Friday, November 09, 2012
Well, it's been since September that I have reflected on my goals. I think it's a good day to review those goals and see how I'm doing.
I had said that there were several things I need to work on in order to lose weight. They include: tracking my food every day, getting in 60-90 minutes of cardio exercise a day, strength training 3 times per week, core work every day, less stress by adding meditation, and make sure I get enough sleep.
Hmm...Well, some of these I did well with - getting enough sleep, strength training 3 times per week, and tracking my food every day. I really pushed with these and happy to report that I did lose weight these past two months. However, I did not lose as much as I wanted to probably because of the other goals I wasn't so good with maintaining.
I didn't get 60-90 minutes of cardio a day. By using the Asylum program, it really threw me that there were so many short relief days. That meant I needed to do my cardio either right after Asylum or later in the day. If I waited to later in the day, I more often than not put the exercise off and eventually never did it. I have to be better organized with whatever next program I start as I'll need to make sure I have a plan for every day to supplement if need be to get all my cardio in.
Also, I didn't focus on my core every day. Sure, with Asylum the core was used, but it was not used a lot every day. I should add in crunches and other forms of direct ab and back work every day just in addition to whatever program I'm using.
Lastly, I did not meditate every day as I was hoping I would. I know that meditation helps me so much, I'm surprised that I totally forgot to do it. I'm glad that I reviewed my old goals so that I have something to really focus on these next two months. I think both Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are the most stressful for me (and most people) food-wise, so I'll need that meditation!!