Accountability Tuesdays – Week 7

Tuesday, Tuesday, wherefore art thou, Tuesday?

Oh crap, you’re right here? God dammit, I’ve gotta learn how to pay more attention to time passing.

It’s been a bit of a rough week, goal-wise, so let’s go ahead and get this over with, shall we?

Health and Body Image Goal

This week wasn’t as good as I was hoping, but better than past weeks have been. Of course, as I’ve mentioned before I never eat particularly well while at home, so that’s a nick in the ‘bad’ column, but on the ‘good’ side of things I started doing Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution. It’s a 90-day program something like P90X, but the videos are shorter and involves more cardio than the weight-training-heavy P90X. So far I’ve done two of the “Workout” videos (which are high-intensity interval training programs that intersperse cardio moves with weight moves), and one of the Cardio videos. All are much tougher than I was imagining. I had hoped to use the first week to do Jillian’s “Rev Your Metabolism” program, which is basically doing two videos a day instead of one for the first week, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. I managed it the first day, but on the second I only got five minutes into the second video and literally could not lift my legs anymore. I was really trying, I swear, but it just wasn’t happening. So I’ll continue on with the rest of the week as normal and maybe I’ll be able to manage the “Rev” plan on one of the consecutive weeks. Either way, I’m getting some exercise in, which is way more than I’ve been doing previously.

Editing Goal

I’m going to just go ahead and admit that I still haven’t done jack on this one. No excuses, no reasons, just good old fashioned “Nope. Haven’t done it.”

1,000,000 Words Goal

The only words I wrote this past week were for the blog (I’m trying to schedule ahead of time so I don’t have to worry about it for a little while), and those words totaled 3646. Not a great week, but still better than nothing. Hoping to do better this week, but I’ve got quite a few things to take care of at home before I head back out West next Tuesday, so we’ll just have to see, I guess.
And before I put this post to rest, a request:
Does anyone have any advice for potty training a toddler? I could really use some, seeing as we’re not getting anywhere. She comes to the bathroom with us (and even asks to go herself sometimes) and sits on her potty for a few minutes, but as yet she hasn’t done anything so I don’t think she’s really catching on so much as she’s just copying mommy and daddy. One more week until my husband is stuck doing this alone for two weeks straight, so any advice would be just lovely. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Accountability Tuesdays – Week 7

  1. I’m inspired by your Million word goal. I have a tiny goal for myself this year, write every day, and try and average over 350 a day, because that would equal over 127,000 for the year.
    I’m currently at an avg of 614 a day and have made all 50 days of the year.

    Following your blog now, and wish you luck in all your goals!

    Plus, my wife and I might be interested in the Jillian Michaels workouts, be nice to find one more leaning towards cardio.

    • Best of luck on your goal as well! I did something similar to yours last year and it really helped me a lot…it allowed me to finally finish the apocalypse novel I’d been working on! Now I’m just shooting for the stars of quantity, which is insane and I’m nowhere near on track, but it’s been helpful just to have that goal in the back of my mind. 🙂

      As for the Jillian Michaels vids, you might like Body Revolution. Each week you do two different “workout” vids on two days each, and a cardio vid on two other days. What I like about it is that in the workout vids you will (generally) do an upper body move, then a lower body move, then something with a little cardio to keep your heart rate up. Jillian is more concerned with the weight-loss an toning aspects of weight training, rather than trying to beef you up. I’m only on week one but so far I’m loving it. 🙂

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