January Wrap up ~ Hello February
Friday, February 01, 2013
January was a great start. I followed through on my exercise goals, ate within my ranges almost every day, and I completed my organizing project for the month. I met my spiritual goals and even lost 4 lbs.
I am actually starting to like to exercise. Who knew? :) I've been doing the SP Total Body Sculpting DVD most days and adding a few others like Yoga for Wimps, 10 Minute Solutions Toning (Abs, Arms and Power Stretch), and a couple of Walk Away the Pounds DVD's. I'm mixing it up so it's not a set routine that I go through every day. Once the weather gets nicer I'm going to take it outside and start walking again, maybe even take it up a notch and start running.
As for my nutrition, I've been getting all my water down and I'm working on getting at least 5 freggies. I do need to work in more fiber and protein to get it more into the middle of my ranges. Most days I'm just hanging in there with the bare minimum.
For my organizing project, January was the month to work on the kitchen. I cleaned out some cupboards, cleaned the top of the fridge off and organized the pantry and under the sink.
Spiritually, I have stuck with my commitment to read the Bible in a year. I'm using the One Year Chronological Bible as my go-to book. I'm also leading an online Bible study on the book "Unglued" by Lysa Terkeurst for my Spark team, Christian Women with Depression.
My goals for February include transferring my gym membership to the YMCA (and actually using it!) We are blessed that through our health insurance it includes a gym membership to many local gyms and fitness centers. I was going to Curves last year, but they closed the branch that I attended and I haven't had the motivation to find a new one or another place to go. I figure if I go and ride the bike or walk the treadmill for an hour everyday while Carter is in preschool it'll add up quickly for my fitness minutes and calories burned. I'm also looking into joining a fitness class. I need to check into the schedule before committing.
Nutrition-wise, I'm going to stay diligent with tracking my food and staying within ranges, while increasing my fruits and veggies and adding more protein and fiber.
My February organizing project is to clean out and organize the bedrooms. I am following a book called "One Year to an Organized Life" by Regina Leeds. I like it because it breaks tasks into weekly and monthly projects.
I'm going to continue with my daily reading and the Bible study. Since I've been slacking off in the journaling department, I'm going to get going on that too.
I don't have a magic number that I'd like to lose this month. I'll take any progress that comes my way.
I'm ready for the challenges that this months holds. I know I can do it because with God all things are possible. I'm pretty sure He's with me on this.