Amazing how quickly 10 weeks can fly by! But time always does seem to slip away doesn't it?! Well 10 weeks ago I wrote down my goals for the Spring BLC, so time to review and see what goals I met and where I need some work. So here was the list:
1. Lose as close to 20lbs. as possible
- YAY! absolutely positively meeting goal at this next weigh in. 20 lbs is a good accomplishment but I swear for the work I put in that number needs to be closer to 40! Oh weight loss, so difficult you are.
2. Be more consistent in going to the gym
- Met this goal as well, I'm at the gym almost every week night and occasionally on Saturdays. Glad I stuck with this and turned the gym from a chore into a routine!
3. Up the dreaded veggie intake (yea I was that kid that fed my broccoli to the dog under the table when no one was looking)
- Uhh mixed reviews here. I have been trying more veggies and attempting to incorporate more into my meals but I struggle. Summer is coming so hopefully more salads on the horizon.
4. Put my kettlebell to work 3x a week
- To be honest I totally forgot about this goal and did not really put an effort into putting this into practice. I do strength train 4x a week at least but I really do want to get into kettlebell training since it is strength and cardio rolled into one.
5. Start training for my 5k
- Yes, and I must say its amazing to see how far the human body can push itself and progress. When I started the BLC I was winded walking an 18:00 mile, after weeks of the gym and now 3 weeks into 5k training I can run a 13:00 mile! Still needs improving but I have until July to hit my goal of a 10 minute mile.
6. Hand in my New Yorker's privilege card by giving up bagels and pizza for the length of the challenge. (This is a scary one for me)
- I must have been CRAZY to set such a goal, especially in my house where every sunday we get fresh hot bagels for family brunch. But I did make some good compromises with myself and kept this habit in check. Every other sunday I would have my family get me a multigrain roll instead of a bagel and when I did get a bagel I scooped the insides out. Went easy on butter (margarine scares me with all the chemicals) and cut out cream cheese. I think I only had pizza once and limited myself to one slice. Encouraging to know I possess a modicum of self control.
7. Instead of coffee with milk and sugar every morning, I will switch it up with green tea every other day
- Uhh no on this one as well. I love my one cup of coffee every morning, it made me sad to skip out on such a beautiful thing. I always use skim milk and have been slowly cutting down on the sugar I put in. All in moderation, cant cut out everything we enjoy, otherwise what kind of life is that?
All in all I'm very happy with what I was able to accomplish. Wednesday morning is weigh in then I'm going to take pictures and measurements and compare them to the before pictures. Haven't seen those in a while, it is not going to be pretty, I understand that I should be proud to see the changes I'm making and the health I'm striving towards but it still is never fun to be reminded of just how bad I let it spin out of control. Oh well, another tool of motivation. Time to think about what my goals are to be for the next challenge. Upwards and onwards!