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Looking ahead to 2015 . . .

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Looking ahead to 2015 . . . my part time job is scheduled to become full time right after the beginning of the year. I don't want to fall into the trap of setting too many hard goals for myself when this transition alone will be challenging in itself. That said, here goes . . . .

Exercise

I'd like to set a weekly goal of 2 one hour strength training sessions (probably early mornings during the week) and one run and one bike ride (or spin class) on the weekends. That's exercise 4 days per week. Weather and time permitting on the weekend schedule. It's going to somewhat depend on what our family's schedule is as well, but I will try to fit it all in. I just got a new mountain bike after Thanksgiving so that will help to motivate me to get outside and ride. I'm meeting with a personal trainer for a few sessions to help me come up with a new ST routine that can be done in an hour and "hit all the bases." I've really gotten in a rut with ST and I think this will help me with that.

Food

I will pack my lunch and snacks for work and try to cook healthy meals at home as much as possible. Mainly here, I need to get back to tracking all my food. I have been really bad about slacking off on that!

Weight Loss

If I can consistently meet my goals above on Food & Exercise, this one should follow. I have let a busy schedule, stress and just not tracking my food consistently derail me from making progress in this area. I know what I need to do, I just need to do it.

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Progress for January 2015 -

Jan. 1st -10th -

SW = 178.0
Th., Jan. 1st - 1 hr shoveling snow, tracked food
Fri., Jan. 2nd - ST & 30 min cardio, tracked food
Sat., Jan. 3rd - spin class, tracked food
Sun., Jan. 4th - ST with PT, tracked food
Mon., Jan. 5th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Tues., Jan. 6th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Wed., Jan. 7th - no exercise, tracked food
Th., Jan. 8th - no exercise, tracked food
Fri., Jan. 9th - no exercise, tracked food
Sat., Jan. 10th - 8 mi trail run, tracked food
Weigh in 1/10 = 175.8 (down 2.2 pounds!)

I wanted to get at least one more ST or other exercise session in, but it just didn't work out with everything else I had going on. My session with the PT was a hard one, and I was sore for 2+ days afterwards, in a good way. After that, I just had other time commitments.

I did much better with tracking my food and eating healthy this week . . . and I'm down 2.2 pounds from 10 days ago! All in all, not a bad start to the month.

Jan. 11th -17th

SW = 175.8
Sun, Jan. 11th - ST, tracked food
Mon., Jan. 12th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Tues., Jan 13th - spin, tracked food
Wed., Jan. 14th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Th., Jan. 15th - ST, tracked food
Fri., Jan. 16th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Sat., Jan. 17th - trail run, tracked food
Weigh in 1/17 = 174.4 (down 1.4 pounds!)

Yep, I'm proud of myself this week. A very busy week and I kept up with tracking my food and got all my exercise in, even though I had to get up and do early morning workouts twice to do it. I met my weekly fitness goal of 4 workouts. I'm down another 1.4 pounds at this week's weigh in and 3.6 pounds since Jan. 1st.

Jan. 18th -24th

SW= 174.4
Sun., Jan. 18th - trail bike ride, tracked food
Mon., Jan. 19th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Tues., Jan. 20th - ST, tracked food
Wed., Jan. 21st - exercise rest day, tracked food
Th., Jan. 22nd - ST, tracked food
Fri., Jan. 23rd - exercise rest day, tracked food
Sat., Jan. 24th - trail run, tracked food
Weigh in 1/24 = 174.4

I did meet my goal again of getting in my four workouts this week . . . even though again, two of them had to be early morning ones before work. Hard to get up extra early, but I'm always glad that I did it. I did pretty well on eating healthy and tracking my food, though my weight at my weigh in was the same as last week. However, I'm still down 3.6 pounds since January 1st.

Jan. 25th -31st

SW = 174.4
Sun., Jan. 25th - trail bike ride, tracked food
Mon., Jan. 26th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Tues., Jan. 27th - ST, tracked food
Wed., Jan. 28th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Th., Jan. 29th - ST, tracked food
Fri., Jan. 30th - exercise rest day, tracked food
Sat., Jan. 31st - spin class, tracked food
Weigh in 1/31 = 171.8

I met my workout goal of 4 workouts this week (will probably run tomorrow since I took spin class today). Yes, I did two early morning workouts again too. I did pretty well with tracking and eating healthy and I'm down 6.2 pounds for the month overall since Jan. 1st! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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