

    You would be an amazing Unicorn *swoon* :)