03/03/2013

Good morning! 🙂 Another little update from myself.

In February I achieved 22 out of 28 days of exercise – very pleased by that! I clocked up 37.9 miles which again, very pleased about. My goal is 30 miles per month from February to May while I’m in college. This will be my aim for March also. First two days I have 4 miles. So I’m slowly on the way!

College is proving to be time consuming. I’ve a lot of assignments this semester and a lot of study to do. I’m pleased to report I passed all my exams with flying colours for last semester. Now I’m on the last stretch. I want to keep up with my studying but now try work back in my longer walks and weight lifting too. I believe that the exercising and getting away from the books will help me keep on sane.

My aim this month is to try eating a bit better. My eating hasn’t been awful, but I could improve in parts. So that is the goal for March. I decided to try stay away from junk food as much as possible – not that I’m over indulging it in anyway. I got a pack of 15g bags of popcorn to bring with my lunch for college during the week. I’m hoping this will make me stay away from any chocolate and cake. Following on from that it is to start exercising properly, longer walks in the evening and weight lifting as well as my shorter walks I’m currently doing. I was thinking April for this to begin but I’m off from the 22nd of this month for Easter so I might start over Easter and see how I get on. On my break in January I was very successful.

So, I stepped on the scales and was 140lbs… I’m slowly getting back to where I started! It could be the bit of finger food/sweets and alcohol I had last night which added to that but the last week I have felt so down that I keep gaining. I’m struggling so much to actually stay on top of the game. As mentioned above, I’m waiting for the nights to get longer so I can get back out for my longer walks. But I know that won’t be for another couple of weeks. I decided to device a plan for next few weeks until Easter. The plan is as follows:

  • Monday: Home at 8pm: Weight lifting or Planned Rest Day.
  • Tuesday: Home at 8pm: Weight lifting, stepper for 20 minutes in the morning. Or Planned Rest Day
  • Wednesday: Home at 6pm: Walk for 30 minutes.
  • Thursday: Home at 7pm: Weight lifting.
  • Friday: Home at 4:30pm: Walk for 30 minutes.
  • Saturday: Stepper for 20 minutes or walk for 30 minutes, weight lifting.
  • Sunday: Stepper for 20 minutes or walk for 30 minutes.

I’ll come back at the end of March and re-evaluate. By then, the evenings may be longer and I’ll be able to get out more. My issue is because I’m home late most evenings, it is dark when I get home and I don’t like walking in the dark. At the moment, it is getting dark around 6:30pm so it means I could get out for a walk on Wednesdays and Friday evenings. My longest day is a Monday, I’m up from 7am and home at 8pm so I have taken this into account and allowed this to my Planned Rest Day if wanted. I’m not saying I will stick to this perfectly, but I know in my head I want to improve so hopefully that gives me some motivation to get back on track. It is always possible for those lazy days where I just can’t be bothered to do anything. And they probably will happen along the way. My plan for my weight listing is starting on 10 sets for the first week; adding 5 sets to 25, going back to 10 sets and starting again. This seemed to work well for me when I started that way.

I’ve decided to try for March to get back in the game and improve in all areas. This means my next weigh in won’t be until the end of the month on the 28th. The 28th of March also marks Day 300! I’m hoping to see some results. Even to lose a pound or two.

Statistics:
Started: June 1st 2012
Start weight: 142lbs
Current weight: 140lbs
Goal weight: 112lbs

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