Where, oh where, did the month of March go? Is it just me or does it seem like time flies the older you get? I guess that’s a good reason why we should all take time to enjoy the moment instead of worrying so much about the future (as I tend to do).
I can tell it’s April though because of all the rain. You know what they say . . . April showers bring May flowers. And coincidentally May is my birthday month! Since it’s April, I thought I would give an update on my goals for March, as well as come up with some new goals for April.
One goal I had for March was to only eat out once a week. I would say that I succeeded and failed at this one. There were one or two weeks where I ate out twice instead of once. There was also one week where I didn’t eat out at all so I guess it balanced out in the end.
The other goal I had was to try at least two new workouts. Done and done. For “new” workouts, I did count workouts that I haven’t done in months (if not years). One such workout was Jillian Michaels 30 day shred Level 2. I had made it to Level 2 before January, but for some reason I hadn’t done it since. Well I did Level 2 a couple of times this month and I intend to move on up to Level 3 (a level I haven’t done in several years) later this week.
I also did Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones for the first time ever and I quickly fell in love. This workout is no joke and in 50 minutes it manages to hit every single trouble zone that I have. I have been doing it for a couple of weeks and I think I may move on to something else before doing it again. One thing I have learned is that even though I may be content to do the same exercises over and over again, my muscles are not as happy. They get bored. And I really want to push myself hard so that I can develop a lean and toned body.
For April, I have a couple of new goals. The first goal I have is to eat slower! I swear, I am like a vacuum when it comes to food. There have been lots of times where I have inhaled my food in about thirty seconds. My husband makes fun of me because sometimes I will have finished my meal and he has barely started.
The main problem with this is that the body takes longer than 30 seconds to realize it has had enough. So when I inhale my food, I am often still hungry (of course) and I end up eating way more than I should. By the time my body realizes that it’s full, I feel so stuffed that I feel sick because I have eaten so much. I already tried the whole “eating slower” thing with lunch today and it was tough. I tried to savor my food and drink lots of water in between bites. After I finished, I did feel more satisfied than I normally do. I can tell that it’s going to be a struggle though.
A second goal for April is to work on the 100 pushups challenge. I have wanted to do this challenge forever, but I always chicken out. Don’t ask me why. But if I am going to meet my 2011 goal of being able to do 20 REAL pushups, I should get started. I can tell that I need to strengthen my shoulders. When I tried to do a few regular pushups earlier today, my shoulders were feeling it the most.
Are there any goals that you are working on? How often do you switch up your workouts?