Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013.
Do we ever find ourselves?
What do you want for 2013?
I could write your eyes off about how much I want for 2013, but my words are dead unless I go and fulfill. My good friend, Amy, and I made a list of goals that we want for 2013 using the circle of life – measuring the balance in your life and (hopefully) restoring it.
The Categories are:
Career + School
Fun + Recreation
Friends + Family
I def have a lot to work on if I want change and growth, but that is why we are humans. We have in inevitable ability to change and grow when the opportunity arises. I don’t want to leave this life accomplishing nothing and letting life pass me by and not making the most of my life. I want to help and encourage others, but that’s not going to happen sitting on my couch waiting for them to come to me – time to get off my butt and look for ways to encourage and help people.
Time Blocking - Making a schedule of specific times that I need to do specific things…oh, and actually doing them.
Planning My Week – I worked for someone who always encouraged me to “see my day” and heck, see others days too. That way you know where you can spare time and you know if you get behind or even ahead, where you can cut time, etc.
Make a Vision Board - See what you want to accomplish and therefore do it. This is a great exercise that can help with processing your goals.
Make a Soundtrack for Productivity - If you’re like me, music helps everything! It can dictate my mood and help/hinder what I am doing. So, if you need a little help being productive, working out, cleaning, etc. then listen to music!! (Songza.com is a really fun and enjoyable playlist creator based on what you are doing and what you are feeling)
alright, lets go into 2013 with a fresh perspective and never-take-no-for-an-answer attitude.
welp, this post isn’t long enough I move on to my next order of business:
FitNASS – (Fitness)
I am almost done with my original 12-week program (Ive taken a week off here and there for Holidays and even now i’m battling a stomach ache from el diablo himself which is very unfortunate because it is interrupting my eating..and this girl’s gotta eat!)
but, I wont let that slow me down. Im going to the doctor this afternoon and then (hopefully) to the gym, for at least cardio!!! Yesterday was impossible. It hurt to move.
So for the last 3 weeks of the program (currently on week 2 out of 3), i’ll be carb cycling. This hasnt been easy and I didnt realize how many carbs were in foods that I love. Thankfully for New Years I went high carb (maybe a little overboard).
Week 10 – 4 days low carb, 1 day high carb, 2 days high carb
Week 11 – 1 day high carb, 3 days low carb, 1 day high carb, 2 days low carb
Week 12 -1 day low carb, 1 day high carb, 3 days low carb, 1 high carb, 1 low carb
On high carb days my breakdown is:
Cals – 1500
Protein – 131g
Fat – 25g
On low carb days:
Protein – 210g
Fat – 40g
The workouts are more intense and im doing a lot more work with my heart rate zones. Trying to kick it up for a portion of the workout with HIIT and lifting for endurance.
To see the workouts, just go here: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-easons-livefit-phase-3.html – weeks 10-12.
I’ll admit that through the holidays i’ve been cheating more than normal and New Years Eve was my last drinking day until cruise day in March. The effects are terrible (i feel groggy, achy, and pukey)..im sorry, not worth it.
For 2013 OLR will see more recipes, fitness motivations, inspiring words, challenges, and posting period.
What would you like to see more of?