. . . May’s goals . . .
1). NO pizza. I always give something up each month. The reason I am choosing pizza is because it’s my absolute favorite food, and I want to get it back to a status of being a “treat” now and then instead of eating it often / regularly.
2). I’d like to be down 5-8 lbs toward my goal weight by the end of the month. I only have 13 total left so I think 5-8 is a good chunk without being overwhelming.
3). Actually get the 45 miles in May done for the 45 in May swap 🙂
4). Start and maintain a journal, which I have outlined and made a plan for last night and this morning 🙂
. . . Well, 10 days in, and I am doing decent with my May goals . . .
1). I have not had any pizza. This includes take out, homemade, Hot Pockets and / or Lean Pockets, pizza rolls, etc. NO pizza whatsoever, and you know what? I am OKay! I noticed that after my two months sans ALL sweets, that now, I can eat a piece of candy or have a BITE of a sweet, and I am instantly satiated. I ate a small brownie this past weekend, and it was far too much. Considering I am off of soda entirely, with the exception of the Kickstart (damn those!), my habit of giving something up for a month at a time is definitely helping me regulate my bad habits and improve upon what “in moderation” means to my lifestyle.
2). Well, I did not weigh myself May 1st, and so, I can only go by my last weigh in, which was on April 24th. The current number on the scale is higher than the number that was facing me on the 24th, but because I have been working out again, I attribute this “gain” to muscle weight. I was also bloated for several days, and I know I am holding water. SO, I am not overly concerned. I may weight myself this evening and go from there. If it’s one thing I have learned, it is that I can have a target number in mind, but I should base my progress on how I feel, and I am feeling fantastic!
3). I have thus far completed 19 miles for the Move It! 45 Miles in May swap. I am also participating in the Pacific Coast Highway virtual race, which is 113.2 miles. I need to up my daily distances in order to finish the latter within the month, but I am pleased with my 19 miles thus far. Unless my May mirrors April’s events, I foresee completing the 45 miles without a hitch. I am definitely pushing myself to get out there, even when it is the last thing I want to do. Fun shirts and knee socks help; they keep me happy!
“Running for bibliophilia.” Image from my Instagram: idiosyncratic_unicorn
4). The journal . . . eh, not so much. I need to let go of my tendency to be slightly obsessive-compulsive, in regards to my penmanship and style, and just embrace the journal’s contents and love it for what it is. I had brainstormed a format that I felt will work well for me, but I have not been successful at actually executing it. I still have time to follow through, even if it’s only writing my stats down, and then, I can improve upon my process (embellishments, etc.) next month.
So far, so good. I feel like I am finally on the upswing!