February Goals & Plan of Action

Friday, January 31, 2014

I did this for January and it worked well for me, so I'll continue with what works!

*) 1000+ Fitness Minutes for February
*) Finish 2nd half of "Insanity" (continue modifications of no jumping)
*) Stay within range of 1200 - 1550 calories per day
*) 8+ glasses of water each day
*) 5+ vegetables / fruits each day
*) 8 hours of sleep each night
*) Complete taxes (arggggghhhh!!! Me HATES do to taxes!!!!)

Plan of Action to Reach these Goals:
1. Be active each day of 28 days for at least 40 minutes a day
1a. Begin second half of "Insanity" continuing to modify all moves
2. Log all food intake (not just what I want to log) on phone app to track ALL calories
3. Go to bed by 10:00 p.m.; Exercise at 6:30 a.m. on weekdays and in the morning on weekends.
4. Get all tax paperwork and receipts together and order Turbotax by February 14. File taxes by March 1st.

Expected Results of Achieving Plans:
*) 6 - 8 pound weight loss
*) 4 - 6 inch loss in measurements
*) Fat jeans fitting comfortably right out of dryer with no rolling waist band from huge tummy
*) Continuation of improved mood, energy, and skin tone
*) Complete lack of stress in completing taxes earlier than midnight on deadline

To Keep Myself Accountable, I'll complete this each day:

Sat Feb 01: "Insanity" 45 min. Within calorie range.
Sun Feb 02: Rested. Within.
Mon Feb 03: "Insanity" fit test and 1-hr workout. Within.
Tue Feb 04: "Insanity." Within.
Wed Feb 05: "Insanity." Within. 7 hrs sleep.
Thu Feb 06: "HipHop Abs" 30 min. Within. 7 hrs sleep.
Fri Feb 07: "Insanity" 60 min. WAY OVER calories. 7 Iinterrupted hours.
Weight Lost: -3.8 lbs (the bigger they are, the harder they fall)
Inches Lost: -1"
NSV's: 1) I can feel a difference in my waist/gut when I am doing stretches that involve me bending sideways. The "spare tire" is no longer the size of a semi-tracker-trailer, but rather just a heavy duty truck. :-D 2) My husband has noticed my weight loss without my having to say anything about it (he's not one to flatter). ;-)

Sat Feb 08: Day off from exercise. Over calories. Not enough sleep.
Sun Feb 09: Stomach cramps from eating poorly, didn't exercise. Over calories. Not enough sleep.
Mon Feb 10: No exercise. Over calories. Not enough sleep.
Tue Feb 11: No exercise. Over calories. Not enough sleep.
Wed Feb 12: No exercise. Over calories. Not enough sleep.
Thu Feb 13: No exercise. Over calories. Not enough sleep.
Fri Feb 14: Finally exercised to "total body burn" of HipHop Abs.

Weight Lost: NONE. Pity party adds weight. +3.2 lbs.
Inches Lost: 0" lost and 0" gained.
NSV's: Noticed from prior work that jeans are not as tight. (Now get back to work!!!)

Sat Feb 15: "Insanity." Within calories. Not great sleep.
Sun Feb 16: None. WAY OVER calories. Not great sleep.
Mon Feb 17: "Insanity." Under (not too much. Balancing Sunday's overage)
Tue Feb 18: None. Within calorie range. 7 hrs sleep.
Wed Feb 19: "Insanity" max plyo in the a.m. & max cardio in p.m. Within.
Thu Feb 20: "Insanity" max recovery (like yoga strengthening). Within.
Fri Feb 21: None. Over.

Weight Lost: 0 lbs
Inches Lost: 0"
NSV's: Searching hard for about I stuck with tracking all my calories (even the major overages) and still exercising even though I didn't expect to see a weight-loss this week? Major for me - sticking with a commitment even though I didn't see a reward for it.

Sat Feb 22: "Insanity." Within.
Sun Feb 23: "Insanity." Within.
Mon Feb 24: "Insanity." Within.
Tue Feb 25: "Insanity." Within.
Wed Feb 26: "Insanity." Within.
Thu Feb 27:"Insanity." Within.
Fri Feb 28: "Insanity." Within.

Weight Lost: -4 lbs
Inches Lost: -2.25"
NSV's: played basketball with son and team and didn't 'die' due to all my exercise!

Monthly Totals:
Weight Lost: -4.6 lb
Inches Lost: -3.25"
Overall NSV Summary: Feeling stronger! :-)

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  • MCODA1
    Great Job!!! I am with you I joined Sparke people in 2009 and I am 20 lbs heavier...My goal is 160 by June 22.
    1866 days ago
    Wow, amazing organisation skills! emoticon
    1874 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    When something works, you must keep with it!
    Way to go!
    1877 days ago
    Woo Hoo - emoticon
    1877 days ago
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