Totally wiped out and drenched in sweat after my first spinning class - one of my five new things!
I loved it, I'll definitely be going back for more.
End-of-challenge wrap up:
1. Get to onederland.
Goal met! And not a moment too soon, jeez. The last ten pounds were the toughest of all since I started to get healthier last summer, seriously. Lots of mental roadblocks and emotional walls that needed to be broken down.
2. Cut back on scale dependency.
I consider this goal met - I still weigh daily, but I've been doing a really great job of not letting it make or break my day. In spite of slowed weight loss lately, I've had an awful lot of NSVs to celebrate, and I know that I feel fantastic every day that I do my very best, so whatever the number on the scale says can't possibly make me feel otherwise.
3. Log 220 biked miles.
Goal met! I biked 15.5 miles this week, for a challenge total of 220.5 miles (or 100.2% of my goal).
4. Log 60 minutes weekly on Wii Fit.
Goal not met. I didn't make it most weeks - though I did this last week! Figured I'd finish strong. I think this is a good winter challenge goal, but with the weather so nice, I often chose long walks over Wii Fit, especially since it burns more calories and gets me out of the house.
5. Complete three of my 101-in-1001 goals.
Goal met! I actually completed ten, with one more knocked out this week: #87 (Wash the dishes every time I use them for a whole week). Awesome!
6. Try five new things.
Goal met! My five things were:
- Ran "silent" [without my iPod] several times
- Walked to the library instead of taking the bus or the train
- Used the "other" gym (the university has two, but I've only ever used the less fancy one)
- Tried a spinning class (felt the burn, loved it)
- Went semi-public with my blog (a few friends read it - as does my dad, who called me up and had the greatest conversation after he read all the suggested "getting to know me" entries from the My Story page - not sure how frequently they read, but they're out there!)
7. Make a plan for summer and fall.
I'm going to consider this goal met - even though I don't have anything set in stone yet, I have been applying to several jobs a week and have made a lot of progress with planning some of the major decision making that will need to happen soon. I'm still nervous and anxious and stressed, but not so completely overwhelmed by it all. Someday I'll look back on this summer and smile - I was broke and unnecessarily worried about a future that ended up working out perfectly for me.