I want to start by recognizing that I feel good! Like really! I'm excited, and motivated, and focused. I'm pumped to be trying new things - yoga, running, etc. And I'm really enjoying working on me as a whole - mind and body. I really love focusing on the fitness minutes per month, as opposed to "I have to work out today because the scale's gotta move this week"... Minutes per month is so much more tangible and seriously fun! I started running in September, and signed up for my first 5k so I really have to continue training into and through October. And I need to re-consider the time of my outdoor run... I am finding that when I run outside in the evening, I am having trouble sleeping that night. However, when I work out at the gym - I come home wiped, like I've left all the stress of the day there and I'm ready for bed. I'm thinking perhaps the fresh air that I'm heaving while running is what makes the difference. Or perhaps I just need to run longer or harder and wear myself out? I don't know. Going to try a few different things to try and address this issue - I am a bear without my sleep, seriously just cannot function so it's simply not an option for me to not get my rest.
Okay so let's get down to it - my goals for October:
SPARK daily! Log on, track meals, blog, check in with others, read inspirational/motivational stories etc.
Track calories at least 6 days/week, staying within limits (1,610 - 1,960)
Weekly weigh-in, Tuesday mornings (to correlate with BL
I'm Canadian, so my Thanksgiving is this month
~ enjoy Thanksgiving without the bulging waistline that usually follows - maintain calories at dinner, and no weight gain as a result. Have a plan - stick to it!
Complete 1st 5k 10/23
Make a real attempt for AM workouts
Strength training is a MUST ~ my fitness settings schedule 6 days per week, 2/wk each upper, lower, core
October goal loss: 8lbs (which would mean I move back to Onederland this month!)
Make one-on-one time with each of my boys at least once per week - I have three boys and although we all spend a lot of time together as a family (doing homework, reading, listening to music, eating, cleaning, activities, exercising)... I don't get to spend much time with each them one-on-one. I feel this is important and requires a little extra effort on my part, and in working to become a better person/mom/wife this is my family goal for the month.
Happy October everyone!!!!