I seriously cannot BELIEVE that today marks the first day of the last month of 2011! It’s true when they say time flies. A new month means it’s time to look back over the goals I set for the last month and how I did. Here goes:
1.) Workout 4-5 times a week throughout the month. Half-Check. As you can see from this spreadsheet, I consistently worked out 3-4 times per week for the whole month of November, but not quite 4-5 times. I’m not beating myself up over it though because I consistently worked out every week even though it was a pretty busy month.
2.) Get back into morning workouts. Fail. I didn’t even workout ONCE in the morning for the whole month! The colder weather is making it harder for me to get out of bed in the morning!
3.) Try a Body Pump class. I’m going to give myself a check on this one even though I technically didn’t do Body Pump, because I did Club Strength every Monday for the last three weeks in a row and I think it’s quite similar. The Body Pump classes are at limited times, and they fill up really quickly so I had a hard time making one!
4.) Track my food consistently Monday – Friday. Half–Check. I’ve been doing a good job tracking my food during the days, but struggling a little bit at night and on the weekends.
5.) Continue to meal plan weekly. Check. The one thing I actually did consistently throughout the month!
6.) Get back to my goal weight. No. I weighed in above my goal weight for my official Weight Watchers employee weigh in, and so I now really really need to focus on this one!
7.) Get more sleep. Check. I have tried to get in bed by 11pm almost every night during the week, which is a lot earlier for me. Last night I was in bed by 10:30!
8.) Have fun! The Foodbuzz Festival and Thanksgiving were both fun and I really enjoyed them both to the max, while still keeping my goals in mind!
I’d say I did OK with my goals for the month of November. I wish I had been a bit more consistent with tracking my food and working out a little bit more, which would help me get back to my goal weight. There’s no sense fretting on the past though, so onwards!
1.) Weigh In Weekly. I really, really need to get back to my goal weight, and weighing monthly is not helping me with this goal. I’m not sure whether I’ll post my weigh ins on here or not, but I want to commit to weighing in (officially at a WW scale) every week for the month of December.
2.) Work out 3-4 times a week. Maybe if I set the goal a little lower, I’ll actually work out more. We’ll see!
3.) Strength train AT LEAST once a week. I am noticing more definition in my arms and legs since I’ve been doing the Club Strength class on Mondays, and I want to keep that up!
4.) Try/Create a new recipe each week. I love trying and posting new recipes on here and haven’t done it in a while. I want to get back into it!
5.) Try one new-to-me class at the gym. Maybe Body Pump, Total Body Conditioning, or a yoga/pilates class. TBD!
6.) No shopping for myself! I went on a pretty big clothing spree last weekend, and am well stocked with everything I need for at least a month, but probably longer. Seeing as there is Christmas later this month (plus my mom and sister’s birthdays!) I need to limit my spending.
I’m hoping all these goals (minus #6) feed into my bigger goal, which is to get back to my goal weight of 164 pounds. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it completely during the month of December, but I really want to make some progress and lose at least a few pounds.
At the beginning of each week for the month of December, I’m going to post weekly goals, my meal plan, and my workout plan, and then check back in on it either at the end of the week or the following week to hold myself accountable. I really need to focus!