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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

90 Day Sprint Sucesses and Failures

I started my 90 day sprint on May 4th. I still have a few days to go and I have been very happy w my fitness results however, my home goals have not  quite been met. I haven't fully reached my fitness goal but I'm SO close! My home is very organized but I have still not unpacked all of our boxes in our sheds. Of course I will keep going and I really think that point of setting this goal is to go hard after what you are attaining and to develop habits that will continue long after your 90 Day Sprint is over. I do plan to set another goal but it will be only 60 days of 10X goals and 10X focus. More on that in a future post.

Through much trial and error I know exactly what my aging body needs in order to perform at it's peak and to gain muscle. Intermittent Fasting did not work for me.  I'm sure it is because I wasn't doing it right and I know the mistakes I made but it just isn't something I enjoyed doing. I'm seeing greater results eating 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking and trying to get at least 30 grams of protein at every meal. I found the using my Fitbit is a tremendous motivator as well as using my Fit Index Scale and the My Fitness Pal App. I learned that my cardio on my rebounder should be performed AFTER my strength training routine found in this post. This not only burns more fat but it allows your body to use all the strength available to perform the circuit training set. I'm much more aware of what I put into my mouth and how it makes me feel. My inflammation has been greatly reduced.

My home goals are doing well as far as organizing my entire home is concerned. I am very pleased with how we have things set up currently and I have a few days to fix a few problem areas. I did enjoy organizing and purging quite a few unneeded items. I enjoyed making things pretty for my girls and our home. My little boy keeps his room very clean as well as my oldest daughter. We have come up with an easy system for my younger girls and will continue to purge and declutter monthly as I have learned this is an ongoing process. I still have so much to do outside of our home. I have many boxes to unpack and sheds to go through. I will be brutal when going through these boxes because I love the feel of our home right now and do not want to add much to it. It may be hard to let some things go but I know the peace we feel in living w less.

My last area that I did not share with all of you was my children's summer reading. I'm very impressed and proud at the effort my kids have put forth for their summer reading program. They read every day at 10:00 am or earlier. My son is halfway through the Hobbit )I asked him what is next and he looked at me like I was crazy. Lord of the Rings of course. That's my boy.  My oldest daughter is on her last chapter of Amos Fortune. She is excited to start on Number the Starts next. Bookie and Kate have been working on their handwriting and reading small books and going through workbooks throughout the summer. I'm very happy to see my children reading books on their own and Emma getting ahead in her schoolwork. The practice of reading at a certain time every day has made it easy on all of us. No one has to ask anyone to read and the children just automatically know what they should be doing to get in their reading every day.

So there you have it, folks. My experience with a 90 day sprint. It felt great to have a longer term goal to keep focused on and to keep me on track. I highly recommend setting goals and aiming for a target. You will not hit a target that you cannot see. I'm glad I set some clear targets and I may not have hit a bullseye but I got very close and I intend to continue on until I do!

Thank you for reading.
Grace &peace,
Adoring Family

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