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The Ends of March

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Welp, March is over, and I now, officially, have one full month logged here on Spark!! (I started in the middle/end of February, so I don't count that...)

But anyway, it's the end of March, and I spent a little time yesterday, going over the goals I thought I had made for March. I couldn't find them anywhere... But I told myself I would track every day possible, and not eat mindlessly, and finish through Week 3 of the C25K program.

I tracked everything I could, when I could. This last week was a little iffy - only because I didn't have internet at night, so I couldn't catch up on my day. But through all of that, I stayed on course, ate the best I could, and tried to measure (one of this week's challenges) everything I could. It was a good experience, and could *possibly* be applied to my lifestyle, maybe. Probably. I mean, yeah. I will continue to do this. (Sorry about that, I just went on a word-in-mind-straight-to-keybo
ard bender there.)

I was consciously eating this month, considering everything, what were good choices and what were better choices. For instance: when sister and I went to see Hunger Games, we split a medium popcorn, instead of getting the large! (Granted not getting any would have been the best choice, but that simply wasn't going to happen.) I realized how much time I have spent looking for or looking at food. Yuck. Why should I waste my time even pondering it, when I know it's not a good decision? So that was relieving.

And lastly: I FINISHED WEEK THREE OF THE C25K RUNNING PROGRAM!! I know, it's just three minutes, but to my over-burdened little body, those three minutes were killer the first time!! Then the next time it was easier, and the last time, I felt as though I could go for another round!! I'm very proud of that: I do a lot of things in my life to 80% or 90% completed. I was glad to see this goal through to the end. (now, I know it's not the end of the program, but I'm glad I set myself a deadline and met it!!)

I'm very proud of this month. I did a lot of good work, pushed myself, learned a lot about me. I'm excited to do more work in April!!

As soon as I put them together, I'll actually post my April goals!
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  • TINAJANE76
    Great job, a month down of a healthier lifestyle! It will only get easier from here on out as you've taken on the hardest task of getting started and staying committed for the first month. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
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  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Sounds awesome to me! Way to go!! Hope this new month is just as productive for you! You can do it!! emoticon
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  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    You DESERVE that popcorn and it RIGHT my friend !! YES YOU DO AND DID !! WOOHOOOOOO ! I am SO PROUD OF YOU !! OH YEAH !!! Thats the PERFECT way of handling it ! Or even to of had the med by urself if no one is ever with you and htats ur only choice,,,, GO FOR IT ! Remember hon,,, in the book "The Spark" it says this is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE NOT a "diet" we are NOT being PUNISHED by the HAVE NOTS !! We are just ADJUSTING to HEALTHIER eating habits. What you did was HEALTHIER !! Does this make sense? CONGRATS on what it was youve accomplkished !!!!! The book, if I haven't told you is "The Spark" can be bought for 12.99 (if not afforadable, can be found at the libraries at some places) found at amazon.com,,,,,,also can be downloaded on the FKimble,,,,,,which I LOVE !!!

    Hey again CONGRATS on the RUNNIN !! If you talk to April_IN_MN she's fairly new to running,,,is right about where it is, your at,,,is ALSO a SEASONED Dawggie,,, maybe you two can talk and see whats there?


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  • BILBYGIRL
    Congratulations! We must have started at about the same time and I am likewise pleased with my first full month. Enthusiasm counts for a lot and I have tried really hard. I am hoping that I will continue to enjoy and to strive to achieve new things as the months go by. Its great to celebrate though for me the road is a long one and I am perhaps looking to settle into something a bit more balanced.

    I loved hearing about your running. I'm not to that stage at this point - I don't think my knees could handle it!

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