Monday, April 2, 2012

2012 Goals: March Update

Develop healthier eating habits 
I still use the  My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone to track calories.   I ate more vegetables this month than in January or February, but I barely ate any fruit at all.  I need to start prepare more meals from scratch, I eat a lot of frozen meals, sandwiches, and protein bars.  I also haven't been drinking as much water as I should, but I'm proud to say that I didn't drink any sodas, and actually I didn't drink anything other than plain water and water flavored with Crystal Light packets. 

Limit restaurant meals to 4x/month or less 
I definitely went over the limit here.  I probably went out to eat about 8-10 times this month, including sit-down restaurant meals and stopping to pick up a quick dinner (Subway, Bojangles, etc.).  I still tried to research healthy menu items beforehand, or adjust my meals for the rest of the day to make sure I didn't go over my calorie count.

Work out 3x/wk

I did a total of 16 workouts (the chart below also includes April 1st).   I tried to add more variety this month, doing Zumba workouts on the Wii, Turbojam DVDs, Biggest Loser DVDs, and and walking/jogging laps at the park with my fiance.  Between my workout and nutrition goals, I have lost 21 lbs since December. I've noticed my clothes fitting a little more loosely, but the biggest change is that I've lost the double chin (that I didn't realize I had until I saw some old pictures).  Here's a comparison:

Develop my health/wellness “glam squad” (family dr, dentist, poss dermatologist and masseuse)
Haven't made any progress with this one.

Retain hair growth (4+ inches).
I rocked a lot of buns this month, and wore a wig for about a week and a half.  I do need to work on protecting my edges (I've been brushing them almost daily to smooth my hair into a bun) and making sure I'm not pulling my hair too tight when wearing buns or ponytails.

Limit use of pain medicine to 4x/mo
I did take an Advil twice this month. 

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