Monday, April 1, 2013

April Challenge

I swear, the months of February through April are even worse on my diet than the whole Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's period.  First it's Valentine's Day, then the girls' birthday, then some more family birthdays, then Easter...it's a cake and chocolate fest for 2 solid months or more.

But it's all over now and it's the start of a brand new month.  So here are my goals for April:
  • Lose 5 pounds
  • Work out a minimum of 3 times per week
  • Do at least 10 minutes of physical activity per day (in addition to the above) for 20 days (repeating March's challenge)
  • Keep a food journal consistenly for the next 2 weeks (I sometimes use My Fitness Pal but I find that just writing it down on paper is a lot faster)
At the beginning of March I set a goal of losing 15 pounds by July 4th.  I lost 4 in the first week and a half or so, but just like usual I gained it right back and then some.  I am starting April 4.6 pounds heavier than I started March.  Grrrrr.  So now even if I do still lose 15 by early July, I'll still be 4 1/2 pounds above what I originally wanted to be.  So frustrating.

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