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Reading, A Diet Challenge, and Really Ugly Doodles | Weekly Wishes #3

Weekly Wishes is a weekly link-up (via Melyssa @ The Nectar Collective) where I share my goals or “wishes” for the week along with other bloggers. Last Week’s Goals Last ...

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Weekly Wishes is a weekly link-up (via Melyssa @ The Nectar Collective) where I share my goals or “wishes” for the week along with other bloggers.

The Nectar Collective

Last Week’s Goals

Last week, my goals were to:

  1. Do an in-depth Bible study
  2. Draw in my sketch book
  3. Come up with a new workout plan
  4. Detox

In-depth Bible study. I’ll say I was partially successful at this. I was able to read pretty much everyday and do a more in-depth study of the book of Job, however, I still feel like I could have done better had I prioritized my time. There are several other books of the Bible that I need to spend time studying more in depth, so lets just consider this a life go that will be on-going. 🙂

Draw in my sketch book. Womp, womp, wooooomp! My sketchbook is so pretty too! Too bad that it’s still completely empty (except for one lonely doodle)! This will be a repeat goal this week.

Come up with a new workout plan. This is another womp, womp, womp. I still worked out this week but I just went to the gym and did random stuff as I didn’t have the time to go through my fitness magazines and come up with a new plan like I wanted to.

Detox. I was only partially successful at this. I did drink a green smoothie almost every morning but I only had salad for lunch one day last week. I did make the cabbage soup, but I only ate it for 2 days instead of 3. I also ate grilled cheese sandwiches for 3 days straight and had Korean fried chicken on Friday. So much for the detox!

This Week’s Goals

After looking at my (lack of) accomplishments last week, I need to quit playing around! I think the issue is (1) I need to be more specific about my goal and (2) I need to break it down into a smaller goal until I get the hang of consistently accomplishing it.

This week, my goals are to:

1. Draw 3 (ugly) doodles in my sketchbook. Part of the issue of me not drawing is perfectionism. I used to draw really well years ago but I know I’m really rusty now. I just can’t bring myself to make ugly drawings, even though I know its important to practice so I can get better. I figure if I force myself to draw something, anything, even if its ugly, it’ll break me of my need to “be perfect” and help me get into the habit of drawing just for drawing’s sake.

2. Start one of HangtightwMarC‘s diet challenges. After last week’s failed attempt to truly detox, I realize that I’m going to have to take baby steps in order to get my eating back on track. As I mentioned last week, MarC is a blogger friend of mine who runs a free workout blog that is jam-packed with good info. I even interviewed her on the blog and did one of her workouts. On her blog, she guides her readers through monthly “diet challenges” where she encourages them to make one positive change for the month, such as cutting out all sugar. I think this is a good approach to overhauling your eating over time. I’m going to try it!

3. Go on online and find a new workout. The reason I didn’t come up with a new workout last week was because I just didn’t have the time to sit down and leaf through all my old fitness magazines and piece a new workout together. What I’m going to do instead is go through the websites of women’s fitness magazines like Oxygen, Fitness RX, and Strong and just pull a pre-made workout from there.

4. Read at least one book chapter everyday. Now that I’ve gotten my kindle, I love that I able to download new books instantly…the only problem is I’m downloading more books than I’m actually reading! To get a handle on my growing collection of half-read kindle books, I’m committing to reading at least one chapter everyday on the books I already have.


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What are your wishes for the week? Anything in particular you really want to get done?

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