Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekly Goals #9

#1. Drink more water. I took a body fat % measurement today, and it had an additional measurement called a body hydration index. Mine was -0.72, and a normal amount is in the single (positive) digits. While I'm not sure how this number is calculated or how accurate it is, I already know that I don't stay hydrated enough. To help this, I bought quite a few store-brand sugar free vitamin waters at the grocery store this week. I'm much more likely to drink them than water, and they are easy to refill at work.
Report out: I did much better with this because I prepared by purchasing and bringing in bottled vitamin water to work. I would drink most of it before lunch, then refill it 1-2 times in the afternoon. Having a physical, disposable bottle helped a lot. I was sick with the flu (or something) this weekend, but tried to drink as much as I could keep down.

#2. Strength train 2x this week. Ideally this would be a session of yoga and then upper and lower body each once. I went to a strength training class yesterday, and it felt really good. I'm still sore. Should be ready for yoga tomorrow night though as it will have been >48 hours between sessions by then.
Report out: Done-yoga on Monday, and legs/butt on Friday. I was going to do abs and upper body this weekend, but decided not to do to being sick.

#3. Take a half hour walk at lunch at least 3 days this week. This helps prepare me mentally for the afternoon, and helps to break up a day of sitting at my desk.
Report out: Only did this once. It is a start (sort of).

#4. Go to gym at least 5 out of the 7 days this week. If I can do all of them, even better. Unless the weather is good enough to go outside on the weekend.
Report out: I believe I did 4 of the 7 days. I took a break due to soreness on Thursday, and then got sick this weekend.

#5. Learn the basic outline of putting together major release data at work. This is the one major aspect of my job that I have not done yet, and now is a good opportunity to learn, as things are slower.
Report out: I would say I did 10% of this. It's a start.

#6. Find a way to measure an important response for a study I'm doing. We may or may not have the right tool in house, but it is the next major step in the study and I've been busy (procrastinating).
Report out: Done! On Friday, I stumbled on a measurement method that was stable, repeatable, readable, had the required resolution, and -best of all- inexpensive. Now that we have a good measurement system, we can move forward with the analysis.