Sunday, November 10, 2013
Yes, I know, the month is 1/3 over already, but that's the way things have been going lately!
October was not a fabulous month for me as far as putting my healthy habits in the forefront. I ended up gaining 0.3 pounds which isn't bad considering it was the month of birthdays and our wedding anniversary. My exercise minutes weren't even at 1,000 total, which is way down from the past year. As far as food goes, I was only actually within range or on plan 12 of 31 days. It's a miracle I didn't gain more!
For November I want to be within my range/on plan 80% of the time. That means 24 of 30 days. That was the goal I set November 1. Looking at my data at this point I would have to be 100% on plan every single remaining day of this month to meet that goal so I am reevaluating. I am now aiming to beat October's OP (on plan) percentage, which was 39%. I can do it!
The exercise goal I set November 1 was 1200 minutes of exercise. I'm keeping that even though I'm off to a very slow start. If I can break 1000 I'll be happy, but 1200 isn't that far so I will aim for that.
For the portion of my overall health plan that involves feeding my soul, work is really getting in the way. I swear, I could work every waking minute of every day and still not get it all done! And I deserve more than zero time for me and my family! I will continue to prioritize and do what I can. I will set time limits for work on the weekends and try to get as much done as I can before I leave during the week so I'm not working at home in the evenings. I will also take a bit of time each evening to sit with the family and read something not for work, even if it's just a magazine.
So that's my plan for this busy month of food. I can do better than last month, which is all that matters!