Plans and Goals 2018: Week 20 Review


Is it Tuesday? Dammit, it’s Tuesday, isn’t it? Late again! Well, at least you can easily see that my organizational skills have not improved. ^_~

This week’s report might be a little all over the place, in conjunction with the all-over-the-place-ed-ness that has been my brain recently. It was another one of those weird, “what the hell happened and what did I do?” kind of weeks. I seem to be having more and more of those lately. Maybe I’m getting old.

ANYWAY, I’ve been trying to catch up on things and get myself into a more organized (ha ha ha ha ha) state of mind, so let’s bounce right into it and get this report posted!

Plan #1: Focus more on Writing.
I took some advice from a friend and let myself relax on this one during week 20. I’ve been getting more and more stressed out as my inability to get any writing done gets worse and worse, so she suggested that I take a week off, don’t worry about my word count, and just try to relax, and I honestly think that it’s been very good for me. 🙂

  • Goal #1: Write half a million words throughout the year. Obviously, as a result of the break mentioned above, I didn’t get a huge amount of writing done in week 20. I did, however, get a little, so it wasn’t a monstrous loss. There was a tiny bit of blogging, for a total of 1728 words, and I managed 741 fiction words toward a new side-project. Adding a new project to the plate probably seems like a horrible idea, but it’s just something I intend to mess about with in my spare time, and maybe it will become something in the future. Either way, between those two things I totaled 2469 words for the past week, bringing my year’s total up to 86,622 and my daily average down to 619.
  • Goal #2: Sell more books. Absolutely nada to report here. Other than a few page reads through Kindle Unlimited (which I effectively make no money from), there’s been no movement on the book sales front. I’ve been trying to brainstorm some new ideas for promoting them, but I haven’t honestly had the time required to really sit down and work on it.
  • Goal #3: Complete and publish The Other World: Book Two. I didn’t get anything in the way of editing/revising/etc done in week 20, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get anything done toward this goal. I’ve been having a few issues with the manuscript for book two in that I keep forgetting little details and having to go scouring through book one to try and hunt them down. Then I forget them again, because I’m a moron who never writes anything down when she needs to. That’s why I decided to start a special notebook specifically for the Other World series. I started it with a sketch and description of the main character, Tori, and followed it up with descriptions of what happens in each chapter, with important points written in a different color. So far I’ve gotten up to chapter three, plus started a sketch-and-description page for the supporting character, Jacob, and I intend to finish up book one this week. Then I’ll outline the important stuff for book two as I’m going through the manuscript edits, and hopefully when I’m done I’ll have all the necessary information to move on to book three without having to constantly go back and forth between the books to remind myself of what the hell is going on. See? Sometimes I have good ideas!

Plan #2: Focus more on YouTube.
Oh goodness gracious no, what happened here? 😛

  • Goal #1: Film more often. In week 20 I did one video by myself and one more with Jason. Not exactly a huge push on productivity, but as I keep pointing out, it’s still published videos. We’ve really slowed down lately for a number of reasons, but we also started brainstorming ideas for different types of videos we can do in the future, so go us! Hopefully we’ll be able to start pumping out some more of them in future weeks and I’ll have more interesting stuff to report here.
  • Goal #2: Put more focus into, and have more fun with, the social media aspect. Twitter is still, by far, the easiest platform for me to be productive on, but I haven’t been too bad on the others lately either. A few company contests and challenges have made Instagram a little easier to focus on. Facebook, as always, is mostly a copy of what happens on Twitter and Instagram, so as long as those are doing well, so is Facebook. Snapchat is where I petered out as of late, but I’m not worrying about it. I still intend to use it, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’ll never be a big player for us. It’s just not that big a deal anymore, and is mostly just used for good friends to torment each other with weird filters.

