Monday, October 01, 2012
Let's review how I did on my September goals, shall we? It's back to school time, so I'm giving myself a report card!
ALCOHOL FREE!!! I've actually been AF 37 days now, but who's counting? I would've had a light beer tonight a) if we had any in the house and b) if it fit within my calories, which it doesn't today. I was surprised by how easy it was for me to do this, once I set my mind to it. Now I need to stick with this new plan -- yes, I can have a drink as long as it doesn't put me over in calories. That's the important part.
EXERCISE... Uff da. That just fell by the wayside last month. I went from pushing to run 5 miles to scaling way back due to aches and pains. Honestly I was getting sick of putting so much into it only to have various pains. I think the break did me some good. Now I'm back to running and intend to get back into my strength training routines too.
FOOD!!! This, tied in with going AF, really meant a lot to me in September. I proved to myself that I can stick within range. And I didn't starve. I didn't deprive myself. (Hello, morning pumpkin coffee with creamer! Hello, lunch-time cookie!) I did start to realize though, maybe because of reduced running, that the weight wasn't dropping off by eating at the top of my range. I need to aim for the low to mid range.
MEDITATION... Yeah, I got the meditation pillow and the guided meditation CDs. No, I did not use them. Excuses, excuses, but truly I've been a basket of stress lately. Can't seem to find two minutes to brush my teeth (don't worry, I do manage to squeeze it in... barely!). So I just didn't make time for it. Hmmmmmmmmm, do you suppose meditation could help with my stress levels? YA THINK? Jeez...........
130... The elusive 130 has been my goal every month for, oh, maybe a year. Up a few, down a few, blah, blah, blah. This month I got down to 132 and then bounced up a few for some unknown reason. So overall I was down 4 pounds this month, which is the best I've done in a while. Now I just need to keep the momentum going, which brings us to.....
Eh, I'll blog about that tomorrow. This is long enough already!