Where has April gone? Really, where has it gone?
Over this past month I had hoped to get back on top of my game with some rest and renewal. Just when I thought I might have time to do that life has hurled more challenges my way so I didn’t do nearly as well on my goals as I had planned to but I’m not beating myself up about it. I did my best with what I had and am continuing to move forward.
Putting my back out mid April didn’t help me on the exercise front, however, I did find I was forced to rest more than I might have. So a set back also had it’s positive to it.
So that being said I will review these goals and plan for a new month with positive attitude and great expectations for a marvelous May.
1. Rest/Sleep/Me Time
a.) Be in bed by 10 p.m. to get a minimum of 9 hours sleep. – my hours of sleep each night have improved but have to work on getting into bed by 10!
b.) Ensure 1 hour mid afternoon quiet me time each day. – went well for a couple of weeks and then fell by the way side
c.) Turn computer off by 8 p.m. every evening. – did okay for a week and then got into old habits
d.) Leisure reading – 30 minutes minimum 5 evenings a week. – finished a book - read some magazines but need to do better on this
a.) Attend 3 water spinning classes per week – unable to for a couple of weeks due to back injury otherwise committed
b.) Redo Week 8 of 5km Run training. - Done
c.) Complete 5km virtual run challenge by April 16. – Completed my first 5km run!!!
d.) Attend Strength training class 2 times a week. – unable to for the last couple of weeks due to back injury otherwise successful
e.) Gym 2 time a week for treadmill, bike, and rowing machine combo for
80 minutes. – Not done
f.) 3 outdoor walks of minimum 30 minutes per week. – Interrupted by back injury but back at it again
g.) Complete 1500 fitness minutes for the month. – Not anywhere near that – not even 1000 -
h.) Sign up for the 5 km run for water with my niece for May. - not knowing how the back would be I have hesitated from signing up
a.) Track all meals and snacks daily. – Done during the last weeks of the BLC21 challenge but sporadic afterwards
b.) Plan weekly menu and grocery lists. – Not consistent
c.) Eat within recommended calorie range. – Done during the last weeks of the BLC21 challenge but sporadic afterwards
d.) Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. – Always - Done
e.) Exercise accurate portion control with measuring cups and kitchen scale.- Continuing to be sloppy and nibbling while preparing foods.