January was a busy, hectic, fun and goal-oriented month for me. I’ve been working hard at rehabbing my knees and started orthopedic massage, which seems to be helping quite a bit. I’m happy that I am finally moving forward–it may be slowly, but it’s moving. How did I do for the goals I set for January?
1. Limit alcohol intake to 1-2 nights a week only. No. I started out strong but by the last week or so of the month I sort of broke this resolve. It wasn’t necessarily on purpose, I just had a lot of social things and birthday celebrations and…and…you get the point.
2. Go snowshoeing (if knees allow). Yes! I successfully snowshoed twice! The third time I went snowshoeing went pretty well but the knees got a little cranky by the end of that session. I still call this goal as a success.
3. Focus on positive emotional health: thinking positive, ignoring negativity, and work on being HAPPY! I tried. I’m still trying. I don’t see this becoming a quick fix, it’s something I need to work on every single day.
I think January was a success, don’t you? I’m excited for February. As I wrote in this post, I’m going to attempt going dairy-free. I’ve never done it and it will truly be an experiment.
1. Go dairy-free and gluten-free for February.
2. Get “return to running program” built up to 1.5 miles.
3. Volunteer my time.
I’ll admit, I’m nervous about my goal to go dairy-free. I hope it’s not all for not. I’m sure I will make mistakes. I’m positive it will be harder than I think it will be to decipher ingredients and make sure that there is NO TRACE of dairy or gluten in what I’m eating. I encourage you guys to point out possible slip-ups I may make so I know!
As for the running goal…that goal WAS going to be 2 miles by now but I took a break from running for most of January. I was more focused on my ability to snowshoe and decided to go easy on my knees so I could do that instead. I’m going to get back to the goal of running again. Maybe if I get my running back to normal I can run this race: Catnip 5k. I have about 6 months to prepare for it.
I am so happy to be volunteering again! I signed up with Cat Adoption Team to volunteer my time. Because the shelter is over 30 minutes from my house, I will probably volunteer twice a month and they also need volunteers for their other locations. I’m hoping I can volunteer at a local cat hospital that is a little closer to home. I will keep you guys posted. And be prepared for the occasional cat post. 😉
Ugh. I so didn’t want to step on that scale. I knew I wouldn’t like the number I saw. I definitely indulged for my birthday and we ate out a little more than usual in January because we had a ton of restaurant Groupons expiring.
Can I just groan again? UGH! I hated the number I saw on the scale. It was 3 pounds heavier than I was six months ago and about 7 pounds heavier than I wish I was. Starting weight: 147.6. UGH!
QUESTION: What are your goals for February?
UPDATE: I weighed myself again this morning and apparently in 2 days I lost 2 pounds. Or my scale is broken. Or I was really bloated. Who knows!! My starting weight is really 145.2. Not as bad as I originally thought.