Friday, February 01, 2013
Ah, it's February! Finally! I love seeing that "2" at the start of the date... it means more than 1/12 of the year has passed!
Yes, more than 1/12 of the year... I've gotten through 31 days. It's quite a lot, actually. 31 days.
So, I'm going to go through my January goals.
-Earn over 2,500 Spark Points: Yes!! Almost 4,000 actually!!
-Track every day: CHECK! I did this, even if I
- Go to the gym at least 10 times for at least an hour each (30 cardio, 30 strength): Uh... No.
- Get down to 123.4 lbs (yes, the number is more for fun :P Any 123.something works too): Yes, actually! 120.6 lbs last Monday :)
- Start my yoga again- 10 min a day, 5 days a week: Again...no.
Heh. So, the nutrition part is going REALLY well, but I am TERRIBLE with activity. I went to the gym a total of... once. Monday, actually. Yoga hasn't happened. It's funny to say "I've been too stressed to do yoga" but eh. The good news is that I wasn't totally inactive. Labs keep me up and on my feet, Rob still lives on Floor #5, and I DID do quite a lot of those 10-minute videos.
Now, here's the fun part: measurements! Dec 23 compared to Jan 31!
Weight: 124.8 lbs --- 120.6 lbs
Natural Waist: 26.75" --- 25.5"
Low Waist/Navel: 28.5" --- 28"
Hips: 35.5" --- 35"
Thighs: 20"/20.5" --- 19.75"/20.25"
Nothing else really changed (bust, biceps, calves). But those up above are kind of the big things!
I still feel a little bit... eh. I don't really know how to explain how I'm feeling. I have some cognitive problem here. I don't have a real mirror besides the one in my bathroom (I have a full-length dorm one at home and just never remember to bring it back to the apartment), but when I look at myself in the window... I still feel large... I see myself and think I'm disproportionate. I mean, I'm wider from the front view, and then smaller from the side view, and that irritates me. I don't feel like I'm very pretty because of that.
I'm really done with weight goals. I mean, I am 3.6 lbs from what was my "goal weight." By the time I get to maintenance level of calories I'll probably be there- just because it'll take time to work up to those calories. But I think what is really going to be important to me is building up muscle without gaining weight. I hear it's a pretty arduous process... but that's okay. I have time.
What I need to is develop an actual strength training plan, and then follow it. I think I need something that involves more than body-weight exercises or "mock dumbbells." I think what I truly NEED to do... is either free weights or adjustable weight machine training. I am considering, actually, signing up for a different gym instead of my school gym, because I'm scared of my school gym... but $25/month even... I don't know. I would go to my school's gym with Rob, but he doesn't often want to go. I got him to go once during the entire January month. Big tests and projects are coming up, and finding times that work for him is proving insanely difficult. I don't really have anybody else to go to the gym with, either. I'm feeling a little bit hopeless about all of it.
I don't know. I don't know what I'm going to do.
I guess until further notice, my goals for February will be:
- Continue to track every day
- Maintain weight- but DON'T weigh every week.
- Spend at least 2 hr/week legitimately studying for each of my classes
- Get together some sort of SPECIFIC and REALISTIC plan for strength training