I’ve been at a good place this month.
I always worry when I finish a challenge like a Whole30 that I’m going to go off the dietary deep-end…because I usually do.
It hasn’t happened this time. I ate a few things I shouldn’t on Valentine’s day and paid for it dearly, but that was it. It’s been whole foods, lots of veggies, no grains, good fats, proper protein almost every day.
Exercise has been regular, thanks to our new gym membership and my training for the Color Me Rad 5K in April.
February – a month that is usually a struggle for me thanks to the sugar-fueled convergence of Valentine’s Day and the kick off of the Easter treat season – was solid. I feel good, on so many levels. The scale has more or less stayed the same (which is frustrating), but I know I’ve gained some new muscle and my measurements were down about an inch and a half (including a quarter inch gain for my calves – hello, that’s the wrong direction!).
My biggest goal for March is to keep doing what I’m doing. I’d still like to see five or six more pounds less when I step on the scale, but that might not happen. I’m trying to be okay with that and focus on gaining fitness as opposed to losing numbers.
That’s harder than it should be.
My goals for the next 31 days…
- Run 3 or 4 times a week, at least once on the road – and be able to run 30 minutes straight by the end of the month.
- Move hard another 2 or 3 times a week, whether it’s on the elliptical or playing racquetball or something else.
- Yoga several times a week.
- More weights.
- Keep my diet right where it’s at.
How was your February? Are you closer to your fitness and nutrition goals? What are your plans for March?