Category: Monthly Rewind

{Monthly Goals} : November

So October is over, November is upon us and life is going to get crazy with the holidays on the way. I always feel like October through December is just crazy busy. Anyway, lets review last months goals:

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October Goals
1. Get below 190 pounds. – Didn’t happen. However, I did manage to lose 3.5 inches from my body. So although the scale isn’t changing my body is.

2. Track all meals. – Check

3. Only eat sweet treats on birthdays.  – Ha Ha! Not Even Close.

4. Be consistent with blogging. – Nope, I tried. I thought about it, but I just didn’t find the time to get it done. However, I was consistent of tracking my workouts on Instagram.

5. Try some new workouts this month.- Check

Let’s just say I wasn’t as successful as I had hoped, but I did get a couple of things accomplished. I had a really hard time coming up with goals for November.

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November Goals
1. Track all meals. – This is an important part of my journey, at least until I get a better handle on things.

2. Get consistent with Blogging – Ok, so I didn’t get it done last month so let’s give it a try this month.

3. Take time to plan my workouts each week. – The last couple of weekend have been busy, so I haven’t taken the time to plan my workouts. Many days I am winging my workouts, especially my weight lifting I really want something more.

4. Do yoga at least 3 times a week. – Most days when I run out of time, yoga is the first thing cut off my workout list for the day. However, I really enjoy yoga and my body feels better afterwards.

5. Clean up my eating. – My eating was better in October, but it can be even better. So I want to continue to clean it up. Besides I feel better when I eat better. Thankfully, I’m not the biggest fan of Thanksgiving, so I don’t have to worry about that.

I guess that about sums it up. I am just trying to keep it going. Keep grinding. I’m determined to reach my goals.

“It never gets easier, you just get stronger.”

 

{Monthly Rewind} : August 2016

August started on such a positive note. During the first week of August, while on vacation, I managed to lose 3.5 pounds and had one of the highest mileage weeks in a long time.

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The second week of August I managed to maintain my weight loss as the first week of the boys soccer practices started.

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Then the third weekend in August we had family in town, which is always accompanied by unhealthy food. It also lead to a lot less sleep. So that the fourth week in August, I was struggling. When I get tired I make terrible food choices.

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The fourth weekend in August, Thing 1 and Thing 2 had a soccer tournament with early mornings both Saturday and Sunday. Not much activity and even more tiredness. So the last week in August was torture. On Monday, I was so tired I didn’t even run while at the boys’ soccer practice, which was a mistake because Thing 4 does not like walks in the stroller. The rest of the week didn’t go much better.

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All the progress I had made during the week we were on vacation is gone, but at this point I am just glad I survived. And surviving was really was what I was doing. I had very few workouts and the ones I did complete were terrible. That is one reason I am looking forward to September..

“Strive for progress, not perfection”

{Rewind} : February

Despite having a slow start to February, I was able to get in some great mileage, most of it with this cutie.

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Total : 76.82 miles
Running : 27.26 miles
Hiking : 9.4 miles
Walking : 40.16 miles

My hips, especially my right hip has really been bothering me (thanks Thing 4). So some days I have great intentions of running, but I just can get it done. It has become very frustrating, but I am continuing to work on stretching and making it stronger.

Despite my hip, I think February ended pretty well considering I did not know how it was going to go because of my ribs. Like Daddy Cameron loves to point out, I’m falling apart. I like to think of it as adjusting to just having a baby.

Tomorrow I hope to share what my plans are for March. I would share them tonight, but I need a little bit of time to think about them, since I just realized it is March 1st. My brain might not be working to full capacity right now. I will blame that on Thing 4.

How was your month?

 

{Rewind} : January 2016

Ok, so things have been pretty quiet this month. I had really great plans and really great intentions. Things were going really well until I bruised my ribs. January 10th, I was outside playing soccer with the family and I might have been tripped by Thing 1, and I fell.

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My ribs hurt pretty bad. I couldn’t stand up straight. It hurt to breath. The worse was trying to take care of a 10 pound Thing 4. It just hurt.

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However what surprised me the most was how long it took to feel well enough to walk. It has been 3 weeks and I still can’t run.

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Despite the setback and forced inactivity, I still managed to get in 67.4 miles this month.

So here is this months break down.
Walk : 32.6 miles
Bike: 18 miles
Hike: 10.6 miles
Run : 6.2 miles

The hiking mileage has increased because the boys and I have decided to do a hike every week this year. I really want to get the boy moving more, because since Minecraft was introduced to our boys they have become much less active.

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Hopefully February will go a lot better.