Happy Monday y'all! I don't know if its the fact that its March and Spring is that much closer but I have just been in a great mood for the past few days - dare I say the Winter Blues may have finally left?!
I accomplished SO much this weekend and I feel like its just what I needed to kick start all of my lofty goals for March! Tomorrow I'll be posting my regular Monthly Goals, but today is all about my Fitness Goals for March as I link up with Erin and Kristin for #4WeeksFit again this year!
I've probably mentioned it a million times already but I have a bridesmaid dress to fit into in just a little over 5 months. The fact that its my brothers wedding means that I'll be in even more pictures than just a regular bridesmaid so I want to make sure that I am looking and feeling my best. The last time I was a bridesmaid, in August 2012, I was at my highest weight ever at 188 lbs. I look back at the pictures from the wedding and just feel sad that I didn't try harder to make myself look and feel better (it helps that they're now divorced so there's no need to display the pictures...). It was after seeing photos of myself at my friends wedding in Mexico that December that I really got a reality check and realized it was time to start taking care of myself.
I definitely don't want to be feeling that way about myself for my brothers wedding so it is finally about damn time that I get back at it (I've only been saying that I was going to start since January 1st...). We haven't went bridesmaid dress shopping yet but will most likely be going within the next few weeks, which means that #4WeeksFit came at exactly the right time to give me the shove I need to make sure I am already well on my way to being my fittest self by the time I start trying dresses on.
Since I'm a fan of lists, I've listed out my six goals for the #4WeeksFit challenge below:
Use my Yoga Studio app 4 mornings/week. I had mentioned awhile back that I was looking for a good yoga app for my iPhone and my sister immediately texted me telling me that she uses the Yoga Studio app. I finally remembered to buy an Itunes card while I was in 'the city' last week and I downloaded the app this weekend. It's a bit pricy for an app at $5, but defnitely worth it! There are so many different 'classes' that you can do and I'm so excited to get going with it!
Work out with one of my million Jillian Michaels DVD's/Elliptical 5 days/week. I think I'm aiming for three weekdays and then the weekend with this goal. I'd like to have two mornings a week where I can still 'sleep in' - I have to be at work by 7:15 am each morning so it would be nice to have two mornings a week where my alarm goes off at 6:00 instead of 5:00
Reach my 10K step goal each day on my FitBit. I technically have a desk job but very rarely am I at my desk for long periods of time - there is always somebody needing something from me that keeps me from sitting at my desk for hours at a time. When I first started using my FitBit at the beginning of January I was completely shocked about how many steps I take during the work day considering I have an 'office job', so it was definitely worth the purchase just to see how much I actually move around during the workday. Now I just have to make sure I keep the battery charged - last week I went three days with the battery completely dead without even realizing it. Whoooops!
Start tracking what I eat, my activity, and my weight on the Weight Watchers app again. When I first started my weight loss 'journey' back in January 2013 I used my WW app religiously and it worked really well for me. I lost close to 30 lbs that year and have maintained that weight ever since. However, I haven't really lost anything since I got lazy and stopped tracking everything on WW. Once I stopped commuting to work and didn't have to pack my breakfast and lunch for the day I fell off the wagon of tracking on WW. I've been steadily losing and gaining the same 8 lbs ever since and I'm ready to lose it and keep it off for good!
Start another round of the Whole30. My family started the Whole30 last April, though my Mama was the only one who actually stuck with it for the entire 30 days. My Dad cheated with still drinking alcohol and making some food cheats here and there, my sister quit around day 10, and I had to quit around Day 20 because of #10DaysinTexas. However, after only 20 days of the Whole30 I had already lost 11 lbs(!!). I don't have any commitments that would force me to quit early like I did last year and I am sooo ready for another round of the Whole30! Now we just have to pick a date to start and stick to it
Lose 8 lbs. I normally don't like assigning myself a number of pounds that I want to lose but I am sooo ready for those 8 lbs I keep losing/gaining to finally be gone for good so I am holding myself accountable to losing 8 lbs this month. I reallllly want to see that number on the scale go down and stay down!
I've also been tracking my exercise with Erin from Living In Yellow for the #1800 Minute Challenge which also ends on March 31st so I am more than ready to get started with the 4 Weeks Fit Challenge as well! If you're not already following me on Twitter,Instagram or Snapchat (chiglechic) then add me so we can motivate each other! There's nothing like being on the couch eating a bowl of ice cream and getting a snap or seeing a picture on IG of your friends working out to motivate you to put the ice cream away and lace up your running shoes!
Check back on March 31st to see my progress on my goals, and make sure you link up with Erin and Kristin!