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Overcoming: March summary and April targets

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

March still had a lot of cold days in it. However, there were periodical breaks of warmer days to help get everyone through the snow days. It's the beginning of Spring now. Even though we may get hit with a few snowy days yet, the generally warmer days make a big difference in my attitude and motivation. We're even seeing signs of the first flowers coming up!! emoticon
Another emoticon that I lost 4 pounds in March. It was not a gradual loss, but it all happened within the last week and half. It was a challenge at times to stay with my plan, however, the final results are always worth it.

Targets focuses for March were: 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.

I was very glad I did the ST challenges in February. That made it so much easier to change to doing Bodypump 3X a week. I started the month needing to take breaks in various sections of the WO. Throughout the month I have been able to increase the weights on some sections and now I need only 1 break in a couple of the sections. I can definitely tell the improvements that have come. I also opted to focus on BP rather than staying with the plank challenge.

The last couple of weeks I backed off on the running I was doing because my knee was bothering me a little. I switched to doing walking, mostly with DH. So I only completed about half the miles I had hoped to do. The knee is feeling better now and I am gradually working from walking into running again.

Summary of accomplishments for March: lost 4# (WooHoo!), put in 27.5 miles, total 1610 WO minutes, did bodypump 3X weekly, daily averages were 4.2 veggies, 2.2 fruits, and 8.35 glasses of water.

Targets set for April: lose 4#, put in at least 1 mile a day, aim for 50 miles total, total 1750 WO mins., continue doing BP 2-3X week, keep daily averages at least at 4 veggies, 2 fruit, bring water up to 9 glass average.

My plan: walk at least 1 mile each day (preferably with DH), work running up to 3 miles 3 days a week, Bodypump usually on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, WO with DVD on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.

I have the April calendar printed and starting to track my targets for daily workouts, water, veggies, and fruits. This tool along with journaling everything I eat and details of my workouts has been very helpful in improving my focus to come closer to hitting the bull's eye of the set targets.

I continue to appreciate the teams and connections I have made here at Sparkpeople. This has made a huge difference in keeping me accountable and motivated. Thank you to all who have given support and spoken words of encouragements. I could not have gotten this far without all of you!

"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 overcomer!
Ever pressing on to be consistently persistent/persistently consistent
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STARLITNIGHT 4/15/2014 5:26PM

    You have a very sound plan, well organized, I love your energy!

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KALIGIRL 4/3/2014 9:05AM

    Here's to a great plan and successful tracking!
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