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Weekly Wishes = Weekly Goals

If there’s one thing that drives me toward getting things done, it’s making lists and getting to check them off. Jacob gets on my case about this, but sometimes I am guilty of spending way too much time on making new lists / updating old ones. Oops!

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Last week (2013/10/14-20) was an odd week for me. My parents and one of my girlfriends happened to be in town at the same time. Instead of focusing on getting things done, I wanted to spend plenty of time with them since it’s pretty rare that we get to see each other. We hung out at the Santa Monica Pier. We tried the burger at Father’s Office for the first time. We took my parents on a day trip to the San Diego zoo. Somehow, I still managed to fit in four Insanity workouts, one Rosetta Stone Italian lesson, and write up this blog. :)

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Instead of doing separate posts updating you on my 100 days of less challenge, I included my updates here along with other goals I want to set and accomplish. It’s now week 4! These were my homework items from last week:

  1. As far as purchases go, we didn’t buy anything! Hooray
  2. I didn’t exactly clean my desktop. To my defense, I was barely at the computer this past week! :P
  3. In between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed” – Sid Caesar. I did plenty of enjoying life while spending time with loved ones.
My Weekly Wishes / Weekly Goals for Oct 21-27:
  1. Clean desktop and keep it clean every day of the wk.
  2. Skype with parents and grandma once this week.
  3. Blog at least two travel posts and one recipe post.
  4. Do an Insanity workout at least 4x this week. Push for 5.
  5. Write four things I’m thankful for in my gratitude journal every day.
  6. Finish Rosetta Stone Italian Level 3 > Unit 2
  7. Finish reading Cat’s Cradle.
  8. Start reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma.
  9. Read the bible every day, even if it’s only one verse.
  10. Buy stamps and send out mail.

I know it seems like a lot, but I know if I fail this week, I can hit the reset button and start off with a clean slate the following week. That’s the nice thing about weekly goals. I can adjust accordingly in just seven days.

What are some things you accomplished last week that you’re proud of?

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Love the pictures! you’re family is so dang cute! I can’t believe you did insanity 4 times this weekend?! you go girl! I’m trying to hit the gym 3x a week right now. so far i’m up to 2x. You’ve got plenty of wishes and goals this week, I hope you have a great week! I really like #9. just to even read 1 verse a day. also, are you studying italian for any certain reason?

    1. esther julee

      Thanks Codi! :) Yeah, I can’t believe it either.. But my husband has been a huge supporter and has been doing the workouts alongside me even though we both hate ourselves during the workout.

      I used to try to make myself read a chapter a day or a book a day… and then realized that the pressure was just too much for me. And when I didn’t do it, I wouldn’t give myself any grace. But this time telling myself to only read one verse has actually motivated me to read a chapter a day so far. Isn’t that funny?

      I’m only doing the third one because I already did the first two before we went to Italy. Since we have the set of 1-3, I wanted to finish it out. Hope you have a great week too! I believe in you!

  2. Andrea

    Insanity that’s hard core!!! More power to you girl. Sounds like you’re doing much better than me in the language department. I’m trying to learn Spanish (via a bunch of downloaded apps lol) and I’ve barely touched it. Maybe a good goal for me next week :)

    1. esther julee

      Haha it really is hard core.. but I wouldn’t call myself hardcore. I modify a lot of the workouts.. and every time I start the video I already hate myself. It’s a difficult workout, but it does work. You should totally add it to your goals list next week! :) You can always start small with maybe one word or phrase a week and then you can add more every week / day!

  3. I love your goals! There are a lot of them but I believe you can accomplish all of them. I look forward to reading your travel posts.

    1. esther julee

      Thank you! I hope I didn’t bite off more than I can chew. But since it’s the first week, I’m considering it a test run… :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  4. Christine

    Love your goals, Esther! Writing in a gratitude journal is such an effective way to spruce up our days with a little more joy and love :) I’ve read everything by Michael Pollan, and I hiiiighly recommend it… Hope you get around to start reading Omnivore’s Dilemma. Never heard of this insanity workout before, but judging by the name it doesn’t sound very gentle..! Is it solely for the hard core peeps? ;)

    1. esther julee

      Thanks @disqus_0bMcsG89Dw:disqus! :) I just started reading yesterday. So far it’s an interesting read, but I’m just scared it’s going to make me hate food… the way i like & know food anyways. I wouldn’t consider myself hardcore at all. Actually, I used to call myself lazy all the time and didn’t workout for years.. but I saw my other friends do it, and I figured if they can do it, so can I! :P I definitely have to modify many of the workouts, but I feel like I’m getting stronger everyday. And if I can do it… I think anyone can. haha

  5. Becky B

    AH! I love commenting on posts, especially if you are new to Weekly Wishes Link up, so firstly, welcome! :)
    I absolute adore your main picture on your blog!
    Good luck with your wishes, I’ve always wanted to try Insanity but was put off by the price, so I stuck to my made up routines.. of walking haha!
    Italian is a great language to learn, I took lessons in college before working there for a month, it was great fun and I occasionally look back in my books and try and broaden my language each week!

    Have fun!


    1. esther julee

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words :) Yeah.. Insanity is really expensive. We just happened to borrow a friend’s copy. It’s kind of sad to say.. but you can always find someone who doesn’t want theirs anymore. And people who do complete it don’t always repeat it!

      Ooh! Maybe we can try to have a conversation in Italian. A really simple one. haha I wish I just had more italians around me to practice with.

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