Goal Week 6 Redux

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.



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