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May Goals

Sunday, May 05, 2013

April results,
I did not lose any weight because I continued to struggle with my consistency (both exercise and eating).
I did get to spend quite a bit of time outside and continued that into May, so I am over halfway to my 25 miles walking and 25 miles biking outside goal.
Fitbit goal, I never got 70k for the week but I did get the 15k in a day badge (TWICE).
Making a plan/routine, this I struggled with for much of the month because my knees have been worse this year than the last couple years. But I did settle on a routine and because of the knee issues, I opted to build a bicycle routine. I am currently doing a 5.4 mile loop "around the block" and it is very taxing. I have expanding blocks planned when this one is easy I will do the next longer loop. So far I have 6, 7, and 10 mile loops mapped out for myself to graduate to. I am only bicycling 3 days a week and doing "active rest" walking on my 4th cardio day so that I don't have to bicycle 2 days in a row (I am also getting my butt used to being in the saddle, and tweaking my gear as I go.
The Jillian routine fell apart on me too.

I am now in a position where I have to work overtime more often than I like (well I like working it never but that is another story). So I am trying to keep my routine flexible enough I can keep up on things while I work extra hours. With that in mind here are the goals for May

1. Keep working the bicycle plan. Use the indoor bike if it is bad weather, but I have to bike because...

2. 93 miles Bicycle to Joe Louis Arena for Girls Gone Riding may challenge. Currently have 82.2 miles to go.

3. Honest food tracking streak. I have been on and off about this also. I know tracking honestly will help me I just need to buckle down and do it. (Today is day 2).

4. Be good to my knee. I need to not destroy my knee, be good to it when it hurts, go see the doctor if it gets too bad, and in general try to strengthen it.

That's it this month, keeping it simple and continuing to try and build consistency. I have at least been able to maintain a relative weight in the last few months of up and down, which is ok, because it shows me I can be less strict and still not backslide so very far. Even once I do get my food consistency under control I think I will try weighing in only a couple days once a month or something infrequent like that to keep me from scale obsessing.
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  • FIREFLY4407
    Sound like good plans. Building that foundation of tracking food and getting your fitness in. Contingency planning for work schedule changes, bad weather, or knee pain. You'll have good momentum by the end if the month - way to go!
    1845 days ago
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