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Overcoming: February summary and March targets

Friday, February 28, 2014

February was a big motivational challenge for me. There were days I struggled with not feeling well and days the cold weather got me down. I didn't get to the Y to run as often as I wanted. Some of those days I was able to do a WO at home and at least get a few more minutes accomplished.

I decided to focus on improving my ST with the challenges I set in place rather than doing BP. The plank challenge progressed too quickly for me but I did work up to doing 1.5 minute planks the final week. Even though I didn't do the squat challenge each day, I did increase to 240 squats a day (more than established in the challenge) and I started doing them with the added weight of a barbell. I followed a bicep challenge that I was able to increase the set of reps to 4 sets for each exercise and also increased the dumbbell weights.

Target focuses for February were: lose 4#, put in 45 miles, total 1350 mins. WO, start doing Bodypump 2X week, follow squat, biceps, and plank challenges for the month, increase daily averages to 4 servings of veggies, 2 servings of fruit and 9 glasses of water.

Summary of accomplishments February: no weight loss only 2# fluctuation, put in 20.75 miles, total 970 WO minutes, didn't do BP, increased to 240 squats with barbell, 4 sets of bicep reps with heavier dumbbells, and plank to 1.5 minutes, daily averages were 3.9 veggies, 1.9 fruits, and 7.9 glasses of water.

Targets set for March: lose 4#, put in 50 miles, total 1500 mins. WO, continue to increase plank challenge, start doing BP 3X week, bring up daily averages to 4 veggies, 2 fruit, and 9 water, let body fast for 12 hours by not eating after 7 pm.

My plan: run or walk each day with intervals on Wednesday and longer runs on Fri. or Sat.; Bodypump on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; aerobics DVD on Tues. and Thurs. and optional Saturday. Sunday is always a rest day from WO's.

I have my March calendar ready to print with the plank challenge and tracking for daily veggies, fruit, water, and workouts. Having a tracking calendar has been very helpful. Also, the past couple of weeks I have been journaling when and what I eat as well as WO's including how motivated I am and how I feel about the WO.

Some areas were closer to hitting the center of the bull's eye of the target than others. I look forward to fine tuning my focus to hit those targets better in March!

"Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He Who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." I John 4:4
"For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world, And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith." I John 5:4
I am an overcome!
Ever pressing on to be consistently persistent/persistently consistent
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STARLITNIGHT 4/15/2014 5:25PM

    You sound so focused, keep up the great work!

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KALIGIRL 3/1/2014 11:08AM

    Love your SMART goals and plan for March - you are well on your way and
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