#3: Focus more on myself.
On this front I’m still going strong, mainly because if I wasn’t focusing on myself, I’d probably have crawled into bed and stayed there by now. 😛

  • Goal #1: Take time daily to read/watch/play. Again it’s been mostly playing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, I’m just pointing out that reading has definitely not been my go-to lately, although I do still have a pile of books I want to read. Instead I’ve been playing a bunch of different games when I have a moment or two, including Rayman Legends on the Vita, Burnout Paradise on the PS4, and Cooking Frenzy on my phone. Plus I’ve been enjoying the tears and recriminations of playing Overcooked with the little one on the Switch. And you know what? I suppose if I’m bringing her into it I can also mention that I actually have been reading a bit, since I’ve been reading Coraline to the little miss (she’s been rather enjoying it too). As far as watching, I’m very nearly caught up to the last available episodes of Supernatural now. 🙂
  • Goal #2: Stay active, but don’t obsess. The one thing on this list that I’m genuinely proud of is that I’ve been definitely staying active. On the one had I have to admit that I decided to give up on P90. It’s not that it was too difficult or anything; I just found that it was taking up more time than I feel I have, and since I enjoy Zombies Run more than I enjoy following along to the same two exercise videos every other day, I decided that P90 would be the one to go. I may try out something different in the future, but for the meantime I’ve been putting more of the focus on my running, with the strength exercise coming mostly from everyday tasks and the occasional mini-exercise. That said, even without P90 I’m confident that I got more exercise in week 20 than any of the previous weeks. I’ve been taking fast runs, and sometimes longer ones, and on occasion been doing multiple in the same day. I genuinely love the Zombies Run app, and it’s made getting outside and moving fun for me. And on a related note, I’ve finally (just barely) dropped below my first weight-loss goal, so I’m more motivated than ever! Go me!

And that was week 20! Some reports weren’t exactly the greatest, but all things considered I’m mostly happy with the way the week went.

How was your week? Were you able to accomplish anything? Do anything fun? Make any progress toward your own goals? Feel free to share!

Plans and Goals 2018: Week 19 Review


I need a TARDIS.

I’m just throwing that out there right off the get-go, because it’s totally true, and if anyone has access to one I would deeply appreciate you making your way in my direction with it.

As usual, I feel like a week has disappeared with a snap of the fingers – maybe Thanos is playing tricks on me? I don’t know, but I’d swear I just wrote last week’s post, and now I’m sitting here – a day LATE, even! – wondering what the hell happened and what I’m going to talk about to make myself not look like an absolutely epic slacker.

Well, there’s no point in just going on about it like a big ol’ whiner, so let’s just dive in and see what we see.

Plan #1: Focus more on Writing.
If by “focus” you mean “spend the entire week staring at blank screens and pieces of paper and being completely unable to put words on them…then sure!

  • Goal #1: Write half a million words throughout the year. I’m not going to sit here and make excuses, but I am going to lay down the facts, and the facts are that no matter what I tried last week, my brain would not put words together. I spent so much time staring at blank screens and pages, you seriously have no idea. Even as I speak to you now, I swear it’s like my brain is fighting to be able to put the words together into a coherent paragraph. I don’t know if I’m losing it or what, but I swear my brain is broken at this current time. Maybe I just haven’t been drinking enough water. It seems like a fair lot of problems can be blamed on not drinking enough water.
    So, where was I? Oh yeah, word count. In the end the only words I wrote in week 19 were for blog posts, and they came together to form a paltry 2191 words. That brings my year’s total up to 84,153, and my daily average down to 633. Obviously I’m going to tell you that I’m not impressed with myself at all, but I’m sure you all know that and are used to it by now. 😛
  • Goal #2: Sell more books. Not much to report this week. I haven’t had any report on the books in my friend’s shop, but from the online side of things I’ve sold a handful of e-books, no paperbacks. Nothing more to really say aside from that; I honestly haven’t put a huge amount of effort into marketing recently.
  • Goal #3: Complete and publish The Other World: Book Two. Last week I promised that I was going to do something toward this goal, and I kept that promise! Kinda…lol I didn’t do all that much, to be perfectly honest, because again with the broken brain thing. But I did do a bit of re-reading of my manuscript, checking for errors and typos and the like. That’s progress, so I’m absolutely going to report it as such.

Plan #2: Focus more on YouTube.
It’s been difficult to get back into the swing of things after a couple of slow weeks in a row, but things are gradually moving forward.

  • Goal #1: Film more often. We filmed and published two videos last week, one of which should count for at least two because it was a pain in the butt. We likely would have gotten more down, to be honest, but since it was Mother’s Day weekend and Jason and Adrianna wanted to go shopping for me, we lost a couple of days (and, you know…to hell with doing work on Mother’s Day :P). Still, it’s encouraging that we manged to get more than a single video up, and I think the ones we did do were enjoyable ones.
  • Goal #2: Put more focus into, and have more fun with, the social media aspect. More honesty incoming! I’m still doing decent on the social media front, but I’ve been a little slow on it recently. It hasn’t really been on purpose; mostly I just find myself waking up in the morning and realizing “Oh damn, I didn’t Instagram anything yesterday,” and that kind of thing. I have a memory like a colander, you see. For that exact reason I have a day planner with this stuff written in as “to-do’s” for every single day, but lately I’ve been neglecting to pay attention to that. Again and I have to mention that it feels like my brain is broken, like I can’t focus and as a result can’t remember anything at all. I’m not trying to make excuses…just stating how I’ve been feeling.

