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April Review and May Goals

Saturday, May 07, 2011

1. Continue exercising about 40 minutes per day about 5 to 7 days a week
I have continued this alternating between stationary bike, treadmill and some outdoor biking and walking. I am slowly adding more time in my bike rides. My last one in April was 25 ish minutes and just over 3 miles. Yes, I am not much of a biker, but trying to get better so I can start biking to work one day a week this summer. (Everything has a hill in it around here and it bothers my asthma, but getting better.)

2. Practice piano at least 30 minutes 1 time week and 15 minutes 2 times a week for an average of 60 minutes a week.
Still not doing well on this one. Not finding my motivation/reason to do this one. But I am working on a piece or two that is beginning to convince me that maybe I can play something.

3. Continue to do regular strength training videos/exercises of about 10 minutes per day or about 45 minutes per week.
In the month of April, this was even more lacking then in the past, but that is why I signed up for the bootcamp for the month of May and will be doing my regular strength training again. I am always surprised at how difficult those 6 to 10 minute videos can be. Maybe by the end of the month, I will feel capable of doing the video twice?

Fitness: Try something new once a month.
In April I set a step goal and beat it, but then I broke my pedometer and my new one that my husband received from his company gives me less than 1,000 steps every day. It is insane. May have to buy me a new one (should be one and a backup!) soon.

For May, I am going to start biking to work once a week. My goal is to bike to work for the first time sometime 5/15 through 5/20 for Bike to work week. I only work 3 miles away from home, but there is a large hill between and in the past when I bike to my work (on a day off), I was so tired and had to use my inhaler that doing that on a work day, I would need a 30 minute rest before going to work. (And I am only a desk jockey, ie. not a physical job.)

U (You): Get 8 hours of sleep every night. (Means in bed by 11:00 PM every night. I know this will be my problem area.)
This is going about as well as my piano practice. It isn't. And by the end of the week, I am so tired and drained, that my husband and I both have been taking occasional naps on Saturday.

Nutrition: Continue to track and remain in my calorie range for 6 days out of 7, even though I am in maintenance mode.
Doing well here. Actually been weighing a tad lighter this month. Would really enjoy it, if I was allowed to raise my calories a tad more. I haven't been able to finish my chocolate bunny from Easter yet! Have been having to eat the single piece of 40 calorie dark chocolate instead.

Couponing: Clean up my coupon clipping mess and work on material for teaching a coupon class in Waukesha, WI.
Have not done this at all either.


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  • SEABREEZE65
    These are great goals! Good for you. I have a piano and as I read your piano practicing goals I thought.... I wonder why I don't every sit down and try to play. I had a 15 min/day goal for awhile and actually with only 15 minutes was making slow process. But it has been awhile and I guess I would have to start over. To play one has to do more than dust the piano.
    2746 days ago
  • JANDREWS031
    You go girl!!!! Very Motivating!!!!!!!!
    2746 days ago
  • DEBBIE614
    Wonderful goals, I wish you all the best in achieving all of them. emoticon
    2747 days ago
  • ZURDTA-
    All in all you have done well... more success in May!
    2747 days ago
  • CRYS828
    These are emoticon goals.
    I also started the bootcamp this month and have found some of the exercises a bit difficult (I was hoping that I was not the only one). emoticon
    2747 days ago
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