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It's April

Monday, April 01, 2013

New day new month new beginning. I'm joining the bandwagon of outlining goals for the month even though I've pretty sure I've said previously I don't like doing it because it just makes me feel worse when I don't achieve them. My "goal" always tends to be to just keep going. Anyways, here it goes, but first a recap of the last weekend in March.

I pretty much threw the whole weekend away. Friday I worked out after work but then a friend texted me telling me she was traveling up for the weekend and wanted to go out that night. YAY!! now, I don't really like talking about this because I'm kind of embarrassed, but I don't have a lot friends. So this really overjoyed me more than it probably should. I still feel "new in town" and even though I'm organizing a Meetup group I'm not good at it and it always feels like a bunch of strangers getting together. Plus I've never been one to have many friends in general, nor am I one to just call up people to chat. I'm too much in my head thinking other people are too busy with having friends or wouldn't want to hear from me to ever do that. ANYways....being thrilled to have a social life led me to really *enjoy* it and we went all out with pizza and drinks. emoticon emoticon

Saturday I tried to drink lot of detoxifying lemon water and eat clean to curb the hangover... emoticon But then for dinner the bf and I were craving sushi so we went out for that. Now all you sushi lovers, you must understand, this place is AMAZING. We have, and did, drive 45+ minutes just for dinner to this place. The selection of special rolls is literally almost 100 options and they are all so unique, and HUGE. I can barely fit them in my mouth (yeah yeah...get your mind out of the gutter). Anyways, so worth it. And it makes it even more exciting bc my bf never used to like fish, let alone, sushi, but he's expanding and he's actually my sushi buddy now. He craves it too!

So Easter Sunday was low key, I missed being home with my family so while I had kind of planned to "let" myself indulge on easter, I emotionally ate more candy than I ever intended to. But, bf helped me and now there's not much left. I had the mind set of starting over tomorrow (today) so I kind of just had at it. I know, no good.

But, today is a new day. My goal for April is to really get back into things. I feel like I've had a lot going on lately with my knees and PT and just everything that I've really been slacking on my exercise. I focused on ST and that's all good and fine, but I'm no where near burning as many calories as I'm used to with higher impact workouts. And while I don't want to just jump back into things considering my knees, I don't want to use that as an excuse anymore either. So, plan:

*Finish up PT. Continue to do PT exercises on my off days on my own.
*Sign up for the Barre classes I've been wanting to try!
*Re-start Jillian Michael's Body Revolution. I think this will be a great thing for me to re-do because it starts off slow, and I'll listen to my body, if it's too much for my knees, I'll back off. Plus, I'll be alternating it with the barre classes and/or regular walking outside (yay spring!) so I won't truly follow the program.

*Stay within my calories for the next 12 days. My bf's parents are coming to down the second weekend in april and I know they will treat us. My goal is stay within my calorie range and/or avoid any indulgent meals until then.

Let's do it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Barre class is going to kick your butt (in a good way!). Enjoy! Make sure to let the teacher know you have knee problems. That way if they start bothering you he/she can give you alternative exercises! :)

Glad to hear you had a great weekend, even if you were "bad" :)

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STODD251 4/2/2013 11:35AM

    Little goals are better than big goals anyway. Twelve days just seems much more manageable. Make these next (now) eleven days count!

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SHMARA 4/2/2013 10:03AM

    I really pigged out over the weekend. I think I ate, and ate, just because I never eat that way. There was pizza, beers, candy, pirogies, all sorts of processed white carbs. Yesterday morning I seriously weighed 5 pounds heavier.
Anyhow, new month, new day! Let's do this.

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BONOLICIOUS2 4/2/2013 9:09AM

    Sounds doable, you got this girlfriend! Go go go go go!!!!!!!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 4/2/2013 8:44AM

    Honestly, I don't have a lot of friends either, so I can totally understand why you would go all out when you have the chance to hang out with a friend.

It sounds like you have a great plan to stay on track until bf's parents come into town. It may help you to know that you have a planned indulgent weekend coming, so you will stay on track beforehand. I hope your PT goes well and that you're back to normal this month. I know you miss the higher intensity workouts.

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CHEMCHIC2006 4/2/2013 8:11AM

    Sounds like a great plan! Good luck and happy April!

PS- mmm... sushi....

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LLBLOVER 4/1/2013 11:34PM

    I'm with ya! Here's to a spectacular April! WE CAN DO IT!!!

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JCWATL 4/1/2013 6:45PM

    I am with you! I have an end of month splurge coming up so I want to have a really good beginning of the month. Let's eat less and work hard!

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KCLARK89 4/1/2013 5:38PM

    I definitely feel you on this post!! WE CAN DO IT!!

Sounds like you have an awesome plan of attack for this month :)

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IRP1114 4/1/2013 5:27PM

    I am glad you got out and had some fun. We all need to include a little fun every now and then ; )! Good plan. Listening to the body is key! You can do it girl! I am in it with you. So ready to make more progress and feel good for summer!!!

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