I've started keeping a monthly table of my numbers that are important to me. It may sound silly, but tracking these numbers keeps me diligent to the task of keeping off the 60 pounds I've lost.
2013 JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER
LOWEST WT 138 138.6 139.7
# WORKOUTS 20 12 15
FITNESS MINUTES 1004 528 795
CALORIES BURNED 11,209 6,341 8,016
% GOOD EATING DAYS 87% 65% 70%
September was better than August, but not as good as July. I can see that my weight is creeping up and I don't like it. I know the problem is eating too much on the weekends. I'm not taking this lightly. I'm taking action.
I renewed my gym membership as well as my interest in attending fitness classes. I am breaking out of my rut and trying some new workouts (Zumba) and going back to some workouts that have worked well for me in the past (Spin). I typically don't work out on the weekends...working on changing that. I need to work out every day if I can, and waste no opportunity to move it!
I gotten all artificial sweeteners out of my diet. Yay!
I'm making more room on my plate for lean protein.
I've refocused on water...making sure I get it in, and not all at once at the end of the day, but throughout the day.
I bought the Spark Activity Tracker. I'm struggling with finding a way this cute little gadget can enhance my fitness level and struggling with keeping it or not. I love being able to tap it throughout the day and see where I am I'm going on vacation the end of October, and the Tracker would be nice to have with me. My vacation workouts tend to be distance-based which work well with the Tracker.
Onward to October!