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APRIL IN REVIEW - WASN'T MY BEST BUT I DID GIVE IT MY BEST!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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 emoticon

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! emoticon

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 emoticon

d.) Leisure reading – 30 minutes minimum 5 evenings a week. – finished a book - read some magazines but need to do better on this
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2. Fitness emoticon

a.) Attend 3 water spinning classes per week – unable to for a couple of weeks due to back injury otherwise committed emoticon

b.) Redo Week 8 of 5km Run training. - Done

c.) Complete 5km virtual run challenge by April 16. – Completed my first 5km run!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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 emoticon

f.) 3 outdoor walks of minimum 30 minutes per week. – Interrupted by back injury but back at it again emoticon emoticon

g.) Complete 1500 fitness minutes for the month. – Not anywhere near that – not even 1000 - emoticon

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 emoticon

3. Nutrition emoticon

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
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e.) Exercise accurate portion control with measuring cups and kitchen scale.- Continuing to be sloppy and nibbling while preparing foods.
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GRACEANNE46 5/3/2013 8:54PM

    Wow, you did a lot more than I thought you would have considering your injury and everything else going on in your life. Congrats on the 5k running!
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RACEWELLWON 5/2/2013 4:39PM

    From what I am reading you Rock !! Hugs Karen - Keep pushing - sorry about your back emoticon

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BKWERM 5/2/2013 5:45AM

    Looking at your goals for the month of April, I think you did pretty darn good considering your injured back. I suspect food was the main inconsistency throughout the month though. Focus on that in May and you'll be back in the swing for BLC22 in no time!

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RONI122 5/1/2013 9:56PM

    I think you do an awesome job! You were down but you never let it put you out! I appreciate all the support and words of encouragement. Keep up the good work my Warrior friend! emoticon

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CANDYCANE2B 5/1/2013 9:49PM

    Overall, Maria, you did a SUPER job!!! You just can't look at only your goals and how you did or did not do them, but you also have to include circumstances as family problems/unexpected circumstances, health problems as your back injury and also just life getting in the way.

With all that you had on your plate last month, you did TERRIFIC!!! I also love the way you break your goals down into sub goals, kind of like an outline of what you wished to accomplish! I do need to make a monthly goal list too and may, if I could, borrow some of your outline ideas for my goals!!

Take care, my friend!!

Comment edited on: 5/1/2013 9:51:39 PM

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MLH148 5/1/2013 8:33PM

    This was great for me to read. You are doing great emoticon
Keep plugging!
Thank you so much for sharing.

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JACKIE542 5/1/2013 8:23PM

    Sometimes me have set backs a back injury can do that. I do think you did well, you are here and I know you are going to slowly but surely get back to the goals that you set. Don't rush things.
Yep, May 1st is a new beginning for all of us.
I really should track running after rabbits they are fast, LOL!
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/1/2013 7:58PM

    Ok, you did your best, that's all you can want. I think you did well, considering you had a back injury. This is May 1st, and we both have a new start. We've got this!

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EOWYN2424 5/1/2013 7:53PM

    Good for you!!! Congratulations on your persistence & discipline!!!!

You go girl!!!! You'll start losing soon!!! Just keep at it!!!

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