#3: Focus more on myself.
If there’s any good report I can make, it’s going to be on this one. Focusing on myself has definitely not been a problem of late.

  • Goal #1: Take time daily to read/watch/play. I got a few more episodes of Supernatural in during week 19, and Jason and I have been watching the old Fist of the North Star anime, which has been thoroughly enjoyable. I’ve also been getting back into my PS Vita games, which I’d been away from for a very long time, and I can report that Hue is one of the cutest little puzzle platformers I’ve ever played, just sayin’. I haven’t been reading a lot, other than to read Adrianna a chapter or two of something at bed time, but again that falls back to the wandering mind issue. Games seem easier because there’s only a little bit to focus on at a time, and with shows I can just turn my brain off and watch, but reading seems to require too much brainpower. That said, at least I’ve been taking time to enjoy myself.
  • Goal #2: Stay active, but don’t obsess. This is definitely my best report. Though I can honestly say that I’m not really seeing any results as such, I’ve been working hard to get into some kind of shape. I’ve been going for Zombies Run missions pretty much daily, and I’ve been sticking to the P90 videos as well, meaning I’m getting an average of an hour of exercise per day. It’s exhausting, and there’s a little voice in the back of my head that keeps telling me that it’s a waste of time, but but I feel good afterward, and at least it’s something that I can say I’m unequivocally sticking to.

And that was week 19. Not exactly the most productive week, but there are little victories here and there, and I ultimately don’t feel too bad about how it went. That said, I am hoping to do better on several things in week 20, so wish me luck!

How was your week? Were you able to accomplish anything? Do anything fun? Make any progress toward your own goals? Feel free to share!

Plans and Goals 2018: Week 18 Review


The first thing that I want to say today is that this Monday is not nearly as Motivational as last Monday was. 😛 That’s not to say that I’m in an absolutely horrible mood or anything, but we had an incredibly beautiful weekend, and now today it’s dark, grey, misty, and cold enough for me to be snuggled up in a sweater, under a couch blanket, with a cat on my lap, and still be chilly. So, yeah, motivation is not at an all-time high at the moment, but we shall press forward together, yes? Yes.

Week 18 was a little bit of a mixed bag because it started off really well, and then something happened about halfway through. I still got certain things (like my exercises, for example) done, but it seemed as though Thursday through Sunday up and vanished in a puff of smoke and left me sitting here wondering what had happened. So with that thought in mind, let’s take a look and see what was actually accomplished.

Plan #1: Focus more on Writing.
Oh, I focused. You’re damn right I focused!
….For the first half of the week.

  • Goal #1: Write half a million words throughout the year. I was really hoping to put on a good burst in week 18, and I did, for those first few days. I’m not sure what happened to the rest of the week (I’m fairly confident that I went to bed on Wednesday night and woke up Sunday morning), but at least this week’s report is better than last week’s. I wrote a few blog posts, which accounted for 3526 words, and I did a little bit of work on a side-project, to the tune of 879 fiction words. That gives me a weekly total of 4405, a yearly total of 81,962, and a daily average of 651, which is down a single word from last week. I think I’ll survive that drop. 😛
  • Goal #2: Sell more books. Oh yeaaah, I’m supposed to be selling books, right? Hmm…funny thing that. Ha ha ha ha…ha………ha.
    Okay, I know I sold at least one book recently because I noticed one missing from the local shop. Other than that…I think I may have gotten a few page reads on Kindle Unlimited last week, annnnnnd that’s about it.
    So on that note, I’d like to point out that up above, on the menu bar just above my photo, there is a link to a page where you can buy my books. Just sayin’, you know. Just throwin’ it out there.
  • Goal #3: Complete and publish The Other World: Book Two. I’m sure my promises don’t mean all that much to those who read my blog (ha ha), but I’m really going to make a valiant effort to put some motion into this one during week 19. I did nothing in week 18, as I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, and it’s starting to become seriously unacceptable. My poor beta reader has been waiting on the manuscript for months now, and I’m sure there’s a few people out there beginning to wonder if Book Two is ever actually coming out. Feel free to make me feel bad, people! I need the push!

