Late last month I made a list of goals for the year and January. Time for a progress report!
Find or build a strength training workout I can do at home.
Bootcamp! I liked it so much that I'm continuing it and plan to make it my regular strength-training routine, at least for the time being.
Do two cardio and one ST workout while in the Dominican Republic.
I actually did better than this; I walked 3 of the 4 days and kept up with my bootcamp videos.
Don't gain weight while in the Dominican Republic.
The pina colada and strep throat one-two punch proved too much for me, and I gained 2.5 pounds.
Drop to 179 pounds.
Yes, I got there. Then I gained those aforementioned pounds. But I'll get there again soon enough!
Do 1,000 fitness minutes a month.
1,193, to be exact.
Do 3 strength training sessions a week.
More like 6, courtesy of bootcamp.
Blog once a week on SP.
Huddle with the Determination & Accountability Team every day.
I even won most inspirational huddle of the day on 1/27.
Participate in Determination & Accountability monthly weigh-in and fitness minutes challenge.
Make significant progress on one large project or finish a small project in the UFO cabinet.
Finished a knitted toy robot for my best friend's baby-to-be.
Cast on one Christmas present.
Finished a cap for DH's grandpa.
Read one book.
"Dave Barry Slept Here" by, well, Dave Barry.
Wear one "special garment" for my husband a month.
Do a monthly goal check-in blog.
Here it is!!!
I'm certain that I lost inches this month, but won't measure until tomorrow.
I also made progress against the following goals for this year:
Lose 40 pounds by December 31, 2011.
3 down, 37 to go.
Shrink to the point that my hats and gloves aren't the only size S/M in my wardrobe.
Retired several XLs and the first large.
Get 6 Perfect Attendance awards on SP.
I'll be getting one this month!
Complete one challenge on SP.
28 Day Bootcamp
Beat all my Ravin' Rabbids games.
I finished two games and am almost done with a third. Two more left!
My weight loss wasn't stellar this month. But, at 3.5 pounds, it was still pretty good. And considering why I gained weight - the business trip from hell and strep throat - I accept it. Especially when I look at everything else I did this month. In all honesty, I kicked some pretty major booty. So I'm giving myself an A for the month.
The takeaways from this month are that strength training is awesome and I need to up the intensity of my cardio. The former is a revelation; I already knew the latter. But the weight gain in the DR really brought that home. In typical Jen fashion, I didn't wait until the next month to start; I really pushed myself on the stair climber today.