Monday, February 13, 2012

January Wrap-up

I know... it's so overdue.

Let's review my 2012 goals and my progress:

  1. Get to Goal Weight: 170lbs - Oops. I gained 6 lbs in January!
  2. Give paleo-style eating an honest month (at least) of effort - I lasted about two weeks before I realized I was bastardizing it beyond recognition. Definitely not the way for me to lose weight.
  3. Set monthly exercise goals and track consistently (and blog it!). I set a goal for twenty workouts in January. Then I hurt my back. So... yeah. I can tell you that I logged 4 workouts for January and burned 996 cals. Not enough!
  4. Find fitness events to stay motivated to exercise. - Signed up for the American Lung Association Stair Climb on March 4! 
  5. Take supplements daily. - Working on it. I'm having difficulty with pills.
Overall: I guess 1/5 is something.

  1. Paint and install old headboard. - Made  plans with my dad to make this happen. He's got lots of tools and fun stuff and, most importantly, the space to do this.
  2. Follow the 2012 Organize in 5 Daily Diary. - So far so good, but I'm way behind. I need to bang out a big chunk of them this weekend.
  3. Find a space in the basement to organize crafty items/tools. - Not started.
  4. Carve out a little office niche somewhere in the house. - Not started.
Overall: Definitely still in the planning stages here. It's ok. I've got all year.

  1. Finish Service Excellence Certification - I'm signed up for the rest of the classes I need to take, and I finished the first half of the CBTs. Whee!
  2. Do monthly or semi monthly staff morale projects. - Still working on ideas for this. I came up with a couple, but when I asked for opinions, no one liked them. Party poopers.
Overall: Good progress!

My hubster has decided to do Weight Watchers, so in an effort to be more unified in our weight losing efforts, I've decided to do it with him. We'll give it three months and see how it goes. I'm back working with the trainer and getting ready for the stair climb in March. I was really worried about it, but my trainer made me do some stuff that brought back my confidence. Did you know I can do the stepmill for 12 straight minutes? Neither did I!!  I will try to tack on another minute or two every time I do it. I'd love to be up to 30 minutes by the time the race rolls around. And that's life in a nutshell for me!


Janice said... have your goals very organized. :) That LOOKS good! You have inspired me to take a look at my own goals (or lack of)

Party Poopers at work...really?

Kristin50 said...

hang in there my dear, you are trying to do the right thing, that is HUGE!

I love your goals!

Ms. M said...

You know how I love stair climbs. How many floors is yours? My PT is still reminding me weekly that I can back out and stop early at any point... I just look at her like she's nuts and go on. Not gonna happen, lol.

Sam said...

You did have a good month and you have started to make progress on your yearly goals, that is all you can ask of yourself. Keep it up and good luck with the stair climb :o)

Sarah said...

I'm very impressed. A definate good start for January in my opinion.

As for the pill taking, I bought a pill cutter and crusher in Walgreens when I was in Florida last summer. Think it was about $3.50. It's really quite cheap and nasty looking and NEVER in a million years did I think it would crush big scary pills well, but it does. Just chuck them in, turn the top and they fall apart into powder. Much easier to swallow. Although I have to take with coffee or squash because the powdery taste gets to me.

Monika said...

I like your post a lot!

You know why?

You divided it into 3 sections:
Healt, home and work and even though not everything was perfect, you wrote that overall it is all positive!

You attitude is great!

Best regards,


MandaPanda said...

Stair climbs scare me so kudos for signing up for one!

Like you said, you've got all year for these goals and you're off to a great start!

Stephanie said...

You'll rock those stairs!!! Thanks for keeping up updated. I missed having you around! :)