Plan #2: Focus more on YouTube.
*plugs ears and runs away* La la la la la la la la la, I can’t hear you!

  • Goal #1: Film more often. One whole video! We did one whole video in week 18! And you know what? To hell with it. I was happy with that one video. It obviously would have been nice to do more, but it just wasn’t in the works, and I’ll not explain myself on that one this week. Suffice it to say that I was very happy with that one video, which was our May the 4th Be With You haul. 🙂
  • Goal #2: Put more focus into, and have more fun with, the social media aspect. I don’t really have anything specific to report here. There has been no issues as far as I can recall with social media, other than the fact that I can not, for the life of me, seem to remember to make Snapchat posts. But there’s been plenty of Twitter and Instagram to go around, that’s for sure!

#3: Focus more on myself.

  • Goal #1: Take time daily to read/watch/play. I’m getting better at this one! Which is…good? In a way it means I’m getting less productive stuff done, but I think it’s still good. Yes. I’m going with good.
    ANYWAY, I managed to work in some gaming, some show-watching, and a few other little things in week 18 that kept me more or less happy and relaxed, and I intend to continue that trend if at all possible!
  • Goal #2: Stay active, but don’t obsess. Of everything on this list, this is probably the one that I’m succeeding the most with at the moment. I’m currently one week down on the P90 program (only a little less than 12 weeks to go!), and I’ve been getting out for Zombies Run missions regularly, when it’s not raining at least. I’m really enjoying the runs, even though they’re more walks than anything, and I’m quite certain that it’s doing me a lot of good. I haven’t really seen any kind of significant losses when it comes to the scale, but I’m confident that by the time the day 30 measurements come along for P90 I’ll be able to see some visual representation of results. Fingers crossed, anyway! If nothing else, I’m building a very nice little digital township with my efforts. XP

So that was that for week 18. I wish the writing side had gone a little better, and it would have been nice to sneak in another couple of videos, but all in all I don’t think it was a particularly shabby week at all.

How was your week? Were you able to accomplish anything? Do anything fun? Make any progress toward your own goals? Feel free to share!

Dumbbells & Stretching & Zombies, Oh My!

For the sake of transparency, I’ll be honest: I’ve had a lot of trouble in the past trying to stick to any kind of a diet and/or exercise plan because my motivation waxes and wanes like the frikkin’ tides. That said, I’ve recently been reinvigorated to try to actually take care of myself, get in shape, and lose those extra 30 or so pounds I’ve had on since the little one was born, and nothing is quite so motivating as having a bunch of people knowing what you’re doing so they can be disappointed in you if you fail. 😛

So here’s what’s been up.

First off, I’ve already mentioned this a couple of times, and if you follow my Twitter feed you’ll have seen the reports I’ve shared so far, but I’ve been partaking of the Zombies, Run! app. In the past I’d tried the 5k Training app by the same team, thinking that it made sense to learn how to run properly before diving into the main app, which challenges you to run “missions” for your post-apocalyptic township. I enjoyed the 5k training, and given the time required to complete the entire program, I’m sure it would absolutely help a user complete a 5k run. For myself, however, I’d always get 1/3 to 1/2 of the way through the program, stop for a while for whatever reason, and then have to start over from scratch because I’d lose my stride. After doing this half a dozen times, to the point that I’d heard the first half of the training files so many times I could probably recite them from memory, I decided it was time to move on. I picked up the main Zombies, Run! app, which is less about training and more about just getting out there and listening to the story unfold as you walk and/or run. The app doesn’t actually require you to run – you can go entirely at your own pace – but it has the option to enable zombie “chases”. With these enabled, you’ll occasionally get a warning telling you that zombies are in the area, and you have to speed up (from whatever speed you’ve been presently going at) in order to evade them. It’s excellent motivation to change up your level every now and then. Even more motivating is the fact that failing the zombie chases will cause you to lose your supplies. What supplies, you may ask? Well, in addition to the story you’re listening to on your runs, you’ll occasionally be told that you’ve picked up things like bottles of water, batteries, packs of underwear (no, seriously), and so on. These supplies can later be used to build up your little virtual township, so of course you don’t want to lose them!

