Here's a recap of my February goals and how I did towards them.
Drop to 177 pounds, a 5 pound loss.
I got to 178, one pound off. Actually, I dropped to 175 and then gained 3 pounds.
I'm pretty sure a lot of that is water weight, though. Either way, I came out all right compared to where I wanted to be.
Do 1,000 fitness minutes.
1,333, to be exact.
Continue bootcamp strength training program.
I modified this one a bit by trying different videos, including ones with resistance bands. I kept to the rotation, so it totally counts. I just don't want my muscles to get too complacent!
Blog once a week.
Done and done.
Huddle with the Determination and Accountability Team every day.
Well, mostly. I skipped a day here and there when I barely had time for SP - but I neglected everything else on SP on those days, not singling out D&A. So close enough is good enough.
Participate in the monthly Determination and Accountability fitness and weigh-in challenge.
Make significant progress on an UFO.
I knitted and felted an oven mitt and potholder set that's been languishing for a long time.
Knit my grandpa's hat.
It's so cute and stripey!
Find a pattern and yarn for a wedding afghan.
A lovely lace pattern in washable eggplant-colored wool.
Read one book.
"Emma" by Jane Austen.
Wear a special garment for DH once.
Do a monthly goal check-in blog.
Here it is!
Type up my bucket list.
Posted it in a blog on February 13.
Burn CDs of wedding photos.
The CDs are ready to go to family birthday parties this month.
Overall I give myself an A for effort this month. The weight yo-yo is a little frustrating, but I know why it happened and I'm taking steps to fix it. I'm keeping it simple by tracking my food, eating more freggies, and upping the intensity of my cardio. That oughtta do the trick.
The bigger problem is that every time I hit a milestone I immediately backslide. Specifically, I eat poorly for a few days. That has got to stop. As fun as milestones are, repeating them isn't fun. I need to keep pushing every time I pass one.
This month I'm very proud of the progress I made on fitness. I pushed myself very hard and gotten out of my comfort zone. I'm working harder than ever and trying new things, which is very cool. And I'm appreciating how strong I really am. My overall fitness goal is for my physical strength to mirror my inner strength, and I'm getting closer all the time.