Thursday, March 01, 2012
This is a month for challenges: I'm giving up candy and baked goods. I'll also be skipping my "treats" from Tim Horton's. In the meantime, on the 3rd, I'm going to an X-Weighted seminar/boot camp with Paul Plakas -
On the 17th, I'm going to another Shred boot camp with Tommy Europe -
On the 29th, I will be boarding a plane, with little Roo, and heading to Pittsburgh to run the JASR half marathon with Spark friends. All but one I've never met. ALL of them I've been waiting years to meet and I'm so excited that I cry every time I think about it. Or talk about it. Or write about it. (every.single.time)
So, to recap February!
My goals were:
*More days within calorie range.
*More gym time.
*More days with at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies.
*More days with at least 8 glasses of water.
To be honest, I dropped the first goal when I realized that, since I'm still eating to support two appetites, 1700 calories was not nearly enough. So basically, I'm eating until I'm no longer hungry and shifting the focus on keeping my carbs/fats/protein percentages where they should be (50/20/30). I've been nearly bang on all month. My main difficulty has been getting enough protein. And entering my manual foods in correctly
More gym time - I signed up for my friend Ali's "Burn" class which is kind of like an evil blend of Les Mills classes offered at GoodLife plus whatever else she feels like throwing at us that day. So! Gym time is not happening but strength training has not suffered. I've done 6 classes with Ali plus one BodyPump class for a total of seven hours of strength. For March, I'll be adding more. I also ran 15 times for a total of 68.9 kilometres and walked 4 times for another 11.48 kilometres.
More days with more fruits and vegetables - 5+ servings on 22/29 days
More days with at least 8 glasses of water - 26/29 days
I think I met my goals. I certainly blew January out of the water. I'm down 1.5 pounds since the beginning of the month, too. This makes me happy. I'm well on my way to getting back to my size 6 jeans.
Annnnd, it wouldn't be a blog w/o a new picture of Roo - She's now 4 months old. This was taken to "update" the pic of her first meeting with her brothers, Logan and Colin.