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February results/ March goals!

Monday, March 01, 2010

First off.....March?? Are you kidding me?!? It will be Christmas again before we know it!!!

Okay so February goals I set were:
Lose 6lbs (153lbs)
Lose 1 inch from my waist (30 inches)
Lose 1 inch from my hips (40 inches)
Lose 1/2 inch from my thigh (24 inches)
Eat healthily, without calorie counting
Keep up with gym/home fitness routines without tracking

How have I done?
I lost 7 lbs (152lbs)
I lost 1 inch from my waist (30inches)
I lost 1 inch from my bum....BUT I am now measuring around my actual hip bones as well and that is only 38 inches today, bum 40 inches!
I lost 1/2 inch from my thigh (24 inches)
I am eating healthily - but I am following the South Beach diet (phase 1, day 9) AND I'm calorie counting!
I am continuing my gym workouts with the usual tweaks and logging again too!

So, I am doing great again with losing weight and inches, hoorah!!
The biggest change though has been settling back into a healthy routine. Jan and Feb were a mix of tracking/ not tracking and to be honest I don't feel ready not to track right now and I don't think I will until I reach my goal weight. For me trying to LOSE weight and NOT track my calories, just doesn't seem to work. Maintaining my goal weight will be a steep learning curve I'm sure and once I have settled into an eating pattern where I stay within a 5lb weight range, then I will look at not tracking and following my body. For now though, it is focus, focus, focus and track track track!!!

I have a couple of weight loss milestones that I WILL be hitting in March, which are:
Making it into the 140's!
Having a BMI in the healthy range (145lbs) for the first time in my adult life!

In addition to these, my goals for the month are:
Lose 7-10lbs (142-145lbs)
Lose 1 inch from my waist (29 inches!)
Lose 1/2 inch from my hips (37.5 inches)
Lose 1/2 inch from my bum (39.5 inches)
Lose 1/2 inch from my thighs (23.5 inches)
Calorie count within a 1200-1500 range EVERY day
Move slowly onto phase 2 of the South Beach diet by the end of the month
Cardio - 3 x 30 min interval training weekly
Yoga class 1 x weekly
ST - full body, high weights, low reps 3 x weekly
ST - hips, bums + tums intense class 1 x weekly
8 hours sleep EVERY week night

Ahhhhh I am feeling very positive again right now :-)
Picture's me when I got back from the gym this morning!!

still wearing yesterday's make-up, I think I have more left on one eye than the other!

In the gym gear - cuter than it used to be!

arrghhhh flex those muscles!!

Have a great month everyone!!
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