I didn't realize until Friday that May's arrival meant I needed to wrap up my April goals. I have been super busy almost every hour of each day since, so I'm barely getting this done now. The good thing is... even though I was super busy both Friday and Saturday I still got my exercise in. :)
I'm really glad I did these goals for April, because it forced me to be accountable each week. My point in doing them was to help me refocus on my health and it worked. I didn't score perfect 100's each week, but I definitely saw improvement in my mental attitude and determination in staying healthy.
Job well done.
For the record here is how last week went:
- Track food at least five days a week. That would be better that I've done in a LONG time. Done!
- Run three days a week, training for 10K. I'm giving this a green, because while I only ran two days I did exercise four days this week.
- Complete 1-3 days of the cross training listed on the training plan. Honestly, if I get four days of exercise in per week that will be the most I've done so far. I'd like to actually exercise all six days a week the plan calls for, but baby steps... See above. I actually did two days of cross training and two days of running, so getting four days of exercise in was success for me.
- Work on eating a little less (and thus see weight loss), but at least stay within maintenance calories. I'm not committing to a certain number of veggies and fruits, or no carbs, etc, because for now just tracking my food and trying to consistently stay in a healthier calorie range is a huge plus. This was still in the so-so, because my calories were not always in the healthiest range. I had more good days than over days, so it was not a complete fail.
Tomorrow I will be back with a motivational Monday post and then I will post during the week the May goals I have in my head already. I have my moments I regret putting on ten pounds, but I have learned something through this and I can not be saddened by that.
Healthiness is a lifelong process, something to stay focused on at all times. It is not a one-time test and then we're through. So, I continue to press on my new ending in life.
Yep. It never gets old realizing I'm able to say that...I have made a new ending in what used to be a hopeless case. Glory!