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Mid-Month Check-In

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I know - it's a few days after the middle of the month, but late is better than never, and this helps with accountability!

So how am I doing on my February goals?

Fitness Goals:
* Run 3x per week - meh. I've been running 2x per week. I do need to add in an additional day of running, but work has been keeping me late, plus I was sick, etc.

* ST 3x per week - nope. I havent STed at all. I really wish I didnt avoid it so much. I need to come up with a plan and stick with it!

* Yoga 3x per week - again, nope. I dont even know why I make yoga goal!

Ok, so fitness-wise, not my best. But, I am at 500+ fitness minutes for the month and I do go to my 3 dance classes each week, so I am not totally slacking!

My Bonus Fitness Goal is to complete the the Princess Half in under 2:19. I think based on my recent training runs, I have a good chance at doing this - we shal see this weekend!

Nutrition Goals:
* Drink 6 glasses of water each day - not so good here either. I drink about 3-4 glasses of water, plus about 16oz of fruit smoothies (homemade) each day.

* Avg 1650 net calories / day at the end of each week - I didnt do so well the first week, but I did really well the second week. We'll see how the rest of the month goes.. especially with Disney this weekend.

* Try 1 new smoothie recipe each week - I have been doing this, but I havent been too adventurous - sticking with just fruit for now.

Overall, nutrition is definitely on the upward swing I think - once Disney is over, I think I am going to concentrate a lot more on balancing my nutrition more.

Personal Goals:
* Read 5 books this month - so far I have completed 2 books and am on my third. I have long flights this weekend so that should help :)

* Complete 2 sewing projects - I completed 3 sewing projects! (but my grandma's quilt is STILL not done)

* Enjoy my birthday - I did this!


So yeah, I think overall February is looking good. This is a short month, and with my trip coming up in 2 days - soon the month will be over. I am already starting to look ahead to March, especially when it comes to fitness and nutrition - I feel like I am moving forwards though, so that is good.

My meeting got cancelled yesterday and rescheduled for today, but it just got cancelled again - dont think I'll be able to reschedule until next week. I do still have a meeting this afternoon, and a meeting tomorrow morning, so the days should go by quickly. I've been pretty busy doing research and taking care of a few miscellaneous things before I leave.

I went to my dance classes last night. I think I am doing much better overall at tap. I didnt feel so completely lost last night, so that is good! I am not impressed with my hip hop class, though. We got a new teacher in January, and I wasnt a fan, and I am still not a fan. My classmates don't seem to be a fan either. I dont find the class challenging, and I am not really enjoying the basic-ness of our dance. :( I am still going, but I am a bit disappointed - hopefully it will get better.

I had planned to get in a last short run today after work, but my afternoon meeting got pushed back to much later, so I am not sure how I will fit it in because I still have a ton of stuff to do at home. We shall see.
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  • v TMCK-40
    Nice job. Stay strong
    819 days ago
    Good cardio for you with all the dance classes. I have found that strength training while watching TV in the evening works well for me. Have a super vacation in Disney World. Spring is finally just around the corner. Run on! JDawg
    825 days ago
    If ur going on vacation,, HOPEFULLY they will have a putah, or your bringing a table//phone,, so you can RECORD ALL THAT WALKING TIME !! WOOHOOO !! if not, than please b4 you go,,, write in the exer/LTGL Vacation and the dates,, also MAKE SURE you DO THE SAME on ur WEIGH IN THREAD,, so you do NOT get removed from the team !
    826 days ago
    It sounds like you are doing really well ,I really like yoga but I use a DVD so I can fit it in when I have time.
    826 days ago
  • v DBEAU57
    You're being way too hard on yourself! Count those dance classes as part of your fitness minutes. You're moving and burning calories! I know you miss those runs when you don't have time to do them, but you'll work your schedule out. Have fun at Disney! I'm 58 and I still haven't been there!

    826 days ago
    how exciting - Disney Half! totally awesome! maybe try mentioning to the hip hop instructor the class wants more skilled moves? sounds like you aren't the only one how wants more, so it never hurts to ask =) enjoy the rest of your week!
    826 days ago
    Dancing is absolutely part of fitness! emoticon
    826 days ago
    Dancing totally counts as fitness. I think you're doing well.

    826 days ago
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