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 didnt do nearly as well on my goals as I had planned to but Im 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 didnt 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 its 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.