Sunday, February 05, 2012
Happy February, everyone! It's a new month, a new week, and a new chance to make a change in your life!
I weighed in and measured today. I lost one of those two pounds I had re-gained last week. Since my last measurments on January 1st, I've lost a whole inch off both my hips and my waist! I'm thrilled. Arms stayed exactly the same, and I think I lost half an inch off one thigh. I hate being uneven.
This week, I'm hanging my fast break goals back up on my mirror, and focusing on those three special goals that kick-started my program 5 weeks ago. Perhaps I'm feeling overwhelmed with the amount of streaks I'm trying to maintain, but I'm finding it hard to go to my spreadsheet every day and track. My fast break goals were to do each of these 5 out of 7 days a week:
>Exercise 10 minutes a day
>Eat 2 fruits or vegetables
> Tell someone my goals.
I aimed for small, but manageable goals. In week two, I increased my nutrition goal to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, but for some reason, that seems hard to achieve. It is pretty hard to get vegetables in at work, because we work in a very tiny office with only a mini fridge. I can only eat so many salads! I'd much rather have my veggies roasted or steamed, so I try to make my dinner consist primarily of veggies, with a small portion of a protein or carbs.
To help myself along in my exercise goals, I have made the overall goal of doing 200 cardio fitness minutes this month. I would also like to do 100 minutes of strength training and toning. In this category I will track my yoga, Pilates, kettle bell and free weights. I'm going to kick-start my cardio right now by taking Minnie for a walk! Truly I think that should count as strength training as well, because she's still learning how to walk on a leash and pulls tremendously!