Thus far I’ve done the first seven missions of the Season 1 storyline, as well as a few extra “supply runs”, and I’m having a blast. I’ve definitely been doing much more walking than running, but I’m getting faster, and I’m enjoying myself, which is great. I genuinely want to go out for my runs because they’re fun, and that’s kind of a big deal for me.

Look at that happy, exhausted fool right there. lol

But unfortunately, weight can not be lost with cardio alone, and even if it could, cardio doesn’t do the additional stuff such as toning muscles. So I wanted to add in something else, something that involves strength-training. And that’s how I started the P90 program, as of yesterday morning. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s one of the programs from Tony Horton, and it’s a 90-day play involving workout videos and a diet plan. In the past, when we were getting ready for our wedding, Jason and I did the P90X program, which is an “extreme” version of P90 with more specialized videos which are twice as long. We did great on the program and looked amazing for our wedding, but it wasn’t sustainable from a time standpoint. The shortest videos in P90X are an hour long, and are quite exhausting, so they can take a lot out of a day. They’re also designed more for someone who is already in half-decent shape, as they can be quite, well…extreme. I seriously considered trying the program again, just because I know it worked wonders for me in the past, but I know it would end up being very demotivating, as I’m not in nearly as good shape now as I was then. Not to mention, I don’t feel like I have that time requirement, especially not if I’m going to be doing zombie runs as well.

So P90 it is! The precursor program’s videos are a little more reasonable at approximately half an hour each, and are designed more for someone who is trying to get in shape in the first place. That’s not to say that they’re easy! The cardio + abs vid this morning nearly killed me. But they’re definitely much more reasonable for someone who has a long way to go. The program is basically two videos – Sculpt for toning, and Sweat for cardio, which is always followed with the short abs vid – which you do three times a week each, and then take a day off to rest. After the first 45 days (or a little longer if you feel you can’t handle anything harder just yet), you move to the two upgraded videos, which are the same concepts, just pumped up to a higher level. After 90 days, if you’ve been following the program correctly, you should have lost weight and toned up nicely. Of course, the weight loss part depends on how you’ve been eating, which is why there’s a diet plan involved. As I did with P90X back in the day, I’ll be mostly ignoring the diet plan. It’s a great plan, and there’s some good info in there that I’ll definitely be taking to heart, but it’s a difficult kind of thing to follow when you’re also trying to feed your family. I prefer to just continue to count calories with the Spark People website and keep on with my little life changes, like drinking all the water.

So, together, I’m hoping that these two programs will start to make some real changes. I’ve been wanting to lose weight for ages – not necessarily because I want to look better, but because I want to feel better, but I’ve been having a lot of difficulty. Between a somewhat toned-down version of a program I’ve had success with in the past, and a program that turns cardio into a fun game, hopefully I’ll be able to keep up my motivation, keep moving forward, and finally start seeing some results, which is the thing that really keeps me going.

And because accountability is a big deal that definitely puts that extra motivational push into a person, I thought I’d share my starting stats. You don’t get the photos I took, because those are horrid (lol), but you get my numbers. As of Day 1 (yesterday), my weight was at 161 lbs (I know, I know, that doesn’t sound that bad, but I’m only 5 foot tall, so it’s worse than you might think), and according to my bodily measurements in conjunction with that weight, the calculations tell me that my body fat ratio is currently close to 39%. Anything between 21 and 33 is considered healthy for my size, so I’m aiming for that 33. One last number: I’m currently boasting a pace of about 11 minutes per kilometer (nearly a 7-min mile) when going on my zombie runs. I’m hoping that by the end of the P90 program I’ll have shaved that done by a couple of minutes.

So that’s that! As of the writing of this post I’m two days in and feeling a combination of excellence and exhaustion, so wish me luck, send me good thoughts if you’d like, and feel free to torment me horribly if I begin to falter. 😛 If you’re using any of the programs I’m using, also feel free to add me as a friend if you wish! I’m on as TRACEYFROMTB, and on the Zombies, Run! app I can be found by using the email address for the YouTube channel, which is traceysbasement(AT)outlook(DOT)com. Hope to see you there!

Plans and Goals 2018: Week 17 Review



I’ve got the Monday Motivation thing on TAP this week, so let’s DO THIS THING!

