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April numbers are in, and they're not pretty

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Doing my Flybaby best not to procrastinate this month, so I didn't want to put off the dismal task of tallying up the April numbers. I'll start off with the successes: I continue to do well with water and meditation goals. As mentioned last month, though, I ditched the goal to sign into the work gym 3X/week. The gym is good for winter, but if I have walking shoes at my desk, there's no need to trudge uphill to the gym in another building just to sign in, since my walking route is in the other direction. Now the rest of the results....

These are for April 1 - 28.
Stayed within calorie range: 17 of 28 days
Met daily goal for calories burned: 11 of 28 days

Walk 10,000 steps 7X/week: zero weeks. Best: 3X (3 weeks); worst 2X (1 week)
Sleep 7 hrs 5X/week: zero weeks. Best 4X (1 week); worst 2X (1 week)
Yoga 2X/week: 2 weeks. Best: 2X (2 weeks); worst zero (1 week)
Strength training 2X/week: All! Best: 3X (1 week); rest met goal
Declutter 7X/week: Best: 7! (1 week); worst: 2X (1 week)

New goal started April 22: Since I can't seem to EVER make the goal to sleep 7 hours a night 5X/week, I am in a 21-day challenge to get at least 6 hours of sleep a night. In the first week of the challenge, I succeeded 5X and came close the other 2 nights (~5:45).

So overall, the results say I can do better. I've been in a slump the last two months, so it's time to motivate myself out of it and move forward again. If you've read this far, thanks!
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    I think working on getting more sleep is going to make a HUGE difference for you! That is one thing I'm really, really adamant about! And I always feel better. April was a slacker month for me too :/ Oh well. New month, new opportunity. Worked out for 80 minutes on the elliptical at my mom's today because of all the stress with my visa! AH! I know you can do it, and don't be too hard on yourself!
    2207 days ago
    You've bitten off a LOT!!!! And I agree with everyone. You're doing a great job!!! Keeping track of things is half the battle I think. Maybe (don't want to do anything to encourage derailing your plans) if you have a few things you're having a harder time with than with others, you could pick the most important thing and make sure to give it extra focus this month. Then you could pick another one for next month.
    2207 days ago
    I hope you're having fun doing all of this! It just seems to me that we make so much more progress when we can align with that part of ourselves that truly delights in what we're doing.
    2208 days ago
    I am astonished at how bloody organized you are to be able to produce such detailed results at all.
    You are very very close to your goal now. In fact you are no longer sitting on G and only on half of O. You have not put back any of your weight. In fact you have lost a little. Perhaps you are moving into a more relaxed maintenance like reality. I don't know if this is what you are wanting to hear, but I think it is ok to find your new rhythym now.
    And it seems to be working because again, you are more then maintaining your weight.
    Perhaps there will be periods when you are really into it, and others when you pull back. Don't forget you have also not been sleeping well. That could be a factor. In anycase, it's nothing that a big, hot bowl of chicken soup (dumplings optional) will not make right. (couldn't resist)
    Celia, my love, you are still very much in the game. Not to worry. You are doing wonderfully. And you are going to slip right into that dress for the wedding.
    You'll see!!!
    2208 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2012 8:46:10 PM
  • SHARON10002
    I think you did great, Celia! You need to reward yourself somehow. (See my rewards blog) You're not giving yourself enough credit where credit is due. You are conscious of what your goals are, and you are working toward them, and evaluating them. You're doing great on the sleep challenge! emoticon The other thing I think you need to take into consideration is that you travel alot. It's hard to stick to a routine, and meet goals when we are not in our familiar surroundings. Just the travel days alone are enough to throw everything off kilter!
    2208 days ago
    You're doing emoticon , Celia! You tracked your goals, evaluated your results, and made a few adjustments so you can be even more successful THIS month! Way to go, my friend! emoticon emoticon
    2208 days ago
    At least you achieved part of it, but that than not achieveing at all
    2208 days ago
    I agree that we need to give ourselves more credit for the successes and when it comes to the lapses have a look at why. Bald statistics paint one picture but maybe a reason pattern would give you something more to work with? It seems that its all too easy to judge ourselves when we just tick and add. Anyway that's something to consider. I'm as guilty of this sort of severe self parenting Celia but I'm not sure that it helps me much. Not to let myself off the hook entirely but to have a bit more information to help with the change.
    2208 days ago
    Those are some fine results for a ” slump”! You're right though, we all have room for improvement. I admire your list, thats where I could use some improvement.
    Have a successful month!
    2208 days ago
    You're welcome! (I read it all LOL) You did great. I totally understand if you want to do better, but I hope you are also giving yourself credit for what you DID do. None of those were zero for the whole month. Maybe you didn't meet certain GOALS all month, but you didn't have anything where you didn't do it one single time all month. Think of how many people have no goals, don't exercise 1 single time all month, etc. You are still putting forth an effort, and it's great to have goals to works towards. Just wanted to make sure you can look at it in a glass half full kind of way! :) I'm glad you are getting more sleep too! emoticon Have a wonderful May and good luck with your goals - emoticon
    2208 days ago
  • FARRAH511
    I know you can do better in May.

    New month, new opportunity!
    2208 days ago
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