So today marks the end of week one for the Perfect 10 Challenge and here is my weekly update:

– Perfect 10 Goals –

  • Lose 20 Pounds – I’m waaaay off pace here. Granted I think I was still seeing some residual effects from eating and drinking up to New Year’s Eve, but I really need to step it up if I want to get this done.
  • Treadmill 3 Days a Week – Only hit the treadmill twice this week, and the second time was nothing more than a 15 minute walk at lunchtime. It’s better than nothing, but not what I’m shooting for.
  • Weight Training 2 Days a Week – Done! Unlike the treadmill, I have weights at home, so I can get a decent routine done even when i didn’t have time to actually go to the gym.
  • Eat out No More than 4 Times a Week – Try doubling that number. The scary thing is, eating out 8 times this week is a serious reduction in my normal behavior.

So, overall, not a great week for my goals. Still I reversed the rising weight trend I had over the month of December, and I didn’t miss any of these (except my weight loss goal) by a large margin. I expect next week to include a lot more successes.

Something you probably don’t know about me:
I’ve been to 15 different countries (other than the United States) including the two smallest in the world (Vatican City & Monaco).

I’ve also been to 49 of the 50 U.S. States – the 48 contiguous States were hit all in one road trip where friends and I spent 10 weeks zig-zagging across the country and back in order to get pictures at all 48 ‘Welcome to’ state signs. Unfortunately, about two thirds of the way through the trip, our laptop died and all the pictures we’d taken up to that point were lost. In the end we only ended up with pictures at the state signs we had yet to visit (17 or 18 if I recall correctly).