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. 

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.


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.


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


  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.

  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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