Monday, January 31, 2011

January Recap

Here it is the end of the month already, that means time to see how I did with my January goals.

Goal: Exercise 4-6 days per week

Grade: A+...only last week did I do 4 days.  All the other weeks were 5 and 6 days of working out a week. 

Goal:  Eat a cleaner diet (no alcohol, dairy, caffeine, meat, artificial sweeteners, excessive sugar)

Grade:  B-...Had a glass of wine January 22, another January 28th and another January 29th (and that was more like 2 glasses).  Had a couple evenings "out" where my eating included dairy and sugar.  Overall I feel like I did pretty good.  I even turned down birthday cake a couple times! 

Goal: Read 3-4 books

Grade: A+ I read...

Unbearable Lightness by Portia DeRossi
Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter both by Jeff Lindsey
Crazy. Sexy. Diet.  By Kris Carr

Goal: Lose 5 pounds

Grade: C-...I didn't lose any weight.  I get a C though because I did everything I could do, eating right, not eating too much, exercising.  My husband lost 12 pounds though!!  

Goal: Clean up the mud room/office area

Grade: D...While I might have "picked" it up here and there I haven't tackled the massive clean/up and organization I want to do in this room.

Goal:  Cook 10 dinners I haven't made before

Grade: C...but I came pretty close.  I made:

Easy as Pie Stir Fry
Brown rice "oatmeal" with coconut milk, raisins, and cinnamon (breakfast)
White Bean Tarragon Soup
Sweet Potato and Leek Casserole
Black Bean and Yam Tacos
Seasoned Steamed Veggies with Quinoa
White Bean and Kale Soup

If you're setting goals, and/or working towards a resolution or two, how did you do?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Goals for January

I haven't posted in soooooo long over here.  And even this one is probably going up a week later than it should. 

I am going to start setting some goals each month, document them here, and then follow up to indicate how things went.  

Goals for January: 


Continue working out 4-6 days per week, but focus on working pushing myself a little bit harder than I typically do (sidenote, I just this week started a 6 week, 3-days a week, boot camp style workout class.  It's HARD WORK!).  

* Eat a cleaner diet:

My husband and I are trying to forgo alcohol, dairy, caffeine, meat, artificial sweeteners, and sugar (keeping sugar grams per serving under 5 for anything we eat). 

All I can say is it's going well so far, but I think it's going to be a looooong month.   After this month I plan to resume my normal vegetarian, low dairy diet.  But hopefully I will continue to eat far less sugar and artificial sweeteners. 

*Read 3-4 books:

I am already on book #2, having read Portia DeRossi's "Unbearable Lightness" in about 2 days.  Good book.  Currently I am reading the first installment of the Dexter series "Darkly Dreaming Dexter".

* Lose 5 pounds:

I've gained almost 15 since June and I would like my jeans to fit a little less snug again. 

*Clean up the mud room/office area:

I really need to tackle this project - this room needs some work!

* Cook 10 dinners I haven't made before.  

 That's it.  I have much more to do, but I am going to keep it simple this month. 

Happy New Year!!