ROW80 – Round 1 – Check-n #22

Time for Sunday’s ROW80 progress update.

Don’t hold your breath. This check-in is going to be short and sweet since I made little progress since Wednesday. It was a crazy week with a lot of busy evenings and…we made this weekend my birthday celebration weekend (actual bday is tomorrow) so hubby and I kicked it up hard.

Writing Goals:

Social Media Goals:

  • Blog – post 4 times a week
    4 posts – total word count: 1649
  • Blog – post ROW80 progress reports twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday)
  • Tweet/Comment on at least 10 blogs a week
  • Comment on 1 new blog per week (ROW80 or otherwise)

Healthy Lifestyle Goals:

  • Cardio – 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)
    2 Cardio (does dancing for 3 hours last night count?)
  • BowFlex – 3 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)
    2 BowFlex 
  • Maintain a daily food/migraine journal

The wins:

  • Rocked the reading.
  • Rocked the writing course and Jenny’s contest entry.
  • Rocked the social media.
  • Rocked the dance floor.
  • Exercise wasn’t bang on but I am still pleased.

Where to improve:

  • On busy weeks, can’t let writing fall to the side.

How are you making out with your ROW80 goals?



  1. Hey, birthday fest is supposed to last all week, isn’t it? Anyway, you got a lot done in spite of having fun. 🙂 Congrats on a job well done as well as BD. 🙂 Hope you have hundreds more.

  2. Hey, Natalie! Happy pre-or-post birthday.

    From a person who breaks into spontaneous dance alone in public when the music moves me I vote “yes.” It counts for cardio.

  3. Awesome work, Natalie! YES! Dancing for 3 hours absolutely counts! You got your heart rate up enough to burn calories and you were moving instead of sitting.
    Look at all those “done” notations!
    Happy, happy early birthday! Sounds like you had a great celebration this weekend. You should blog about it! Your Hubby is so good at taking care of you, I’ll bet everyone would love to know how you celebrated.
    Finish the ROW strong, girl!

  4. Natalie, you had a rocking week. You’re upbeat attitude is contagious. Will you participate next quarter? I like reading about your progress. Oh, and dancing is exercise:)

    • Thank you so much Ali. You leave the nicest comments ever!! Wow. Luv that and soooo appreciate your amazing attitude and compliments!! 🙂
      I haven’t decided yet about next round. I am considering taking some ROW80 time off to do some online workshops possibly but we’ll see. I’ll keep ya posted. 🙂

  5. You’ve positively rocked the ROW Nat! Happy, happy birthday!

  6. Happy birthday partying!!! Celebrate long and hard. Rock on!

  7. Well, woo-HOO, happy birthday, girlie! 29, right? LOL! Hope you have an absolutely FAB birthday (as if you haven’t already), and congrats on the goals you’ve achieved! The rest will come in time. (BTW, I’d love to read the scene you sent Jenny, just for grins, I’m no expert or anything!).

    Have a great week,

    • Thanks so much Kathy. Yes, it’s been a blast so far and I am sure will continue the week through. LOL!! Yip, 29 AGAIN!! HAHAHA!!!
      I’ll fire you my scene later today – I’d LOVE your feedback. Squeee!!!
      Happy week…

  8. well done, Natalie.

  9. SO jealous you got to dance for three hours!!! That’s my very favorite form of exercise, especially if fun women and disco is involved. I’m a sucker for both.


  10. Nancy J Nicholson says:

    Congratulation Natalie, what a woman. I’m so jeolous that you’ve stuck in the ROW and so proud of you. Maybe I’ll join Round #3, as soon as we complete our migration.

  11. Excellent progress in 1st quarter, Natalie! You’ve done an exceptional job this row in keeping up with all your projects. Yeah, YOU! 🙂

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