Thursday, January 31, 2013

February Goals

Confession time. I have not worked out since my run on Sunday. I had every intention of going for a short run on Tuesday, but my stomach was upset so I wasn't feeling it. Last night, I just had a couple beers and went to bed early. I feel like January was kind of my "month off". I was still running since I wanted to get ready for my 10K, but I slacked on my eating and slacked on doing any other types of workouts.

I also took a break from the scale as I was making myself crazy. That's not to say I didn't step on it at all because hey, what else is there to do while I wait for the shower to warm up. I just stopped obsessing about it.

February dawns a new month, though. I want to get back on track and work towards getting down to my original goal of 135. I have the Warrior Dash in April to get ready for and I sure don't want to be soft for that. Plus, we cannot forget Operation Red Bikini. This girl wants to be able to wear a bikini for the first time in 14 years.

 So, I have a few things in mind to keep me going this month. First off, I am joining Meredith and Jillian to do Ripped in 30 every day this month. This is going to be a struggle for me as I have yet to complete a full month of the 30DS. I am also going to continue running. I find that I do enjoy it and while I may never be a long distance runner, it is a great cardio workout and it is a great way to blow off steam.

Now, have you heard about the new Dietbet that Courtney is sponsoring? She did one in December and the pot got up to over $7000. I, sadly, did not meet my goal during that month, but I am bound and determined to get this done this month. I figure that I am at about 147-148 lbs which means I will need to lose 6 pounds. Tough, but totally doable.
Last, but not least, my goal is to get my eating in check. While I have slacked, I have not gone totally crazy and been eating everything in sight, but I still need to rein it in. I would like to go back to Paleo eating, even if it isn't 100%. I just felt so much better when I cut out grains and sugar. I'm still not eating hardly any dairy and I don't really miss it all that much. Planning out my meals will be key for me. As I've mentioned before, I am not a planner, like at all. This usually results in buying something quick for lunch or whipping up something last minute for dinner.

These are my goals for February. I really like setting month to month goals instead of whole year resolutions. Let's face it, I don't know where I'll be mentally or physically when September rolls around so how can I plan that far in advance? Haha, planning. Who am I kidding?

How about you? Any new goals for the new month?