The first thing I want to mention before getting into the actual reporting, is that I’ve made a small change. For reasons that are wholly superfluous, unimportant to you all, and basically the result of my mind working in stupid ways, I’ve shifted the way I’m recording the weeks by one day. I originally started with a Sunday-to-Saturday set up, mostly just because that’s how I visualize the week most clearly, but for those meaningless reasons I’ve already mentioned, I’ll now be going Monday-to-Sunday, which means that these posts will land on Monday from now on. That means virtually nothing to anyone except me, but I thought I’d mention it anyway, because I’m talkative like that.

Another thing that I want to mention ahead of time is that, frankly, the past week was – without mincing words – a complete cluster fuck. Pardon my language, but there’s not really any other realistic way I can say it and get across just how bad it really was in terms of getting stuff done. That said, a good chunk of the week for me was spent working through some mental stuff, trying to relax a bit, and planning for the month ahead, so expect to hear me reference “preparing for May” a few times throughout this post. I won’t say that it’s not an excuse because it’s totally an excuse. Deal with it!

Plan #1: Focus more on Writing.
Hoooooooooooooo-eee, is this going to be a great steaming pile of bantha fodder. lol

  • Goal #1: Write half a million words throughout the year. I dropped the ball hardcore in week 17. Part of it was because of the previously mentioned “preparing for May”, part of it was because of the also-previously-mentioned “working through some mental stuff”, part of it was the fact that I was having some major blockage and just kept staring at blank pages, feeling like my head had gone completely empty, and the last part was pure laziness. I ended up writing only 1367 blogging words and 366 fiction words, for a grand week total of 1733. Look at that! I beat my record for worst week yet! 😛 My measly, pathetic word count for the week brought the year’s total up to 77,557, with a daily average of 652. Well, at least I can say that my daily average didn’t go down too much. Little mercies!
  • Goal #2: Sell more books. I don’t really have anything specific to report here this week. I haven’t spoken to my shop friend, so I don’t know if he’s sold any books, and there hasn’t been any new ebook sales the past week. I did run a free e-book campaign on one of my pen name’s stories, and it got a few downloads, but that’s about it.
  • Goal #3: Complete and publish The Other World: Book Two. Do you honestly think that I have anything good to report here when I’ve already established that I wrote effectively bugger all in week 17? Okay, good, we’re on the same page.

Plan #2: Focus more on YouTube.
A little less bantha fodder here, but still not the most amazing week to report.

  • Goal #1: Film more often. We filmed two videos in week 17, both of them subscription boxes. As I’ve said during other 2-video-weeks, that’s not exactly horrible, just also not exactly motivational. Week 17 wasn’t a great week, mentally or emotionally, for filming. Yes, that’s technically an excuse, but trust me, if Jason and I aren’t both feeling in high spirits, it doesn’t make for a good video, so we’re better off waiting.
  • Goal #2: Put more focus into, and have more fun with, the social media aspect. The social media side, however, has been okay. I’m still tweeting, getting Instagram posts up, and sharing stuff all over the place. Specifically Jason and I took a bunch of photos of the Cryptkins that Cryptozoic sent us, which made for a fun bomb of Instagram posts. I’ve also been trying to find extra time to browse through other peoples’ posts in order to share the love. 🙂

#3: Focus more on myself.
Remember all that stuff I mentioned above about “preparing for May” and “trying to relax” and all that stuff? That was me focusing on myself. ^_~

  • Goal #1: Take time daily to read/watch/play. This is one thing that I actually accomplished in spades in week 17. One big thing? We all went as a family to see Infinity War, and it was absolutely goddamn fantastic, and I will fight you if you think otherwise. Aside from that, though, I also played some Breath of the Wild, some silly mobile games with the little one, and got quite a few episodes of Supernatural in, so that I’m very nearly caught up to the currently-airing episodes.
  • Goal #2: Stay active, but don’t obsess. And finally, on the fitness side of things, I did okay in week 17, with a few Zombies, Run! missions under my belt. Unfortunately I cancelled a lot of that out by eating very poorly and snacking constantly, and then I had to take a few days off to let my feet heal (which they hadn’t yet, after those first few disastrous runs with old sneakers). All in all, the result of this is that I kinda feel like I’m starting over from scratch, but that’s okay. Tomorrow is a new month, and I’ve started something new today that will hopefully help me get back into the swing of things in a real way. But I’ll save that for another post…

So what we have here, all things told, is a pretty crappy week, but a strangely motivated Tracey. here’s to great May!

How was your week? Were you able to accomplish anything? Do anything fun? Make any progress toward your own goals? Feel free to share!