At January's End
Monday, January 31, 2011
So here I am...it's the end of January. I feel like the older I get the faster time goes by....but I digress. One of my goal's is to blog at the end of each month to keep track of my thoughts, feelings, and the overall success of the month. This month I recommitted myself to Sparkpeople because I know it's a program that works. It took me a little bit but I'm not starting to get in the groove of things. I started with counting calories and getting in my water and occasionally working out for 30 minutes at a time. I decided to join the 28 day bootcamp for added accountability and extra support. Little by little I've seen differences.
I actually enjoy finding new recipes on sparkrecipes.com, I've been pushing myself to go to the gym at least 5 days a week and make the hubby go with me, I've gotten in my water every day but 1 or 2, and I'm trying to find new ways to exercise. Case in point, on Saturday we took the dogs for a hike that actually had "stairs" cut into the side of the mountain! 500 calories later we were headed back home sufficiently worked out but with a smile on our faces because we were outside, the pups were with us, and we completed something together.. :) I definitely have more energy (even if I still can't get out of bed for a 5:45 am workout), I push myself during the workouts, I am striving to help my husband in his weightloss journey even though he refuses to count calories or join Spark. I have set goals for myself and made an "adventure list" for all aspects of my life. I actually want to run a 5k for my birthday, and I am SO not a runner!
I'm happy with the changes even though I've only lost 5lbs, I was really expecting more. But I have just started the program again, and it's reallly only been 2 weeks since I've been hitting it hard so I guess I should be happy with any loss. I'm checking my measurements tomorrow so we'll see how that goes. I look forward to next month and seeing what changes it brings. Here in Colorado I'm not expecting too many nice days to be outside, I got lucky last week, but if they come I now know I can totally take advantage of them. I've set a goal to lose 8lbs by the end of next month! I wish I had a tear-off countdown calender so I could have a nice visual...maybe I should check the internet for something like that. :) Okay, ENOUGH of my ramblings, my apologies for those actually reading this, I just wanted to write everything down so in the months to come I can look back to how I felt and how much motivation I have right now.
So here's to this month of: