Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Healthy You Check In

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I've been waiting a few weeks now to finally be able to wear this badge! And I wear it very proudly!

Well, a new month is always a great time to review what worked and what didn't work from the last month and make new goals for the coming 4 weeks sooooo...

These were my goals for March:
  • Hit my 10% goal by March 15 (4 lbs to go!!)
  • Get in 3 C25K workouts each week
  • Do 1000 minutes of cardio in the month of March
Unfortunately, I still haven't hit my 10% but I am only 0.8 away from it now. I'm bound and determined that it shall occur by next Monday!! I did well with the C25K workouts (I sometimes got in 4) and did my first workout of week 5 today. I also didn't quite hit my cardio target... I ended up at at 910/1000 however I won't beat myself up too badly because I really didn't get started on it (because I was still working FT) until almost midway through the month.

New Goals :
  • Hit 10% goal by April 7
  • Lose 10 pounds by Mother's Day (May 11)
  • Get in 3 C25K workouts each week
  • Do 1100 minutes of cardio
I also need to continue to fight the battle of staying OP on weekends. I always find this tough but in order to meet my big goal of losing 50 lbs by my birthday (July 15), I can't afford to have many weeks with loses of less than a pound. Thank goodness there are no big eating holidays until Thanksgiving!!! LOL

I also have another little thing that's motivating me right now... on a whim, I decided to sign up for one of those online matchmaking sites a few weeks ago... keep in mind that even though I'm only 28, I haven't dated in about 8.5 years!! Anyways, there's really only been one match that has stood out to me and well, I think I have a little bit of a crush going on. So if I'm sickeningly happy and cheerful, blame it on that LOL. That's all I'm ready to say here in blogland so far, but I'll keep you all updated if anything comes of it :)


Felicia said...

WOW congrats on the spiffy new badge you are sporting there!! You will reach that 10% before you know it!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Erin said...

Sounds like you are doing great! I'm new to your blog, so I'll be going back and reading more about you!


Heather said...

congrats on earning that badge! awesome! and you are so close to the 10%..sooo close. you wil be there soon. very exciting about the matchmaking...nothing like romance to motivate huh?!

briy said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new badge!

I get so excited about them--maybe a little too excited, but they're a good motivator, and I need all the motivation I can get!

It looks like you came close to most of your goals, and I'm glad you're not beating yourself up and you're just getting a fresh start. I've just started making monthly goals (rather than weekly goals), so I'm hoping to make a good start in April.

I'm not sure I've ever made it over to your blog, but it's nice to blog-meet you. :) Good luck with C25k... I just started week 4, and it's kicking my butt, but I'm still enjoying it. And good luck with your crush! Isn't it fuuuuun?

Cammy said...

Well, I'm glad SOMEBODY got new bling! Good for you!!!

And major kudos on signing up for that dating thing. I know 3 couples who met that way, and they truly are ideal matches!

Skinny Inside said...

Great job on the 25lbs! I'll be cheering you on to 50:-)

Hanlie said...

Well done Holly! You're doing so well and I'm proud of you!

Pattie said...

Go Holly! Go Holly!

What an inspiration you are!

Erin said...

In my extended reading. Your girls are probably a year younger than both of my girls. You are awesome for being able to hold it down on your own!

I feel like we've known each other a long long time!

I'll be watching your progress!

Christa said...

WTG Holly!!!! You inspire me!! Congrats on the 25 lbs!!

sauchagirl said...

Fantastic on the new duds your wearing! Sport that with pride!

Ooh, new crush. Fun for spring!

Anonymous said...

I met my husband that way...you never know! Have fun, and great work on the weight loss!!!!

blendergrl said...

I am new to your blog.. readiny your post I am amazed at the strength and dedication you have shown. Great losing!!!

Carolyn said...

WOO HOO... watch out, hot mamma coming through!
There's nothign like a little good flirt to make us pick up our socks and feel great!!
Nice on the 25lbs man... that's a struggle. I felt sooo good when I first got that... you totally deserve it!

40 by 40 said...

Nice badge--it's lovely! Good luck with the online dating!! Looking forward to updates. Enjoy!