Friday, December 4, 2015

November fitness recap

I know the journey to getting in better shape is a slow and steady one.  And little goals along the way will help me reach my overall goal.  So I have fitness benchmarks I want to reach each month -- the first two are static and the third will be alternating. 

Goals
Sixteen workouts a month.  Grade = B
I fell just a few workouts short this month.

Strength training once a week.  Grade = C
I did a few bouts of resistance and weight training. But I know I can do more.

Track my food each day.  Grade = B
I was perfect on this until Thanksgiving. And I kind of fell off the wagon. I'm back on it now though.

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Non-scale victories = I completed two 5Ks in November (the Harvest Hustle 5K and the DSM Turkey Trot 5K), and both of them fell into the GREAT category. I also completed the Advocare 24-Day Challenge. I wasn't perfect, but I learned a lot about my eating habits and choices. I also lost 4.5 lbs., so there's that.

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The cold weather and early darkness make it hard to stay motivated to work out.  Any suggestions or advice?


2 comments:

  1. This works for me when I'm in a workout rut:
    - Tell yourself you can't shower until you've gotten sweaty
    - Go directly from work, or after you're already up, because as soon as you sit down to rest, there's NO getting back out.

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  2. I would agree with the above comment. For me, the work out is just part of my daily routine. I go to the gym right after work or come home and pop in my PiYo workout immediately. If I keep going, I'm less likely to skip the workout. My struggle is working out on days off. During the regular work week, I'm great. It's days off that I struggle with!

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