Several other people from health blogs I've been reading are posting their May goals. I liked the idea and thought I'd do the same.
1. 10K A Day in May challenge: 10,000 steps a day for the Month of May sponsored by the Watch My Butt Shrink blog. After 10 days into the month, I can tell you I have reached this number (and then some) on just a few days, but most days I have come very close to reaching 10K steps. I find this especially challenging on the weekends and on days when I work at home. It's a blessing I don't work at home full time because I would never move! Still, my goal is to have more days than not at or very close to (within 2,000 steps) 10K steps/day. I get most of mine from my walk to/from work, a lunchtime walk and my 35 min at the gym.
2. Stay On Plan. Obviously I aim to achieve this every month, but May is going to be especially challenging. Stress = eating for me. My next nursing class begins next Wednesday. It's a 4 credit class that will only be 6 weeks long. I'm scared for how hard and time-challenging this is going to be. I also have three 5K's this month which are all on weekends, which is when I tend to cram in most of my studying. It's going to be challenging to say the least.
3. Move. I don't mean "move your body" either! While this doesn't seem directly related to health/fitness on the surface, it definitely contributes to my weight loss. I've been living with Joel's family since October 2010. After having lived for two blissful years on my own, it was EXTREMELY difficult/challenging/sad for me to go back to living with "roommates". It's especially hard when it comes to eating. The kitchen isn't mine, the kitchen stuff isn't mine, and I'm often forced to navigate around other people's cooking schedules. This often leads to a "screw it, I'm going out for food" mentality. Needless to say, I'm ready to get my own apartment again. My goal is to be out by the end of this month. Why wouldn't it be? I mean, the classes and 5k's just weren't enough time commitment for me, of course I had to add a move in to the mix.
I'll be sure to keep you posted on how I'm progressing as the month goes on!
I'm not done yet folks!
Last week Joel and I had our second weigh in as part of the HilJoe Weight Loss Competition. I lost a miraculous 3 lbs and Joel lost nothing, so he will be paying up this week! Go me!
You May Also Like:
Alright buds, I did the research today on the Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha (SCM), and here's what I came up with.... First off, it...
Two milestones were reached this past weekend! First, I made it to the 38 week mark in my pregnancy - that is great news! I know she'...
The reality is that I haven't been able to get "back on the wagon". It's annoying, irritating, depressing and frustratin...