April was far from one of my better months and so I have spent time reflecting on what needs to change.
One of the biggest things I have come to grips with is that over the last year I have steadily increased my fitness minutes and experiences and I was attempting to continue to add new exercise which I was enjoying. I wanted to take some of my walking outdoors but was trying to add it to the minutes of indoor exercise. What I realized is I need to focus on getting balanced exercise but adding new classes and forms of exercise means letting go of others so as not to set myself up for failure setting goals which become unattainable.
Secondly, I have become lackadaisical about my nutrition habits. To be honest, I have cheated myself by slipping in extra bites and eating a snack and not recording it all or at all. It started slowly with learning to “cheat” but still getting losses on the scale. Then I started seeing gains on the scale but I could take care of them. Now I’m at a stalemate. I can do better than that. I am worth more than that. So I want to get back to that place when I started this journey and give 100% to myself this month when it comes to nutrition.
Giving 100% to me will make for a memorable and marvelous May!
Make you May memorable and marvelous. You're worth it!
a.) Be in bed by 10 p.m. to get a minimum of 9 hours sleep.
b.) Ensure 1 hour mid afternoon quiet me time 5 days a week
c.) Turn computer off by 8 p.m. every evening.
d.) Leisure reading – Read 2 books this month
a.) Attend 5 water spinning classes per week
b.) Attend Strength training class 2 times a week.
c.) 4 outdoor walks/runs of minimum 45 minutes per week.
d.) Complete 1500 fitness minutes for the month.
e.) Sign up for the 5 km run for water with my niece for May
f.) Go for 3 bike rides.
g.) Try a spinning class.
a.) Track all meals and snacks daily.
b.) Plan weekly menu and grocery lists.
c.) Eat within recommended calorie range.
d.) Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.
e.) Exercise accurate portion control with measuring cups and kitchen scale.
4. Weigh Ins
a.) Weigh once a week rather than daily
b.) Loose 1.5 lbs a week for a total of 6 lbs
c.) Return to BLC22 with a lower weight than when I finished the BLC21
a.) Stay connected with Spark Friends through status updates, spark pages, and team chat threads.