Tuesday, October 11, 2016

U-JAM Fitness Instructor!

Hello, blogland!  ;)  Late last month, I completed all the steps to officially become a credentialed U-JAM Fitness Instructor!  WOOHOO!  I've written before about my love of U-JAM Fitness and I'm thrilled to join the instructor family.  I've even taught my first class, but that was a one-time situation, filling in last-minute for someone who was injured.  It was thrilling to get that first class out of the way though, and I realized that I have a LOT more to learn. :D  

Apparently this year is about me pushing out of my comfort zone - and hopefully the rest of the year will see my weight loss get back on track, and maybe even see me start teaching regularly somewhere... :)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Goals - September report

September is done! Let's review the goals:
  1. Lose an average of one pound a week - wow, stunning fail here.  Despite how bad the graph is overall, I'm actually only up 1.8 pounds for the month when you look at the trend.  Of course, I was up about that last month too, so I have four pounds that have got to go, just to get back on track.  Frustrating, for sure.  I was out of town for a couple of days and that was the big spike which I still haven't recovered from yet.  Ugh.
  2. Work out at least 20 times a month - almost met - 19!  This was a tough month, and I felt poorly physically for a week (not coincidentally the week of that massive weight spike!), but I am glad that I nearly met this goal. ;)
  3. Cook one new (and healthy!) recipe a month - met.  A couple of new crock pot recipes, but unfortunately I didn't like them so I won't be repeating them. ;)  
  4. Make an effort to eat clean and healthy the majority of the time - fail.  Honestly, I didn't eat a lot of crap, I just ate too much and on repeated occasions.  So not a massive fail but clean eating doesn't mean unlimited clean eating. ;)
Man, September kicked my butt.  I hate to have two bad months in a row.  I'm higher now than I was three months ago even, which is miserable.  Still 36 pounds less than a year ago, but c'mon... gotta kick it into gear.  I have a free month of MyFitnessPal calling my name to start on Monday, and I really hope to make all that red go away for next month's graph.