Thursday, February 5, 2015

Commit To Fit ~ January Results

Can you believe it's already February? It's crazy but I'm happy because that means we are inching closer to the time when my gym will no longer be packed with "resolutioners" and the machines will free up. YAY!

How is everyone doing on their goals? Still holding strong?

I started my "Commit to Fit" personal challenge in November. I didn't want to wait until January. I wanted a head start.

While I haven't lost the 15 pounds I would like to (I've lost 4 at this point), my biggest goal was to make fitness a consistent part of my life. And I think I'm getting there. Slowly but surely.



Above you can see my results from January.

All of the purple "walks" are the 10am & 2pm walks we take during work. We try to walk a mile twice a day. Sometimes we can sometimes we can't. But it's a great way to get out and get some fresh air and get our legs moving.

It seems fitness is slowly inching its way into my life. Here's my progression:

5 workouts in November.
9 workouts in December.
12 workouts in January. 

That's progress to me. Hopefully I can continue to increase that number and also increase the quality of workouts.

At this point in the process I am more concerned with increasing the quantity and quality of fitness activities in my life than I am with the number on the scale. I'm also more concerned with trying to eat healthy and control my portions. So, I'm not letting the scale number freak me out.

I'm going to give this a good solid effort for several months before I start to worry about that. I have to make consistent fitness part of my world before I start expecting visible results.

Maybe that's a weird way to look at it but I don't expect to see any results on the scale or in the mirror yet. And I'm OK with that. But after 6 months, if I don't see anything, perhaps I'll have to reevaluate my strategies (after throwing a fit).

I just realized the other day that this is truly the first time in my life I'm attempting to lose weight. I don't say that to brag or anything, but to show that I really have no idea what I'm doing.

I've never gone down in weight, just up, so this is new territory for me. I also think that is why I'm less concerned with the number right now, because I'm not desperate to lose 15 pounds (although that's the ultimate goal). I am desperate, however, to create good habits now, realizing that if i don't, I may be at a point later that I don't want to be.

Instead of letting myself get to that point and then try to fix it, why not just try to prevent it altogether?

So maybe that's my fitness strategy: prevention. I'm currently pretty healthy and fit overall (obviously there's areas for improvement). So my main goal is to prevent any decrease to my current fitness level, and to improve while I'm at it.

Did you follow all of that? :)

Have a great day guys!


3 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are on track! Great job!

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  2. you should join my linkup today! it is about weight loss, building self esteem and creating a positive community where we can uplift each other as we struggle with self esteem.

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  3. Every step in the right direction is an important one ;) Great work! Thanks for linking up!

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