A Late February Wrap Up
I meant to wrap up much sooner than this but I’ve been incredibly busy.
These were my goals in Feb:
Diet, Health and Fitness
Food – Log in MFP, strive for on target or a deficit each day – I did not have a deficit each day but I was more consistent, logging everything for 21 of the 28 days
Water – 3 x 750 ml bottle per day – I drank my minimum every day (I count herbal tea as well), some days more than others but I reached the desired amount
Coffee/ Tea – less coffee, more herbal tea (at work) – definitely had less coffee and more tea
More “no alcohol” days – this one I forgot to track properly, but I believe days I had alcohol only 6 of the 28 days
Weigh-in 28/2 goal for Feb 3KG – I “only” lost 1.8KG. So that’s good. On the other hand I’m disappointed. But yeah, I was not consistently with a deficit and the days I didn’t log (or didn’t log fully) I was most likely over desired calorie intake for the day.
Biking – on off days – I did not bike much in February. Though I did do some biking cardio when I was at the gym
Running – with my training group only (3x per week), to minimize impact on the knees – this one was consistent
Gym – 2 times per week minimum, cardio plus strength and stability – I would say this was about 90%. I did go 2 times a week, I did do cardio plus strength, I did not always do stability.
Some effort made each day in the house (at least one of these):
Living room tidied
Laundry folded, put away
I did a lot more household stuff in February. And while my house is not perfect (and probably will never be) I feel good about the fact that I’m doing it. I doesn’t take much effort and once things are tidy it’s easy(easier) to maintain. Laundry remains a huge mountain that no one wants to climb.
Learning and Well Being
Study 1 hour + per day – I did not do this daily, but I did get myself a bit more structured in studying
Small note each day to reflect – I did this every day!
Log kept to track goals – I kept my log and then for some reason last week I threw it away!!
February was ok, still stressful and not as consistent as I would like. Am I being unrealistic? Are my expectations too high for the load I’ve put on myself?
I don’t expect any comments here, since we are almost halfway through March, but I wanted to at least record that I did make some effort. What I learned the most is that writing things down and creating a visual actually helped me, not just with food, but with the whole picture. Food, water, activity, house, etc. So I will continue to do that!!
Do you write things down so that you can visualise your goals for the month/week/day? Or do you keep everything “electronic”?
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Overall it sounds like an awesome month! All of those small pieces will add up and make a big difference.
I think I use my blog to pretty much record my week/runs/etc. I do track my miles on Strava. But mostly I look back at my pictures on IG to remember what I did. Pretty sad, I know.
not sad at all. I’m definitely looking at photos as well to trigger my memory. but I can’t blog every day; I guess I have time but I have to try and keep school at the top priority (yet here I am on my blog responding to comments because I love having the conversations on the blog).