Ahhh…here we are again, at the first check-in of a brand-new round!
I’ve been up to a lot, but not so much things that are directly writing-related. You see, this round started on Monday, and Tuesday was my daughter’s tenth birthday. She wanted to have a Girls’ Day just with me. So I squeezed in my weekly workout on Monday, and Tuesday was all about her – taking her to a movie, shopping, and out to dinner.
We had a lovely time. She is delightful to be with, and I am amazed at the way she’s blossoming.
I haven’t really hit my stride with my ROW80 stretching just yet, because, well, the blue-eyed Force of Nature had priority. And I am more than OK with that! =D
How does this Wednesday evening find you? Are you happily engaged with people and activities that bring you joy? Is there some way you could have more of that? Have you stretched in any way, lately? I’d love to hear about it! =D
July Focal Areas:
Blog Maintenance and Exploration
Build positive blogging habits – post regularly, build queues, answer comments, and share diversely.
Maintain regular posting schedule;queue one post for each regular feature.A bit of a rough start; writing and celebrating took precedence.
I took a week off from my Sunday Post to focus on writing.
Coffee and Conversation post went up on Tuesday, a day late.
Continue interacting through comments; expand and diversify my willingness to comment. On target, although I have a comment backlog to address due to writin’ and celebratin’ and workin’ out.
I’ve visited several blogs, including my sponsor visits, and left often extensive comments.
Complete rough drafts of
To Be or Not to Be, The Stars Are Fire, and Perchance to Dream.
Continue drafting Perchance to Dream during July NaNoWriMo.On target.
Current word count: 94,846 (this is clearly going to be a loong draft!)
CampNaNo word count: 30,988/50,000
Scene 30/60 in progress.
Continue physical and virtual hometending plans – resetting rooms, cleaning files, and inhabiting my study.
Clean out email files.On target.
I did a bit of this while looking for an email.
Stretch and find new ways to blend the facets of my life with intention and awareness.
Indulge in days with both children, at least one date with Jim, and one with myself. On target.
As noted, Girls’ Day to celebrate Annalise’s tenth birthday.
Seek out playful new ways to move and challenge my body.
One workout at the Y each week. On target.
A moderately intensive workout on Monday – weights and cardio.
Continue exploring fitness goals – more on this throughout the round. On target – I’ll explain these a little better on Sunday.
Workout goals for July:
Treadmill: 22 minute walking mile using “Rolling Hills” program.On target.
- .48 miles in 10 minutes.
Recumbent bike: 8 miles in 30 minutes, using an interval program.On target.
6.17 miles in 30 minutes; resistance to 13.
Weights: At the Y; minimum 3 machines for arms, legs, and torso weekly.Target attained for this week.
Nutrition goals for July:
Acquire Intuitive Eating ebook.
Consume minimum five veggie/fruit salads and/or fruit smoothies each week. On target.
- 2 of each, thus far.
Consume Greek yogurt and nuts minimum twice weekly. Target attained for this week.
Weight goal for July:
Maintain or reduce weight measured at beginning of the round. On target