Let's touch on my February goals really quick just to rip the bandaid off...
- 100 miles for the month. I was a part of the FB group 50 Miles in February and set a personal goal to double that! Well with all my mishaps of being sick and in bed for most of Feb, I did not hit 100 BUT I did go over 50! I totaled 61.75 miles even with my cold and mysterious abdomen issues! While I didn't hit my goal, I feel it's still a win since I exceeded the 50 :)
- Biking 4 times a week. Well that would have been lovely, but we'll just go ahead and wipe the slate on all my other goals. All of my bed rest and necessary resting in general just threw a wrench into everything. I only biked 3 times in Feb and 2 of those times honestly shouldn't have happened. : /
- Push ups and Planks. Didn't happen. I had to stop using my core muscles in workouts when my abdominal issue poked it's head out. So I'm hoping to get back into the push ups as soon as I get some answers.
I can't express how excited I am to hit one of my overall goals next Wed!!!
LOSE 10 PERCENT!
I need to lose 20lbs to lose my 10% in order to help manage my pre-diabetes :D I feel great about all I've done and can't wait to continue to see the scale move and watch my pictures change!!!
This is the first of each month so far. **oh and holy cow over 1000 people saw this picture on fb!!!!**
As far as March goals go, I'm going to just try and stay active this month. I've been doing pretty good so far. I started using the gym at my apartment complex and I've been getting in a good chunk of time on the elliptical every other day! I just increased my time to 45 mins from 35 and I'm loving it :) I'm still walking every day at work. I don't always get in my 2 miles but that's just because I'm in training all month and it's sort of a time crunch training. : / But it's the thought that counts! I'm still up and as active as my body will allow.
I'm currently signed up for 4 5ks through the end of May. This weekend will be the Shrinking Jeans virtual Shamrock 5k!
I am really looking forward to getting into another one! It's been far too long since Jan 1st and my MS 5k! April brings a mud run with a cousin and I hope it's as fun as the pictures make it look!
In May I am signed up for a Foam Glow and a Domestic Violence virtual 5k. I will also be signing up for an Autism virtual 5k here shortly. :D
I go in at the end of the month for an outpatient procedure to see what's up with my abdomen issues. I'm hoping this will provide more answers. I really like my doctor and I appreciate that she's really listening to my concerns and she's ready to jump in and figure it out!! Just can't wait to feel 100% again!
My journey this time around feels a lot more personal to me than I expected. I started out with a ton of motivation and excitement. February kind of trampled all over that. But I find my motivation still alive and kicking. I'm just not able to juggle all my priorities of sharing, blogging, etc as much as I'd like. I feel like I'm totally on the right track and appreciate all the love and support I've gotten thus far! :) Hope everyone else is doing amazing and I love seeing everyone's progress and support through the Shrinking Jeans Group! Let's keep it up!!!