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Day 122-123 Accountability blog and April's goals!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Aahh! April!!! April and May are my 2 favorite months of the year! After the winter months it always feels like life is coming back again with April! I love it!

Day 122 of my accountability plan was yesterday, Saturday. It was my brother's birthday and there was a minor incident involving a cheesecake!! Other than that my day was great!

Goals for Saturday:

1- Exercise 60 minutes 6 days per week: Planned day of rest!
2- Track my food. Max 1830 calories per day. I think I finished the day at about 2300 calories. It's okay, I rarely eat cheesecake, and it was GOOOD!!
3- Drink minimum 8 cups of water daily: 8 cups done!
4- 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night and NO sparking after 10:30pm! I only slept 6 hours Friday night into Saturday morning, and I really felt it too!
5- Meditate minimum 10 minutes daily: not done again...
6- 3 veggies and 2 fruits daily: I had 1 veggie and 1 fruit only...
7- Take a multi-vitamin and a Calcium supplement daily: vitamins taken!
8- Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog: done now!

Now, I had promised myself that I was going to revisit my goals on April 1st. I want to lose 5 lbs this month, which will bring me to a total of 50 lbs lost! That's pretty motivating! So here I go, April's goals:

1- Exercise 6 days per week. No minimum time each day, I want to work on quality workouts as opposed to quantity. Continue to alternate one day of running with one day of crosstraining.
2- Track my food. Max 1900 calories per day.
3- Drink minimum 8 cups of water daily.
4- 8 hours of sleep every night. I am dropping the sparkcurfew, I need to work on sleep discipline in general!
5- 5 fruits/veggies
6- Take a multi-vitamin and a Calcium supplement daily
7- Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog.

This is totally feasible, and nothing but common sense I think!

Which brings me to today. I need to do my blog early as I am going to the sleep lab tonight for my sleep study. I have a ton of things to do before I leave too! So day 1 of my April goals is going like this:

1- Exercise 6 days per week: I went running with the group this morning and did 33 minutes, 4.2 km. I still can't believe how nice everyone is there, it's totally awesome!
2- Track my food. Max 1900 calories per day: So far I am at 1682 cals and that includes my dinner. So I should be okay for today!
3- Drink minimum 8 cups of water daily: 6 cups already drank, I'm sure I'll drink another 2 before I leave, if not more!
4- 8 hours of sleep every night: I did 7.5 hours last night, getting closer!
5- 5 fruits/veggies: I have already had 3 fruits and am planning 2 veggies for dinner.
6- Take a multi-vitamin and a Calcium supplement daily: already taken
7- Report my progress to the world every day by writing my accountability blog: done!

I am totally motivated and excited to continue with my goals for this month!! And by tomorrow morning I'll know why I'm so tired all the time. Is it just because I lack discipline in going to bed early, or do I actually have a sleep disorder? Either way, I am NOT going to wear a CPAP at night... I just hope I can sleep in the lab tonight with all the wires on!

Okay, gotta go, Happy April everyone!!
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    Nice goals! You can do it. I'll be anxious to read about the sleep study!
    1640 days ago
    You rock!
    1641 days ago
    I totally LOL'd at the "minor incident involving cheesecake" line!

    Looks like you already have your goals set, and you already blog daily for accountability, so the April RWAP challenge will be a breeze for you!

    You are going to have a fabulous April! I can feel it! (April and May are 2 of my favorites too... even though here in Georgia, things start coming back to life in February and by May we're closing in on 100 degree temps. LOL)
    1641 days ago
    "A minor incident with a cheesecake." LOL. I bet April and May will be awesome months for you! Your adjusted goals sound great. I hope the sleep test went ok. (I know someone who had to do it twice, because she couldn't sleep the first time with all those wires on her!) I hope you have a great week Fredann!
    1641 days ago
    I hope the sleep lab goes well and they hook you up with great sleep from here on out!!
    1641 days ago
    Good luck at the sleep lab tonight and well done on the goal setting.
    1642 days ago
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