Friday, April 1, 2016

Goals - March report

March is done! Let's review the goals:
  1. Lose an average of one pound a week - not met.  Doh.  So this is a weird one, and one that really makes me feel like a data geek. ;)  Straight numbers on the scale, I'm down 2.6 pounds.  But the trend is actually just shy of 4 pounds down for the month.  The dots on the graph (provided from the Happy Scale app) are the actual weight each day, the blue line is the overall trend, and the green shading is the trends from 30 days prior.  I'm frustrated that I'm two pounds higher than my lowest weight earlier this month, but I did have a couple of poor food decisions, and that does have an effect!  However, I am still taking this as a WIN for the month because I weighed less at the end of the month than I did at the start of the month. ;)
  2. Work out at least 20 times a month - met!  27 workouts this month.  Seven days with no workouts and 3 days with two workouts.  Thankfully, none of the no workout days were back-to-back.  I'm at 82 workouts for the year.  Woo!  I haven't felt 100% fabulous every day this month, and had some outside obligations take away workouts on a couple of days.  I'm trying to make it a big priority to not miss workouts two days in a row - I missed yesterday due to a stomach bug, and really hoping I feel better this evening and make it to a class!
  3. Cook one new (and healthy!) recipe a month - met!  Even posted one of the recipes here on the blog.  I tried two others, one was a hit and one was not.  Need to keep a focus on this and doing more "new" cooking instead of relying on the old basics.  
  4. Make an effort to eat clean and healthy the majority of the time - partially met?  I'm trying hard on this - and really, really trying to resist temptation when I can.  Didn't buy any Easter candy before the holiday, and only bought a couple of things afterwards on sale. ;)  I did give in to all-you-can-eat sushi one night, but then we got bad news while we were at dinner so I lost my appetite and didn't end up overeating as much as I used to (but that's the spike you see on the scale near the end of the month).  We used to go to that place once a month or so, but haven't been in at least 9 months so that's an improvement? ;)  
A quarter of the year in, I'm down over 12 pounds and I've got 82 workouts under my belt.  Challenges ahead this month include my son's birthday and having family staying with us for over a week.  Would love to meet all these goals in April! :)

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