Well, March has not been a very productive month for my fitness journey. Disappointed I feel is a little too cliche with any weight loss journey. Or, the whole, this month I am going to do better. Long story short, if you want change you need to work for it, not just wish for it. So while there still is a loss, I’m down 3.4 lbs since last check-in, it is not the loss I was looking for, but it is the loss that I was working for. Meaning, I didn’t do shit for March. I pretty much quit working out. I got really sick with strep throat and was battling that for two weeks, however, once I was recovered, I never went back.
I will say, waking up hella early is starting to get to me. I have never been a morning person. Unfortunately, I have to be at work at 6:45 am, my gym doesn’t open until 5 am. So, I have been trying to roll out of bed at 4 to 4:30 am and it is not working. So, my goal is to go back to working out in the evenings. When I did that, I didn’t feel as rushed and I could actually enjoy my workouts. On days that I worked and went to the gym, I would try to be there a little before 5 to work out for at least 30 minutes, but feel super rushed because I needed to be home no later than 5:45 to make breakfast, freshen up, get ready for work, give the girls breakfast, hopefully, have time to put makeup on and be out the door by 6:30. It just feels that I’m setting myself up to fail because I can’t dedicate the proper time and mental time to working out. So, back to PM workouts, so we shall see how this works out. We will know by May’s check-in, won’t we?
Overall, a loss is still a loss, and that is pushing me closer to Onerland. I could have gained, but I didn’t. So I need to remember that. I can’t expect perfection out of myself. I am a human being constantly learning and growing. Well enough blabber, here are the measurements.
|March 1, 2018||April 1, 2018||Difference|
|Weight||211.2 lbs||207.8 lbs||↓3.4 lbs|
|Neck||14 inches||14 inches||N/C|
|Left Arm||16 1/2 inches||16 1/2 inches||N/C|
|Right Arm||17 inches||17 inches||N/C|
|Chest||40 inches||40 inches||N/C|
|Waist||36 1/2 inches||37 inches||↓ 1/2 inch|
|Hips||46 1/4 inches||46 inches||↓ 1/4 inch|
|Left Thigh||27 1/2 inches||27 1/4 inches||↓ 1/4 inch|
|Right Thigh||27 1/2 inches||27 1/4 inches||↓ 1⁄4 inch|
|Left Calf||18 1/4 inches||18 1⁄4 inches||N/C|
|Right Calf||18 1/4 inches||18 1⁄4 inches||N/C|
As you can see, not a huge amount of change. Again, you get what you work for not just wish for. Looking at my list of goals last month, I did not hit a single one of them. I have decided this month I am going to write down my goals and tac them up on my vision board. I look at that thing every day, so maybe also seeing my goals written down and hanging, it will help me stay focused. With the last month’s goals not being completed, I am just pulling in those goals for this month.
1. Be able to run 30 minutes straight.
2. Lost 1 inch off of each arm.
3. Lose 8 pounds to get me into Onederland!
I have yet to figure out what reward I’d like to give myself once I hit Onederland, maybe if I think of what that will be, that would also help push and motivate me. Hell, it’s worth a shot, eh? I was thinking of getting a new tattoo. That’s been something that I have wanted for a while, but have not been able to justify spending the money on. So let’s make that my Onederland reward. Once I hit Onederland and continue to lose by the neck check-in, I will get my other tattoo. Alright, I’ve got a reward ready! Plus, it’ll be right around the 40-pound loss mark so it can be a combination of two rewards. I’ll go with it! Well, I think that is enough talk for one day, if you have read this far, thanks! If you are on a fitness/health journey and do check-in’s I’d love to know how your March went! Did you have any setbacks or successes? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by and until next time!