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Day 91: Looking Back on March, Planning for April

Monday, April 02, 2012

Okay, looking back on March's goals:
1. Increase monthly exercise minutes to 2000.
2. Cook/prepare one new healthy meal a week.
3. Sign-up for and walk in my FIRST 5k
4. Lose 10lbs
5. Be consistent with my kids doing at least ONE job a day.
emoticon1. Uh, NO. My monthly total ended up being only 1208. I was in a funk for almost a week. That would account for some missing minutes but not the whole thing. Need to really focus on getting good workouts in 6x a week to get the number up
emoticon2. Not completely but did do some. One meal I bought turkey meatballs, WW pasta noodles my family still ate it.
emoticon3. WooHoo, SUCCESS!
emoticon4. YES, actually lost 10.2 Made my goal but it would have been more without my trip and funk.
emoticon5. Did this. Still needs some improvement. This month I'm going to implement a job jar. When my kids can't seem to leave each other alone they'll have to do a job. Yesterday I put my 12yo in time out. Decided no and gave her the job to unload the dishwasher. I have SO many jobs that need to be done. I don't think the timeout stair will see much occupancy this month but my home should be cleaner!

In ways March was a great month, even with my week of funk!
emoticonFit into a size 22 jean
emoticonLeft the Morbidly Obese category
emoticonTook a trip and saw my brother/his family and my college-aged daughter!

My weight went from 287.8 to 277.6
My BMI went from 40.11 to 38.71

Now, planning for April:
1. Get 2000 fitness minutes
2. Lose 15lbs. HIGH,yes, but I'm going to kickit up a notch!
3. Only ONE sugary treat a week
4. At least 10 min of ST 6days a week
5. Do my daily spiritual goals
6. Swim at least 4 times (that's the only thing I haven't worked on yet for my July Sprint Tri)

Last month, even though I wrote my goals here I never wrote them down on paper so I could see them daily. I will be changing that this month. I'll post them in my kitchen, in my bathroom and on a card to keep in my purse.

April here I come!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
35ANGELS 4/7/2012 3:08PM

    emoticon Your doing great!

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IWILLRUN2 4/5/2012 11:17AM

    Congrats on your success so far and good luck with your goals this month!! emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/4/2012 6:25PM

    You are doing amazing. Keep moving forward you will get where you want to go.

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JCDUBEA63 4/4/2012 12:12AM

    emoticon emoticon on a great month!!

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WE_PA_FIT 4/3/2012 10:07AM

    Wow! Very impressive!! Funk and all!!! and what an awesome idea of the job/chore jar!! I say funk the funk!! Have an amazing April!!

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MISSG180 4/3/2012 7:26AM

    You did extremely well in March, despite everything else that was going on. Go you!

2000 minutes in April is, indeed, an impressive goal. I know that people do it, but I'm always boggled! You're rockin' it, lady!

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    Writing our goals down make them more effective...good job! The more people we share our goals with, the more people we're accountable to!

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SMILESWITH7KIDS 4/3/2012 12:15AM

    Love this planning blog. 2000....really? How does the break down day by day? Do you go to a gym? I struggle getting more than 20 minutes in a day, but I think that's because my priorities are wrong.

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LOOZINITNOW 4/2/2012 8:36PM

    Congratulations on your March accomplishments!!! You did awesome! Love the attitude! You are going to blow April away! emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 4/2/2012 6:01PM

    That sounds like a nice way to combine getting a needed job done with a need for time away from whatever trouble they're up to!

emoticon on the successes of March.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/2/2012 5:58PM

    Congrats on all of the progress made in March and good luck with your awesome April goals!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 4/2/2012 5:34PM

    Super, doable goals! Let's kick the crap out of April :)

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FORBANDE 4/2/2012 4:04PM

    You had a great March even though you didn't feel like it. And April's goals are perfect!

I love the job jar idea too. I think that it is more punishment to do a job versus a timeout. Plus it will help you. :)

Have a great April! I know you'll tackle the 15 pounds without a problem.

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KARENDEE4 4/2/2012 3:00PM

    Great job!!

My favorite is "Left the Morbidly Obese category"

I think that word Morbid is the worst word ever!!

I love the job jar idea! Awesome! You could also tell the kids they have to do a job before they get to do soemthing they want or before they go out to play....:)

Good idea!

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