April’s action items of 20 days of activity over 30 minutes was a success. It could have been better, but Mother Nature decided Indiana needed buckets of water dumped on us. It has been raining for about a week. Yes, I have a treadmill downstairs and at home workout options. There is something about getting outside to enjoy your workout.
Hubby and I were chatting yesterday about how I could realistically expand on my workouts. He bought me a gift certificate to my favorite pilates studio for my birthday…in December. With job change and schedule changes, I had not tried to work it in. That changes today. My first class in years is tonight. It really fits into my May action items.
- Continue with 20 days of 30 + minutes of exercise.
- Focus on core work at least 2 days per week.
- Log 60 miles for the month. That means more running and less walking.
- Cut out sweets unless I make them.
- Cut out alcohol until Memorial Day weekend.
The last two action items were added because I stepped on the scale in April. While I’m usually not focused on the number, it was not what I thought it would be. Looking back on my dietary habits over the last couple of months, I should not be surprised. Sweets and wine late at night have been creeping in. Cookies and brownies at work in the afternoon have been high. Seriously, warm cookies on a shitty rainy day makes the day a bit brighter. Also, the cafeteria is filled with everything I could want for lunch. Yes, I ate a plate of nachos for lunch last week.
Honestly, I shouldn’t be surprised. Maybe it was more disappointment that I wasn’t see a change with everything I was doing.
As I have said before, I don’t follow one dietary plan. Everything can be in your diet, just keep it in moderation. By limiting the sweets to just things I make, that should help. Cutting out alcohol should help as well. As for lunches, let’s see how that goes. I have better results with small changes.
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