I’m twelve weeks way into my new healthy lifestyle. The past week feels like a big fail. I took not one, not two, but three days off from exercising. Three. No yoga, no running, no nothing for three days. On Tuesday, I took the day off because I didn’t feel well. Okay, I can give myself a pass for that. On Friday, I skipped morning yoga, then went out after work and didn’t get home until late at night, so I didn’t do anything. Okay, I could maybe–maybe–give myself a pass for that. But Saturday? I slept late, puttered about for a few hours, then hubby and I went out for the rest of the day and got home late. I could’ve done something in the morning. I could’ve, at least, done some yoga. But no, I was a total lazy slob.
The good news is that I didn’t gain any weight, despite my laziness. Also, when I did get on the treadmill, my pace improved to an average of 11:54 per mile. And, my mood has been relatively stable.
The bad news is I haven’t lost any weight in two weeks and I’ve hit a plateau. Weight loss is not my primary goal but, I’ll admit, it’s a goal and a measure of my health. And, of course, I was lazy. Remember when I ran 2 miles on the treadmill? Yep, hasn’t happened again. Today I made it about 1.85 miles, but I walked it after 1.5.
So, what now? Time to refocus! I figure I’ve been at this for almost 3 months now. I’m in a new season and a new quarter, so why not set some goals for the next quarter? Here goes:
1. Try a new activity or sport, and do it at least twice.
2. Run 2 miles at a time, at least once per week.
3. Lose 10 pounds.
What are your goals for the next 3 months?