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Reflection Day

Friday, November 09, 2012

Well, it's been since September that I have reflected on my goals. I think it's a good day to review those goals and see how I'm doing.

I had said that there were several things I need to work on in order to lose weight. They include: tracking my food every day, getting in 60-90 minutes of cardio exercise a day, strength training 3 times per week, core work every day, less stress by adding meditation, and make sure I get enough sleep.

Hmm...Well, some of these I did well with - getting enough sleep, strength training 3 times per week, and tracking my food every day. I really pushed with these and happy to report that I did lose weight these past two months. However, I did not lose as much as I wanted to probably because of the other goals I wasn't so good with maintaining.

I didn't get 60-90 minutes of cardio a day. By using the Asylum program, it really threw me that there were so many short relief days. That meant I needed to do my cardio either right after Asylum or later in the day. If I waited to later in the day, I more often than not put the exercise off and eventually never did it. I have to be better organized with whatever next program I start as I'll need to make sure I have a plan for every day to supplement if need be to get all my cardio in.

Also, I didn't focus on my core every day. Sure, with Asylum the core was used, but it was not used a lot every day. I should add in crunches and other forms of direct ab and back work every day just in addition to whatever program I'm using.

Lastly, I did not meditate every day as I was hoping I would. I know that meditation helps me so much, I'm surprised that I totally forgot to do it. I'm glad that I reviewed my old goals so that I have something to really focus on these next two months. I think both Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are the most stressful for me (and most people) food-wise, so I'll need that meditation!!
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  • EUEK098
    You've reviewed and now you know the areas that need work, emoticon
    1989 days ago
    You have done fabulous!!! 60-90 of cardio on top of what you have been doing is a huge goal. I am not sure I could do that. Now 60-90 of ST maybe:) Unfortunately I am still not a cardio gal. I am with you on the meditation. My goal is to meditate and pray in the morning and evening. It makes a huge difference to me:)
    2015 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    You have done a great job over the last couple months getting these programs done! A reflection day is a great idea and it is a good thing that you can find things to work on for the future!
    2015 days ago
    Love your reflections.

    Maybe 60-90 minutes is not necessary you are doing Asylum. Sometimes shorter workouts are just as intense as 60-90 minute ones.

    Also I recommend hip hop abs (Shaun T). As that is a fun workout and you can make it as hard or as easy as you want.
    2017 days ago
    Keep Sparkin'!!
    2018 days ago
    2018 days ago
    Awesome job on the goals. You are a work in progress! You will do it!!
    2019 days ago
    emoticon on the goals you met and the review of what you'd like to improve upon!
    2019 days ago
    emoticon have enjoyed your reflections this morning ~ realistic for you personally and a good approach going forward... you sparked me this morning :)
    2019 days ago
    emoticon on your loss - you are headed in the direction you want to go. Like you, I find I need to do all my workouts in the same session or they don't happen.

    Problem with Insanity and Asylum, those first 10 minutes after you're done are spent finding your air.

    Good luck!
    2019 days ago
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