I wanted to ace the sixth week, but work messed up those plans. It wasn’t a bad ending to the challenge but I could have obviously done much better.
Goal 1: Eat a strict nutritarian diet (A)
Yay, another A. This week was far easier than the last week in that I didn’t have a ton of events to go to and deprive myself at. In fact the one social event I did go to, the restaurant actually had these homemade soft-shell corn vegan tacos that perfectly married with my diet. Skip the side of fries, add a side of steamed broccoli and I was good to go. My subconscious mind knowing I was coming up on the end of the diet did start having me dreaming of delights, such as a pizza-sized cheesecake and scooping ice cream out of a vat to make a huge bowl of it. But mixed in was a dream about making a Reuben style sandwich using beets instead of meat. No, I don’t think that will taste good in real life, but that’s where my brain went.
Goal 2: Sleep at least 7 hours (B+)
I just squeaked out a B+ on my sleep goal. Between not being able to shut my brain off some nights and having to wake up very early many mornings there were days where I just didn’t get the sleep I needed. There were no F days, but I cut it close on a few.
Goal 3: Walk (and/or Run) for a total of at least 10,000 steps (C+)
There was big time faltering on this goal compared to last week. Again, work pressed out many things most days but I was able to get more steps in during my usual routine even if I wasn’t getting as much in via exercising. It still didn’t make up the difference though.
Goal 4: Do at least 5 minutes of calisthenics (C)
I did get a little more calisthenics in than I did the previous week. It’s not a huge increase, but it was enough to bump up the score.
Goal 5: Do at least 15 minutes of yoga (C)
I didn’t fully recover on the yoga front, but I did get several sessions in, so I’m pretty happy with that.
Summary (Overall grade C+):
I would have liked my last week to have been on the positive side, but that’s not to be. As I move into the first week of my next challenge we’ll have to see what I can do to improve it. A slight slowdown in work schedule should help a bunch.