I'm so glad I decided to join in with Cathy Zielske's FIT 2016 workshop because it's giving me a way to track progress on my healthy living goals. On February 1, I weighed in and took my measurements again. I'm excited to report that I lost eight pounds in January and all my other numbers are down a little, too.
I attribute these changes to the effort I made to exercise daily and track my eating using the My Fitness Pal app. Robbie and I have also been striving to include more vegetables (and less calories) in our meals. While I didn't accomplish my goal of exercising every day, I am thrilled with the amount of exercise I was able to get in throughout the month. I'm tracking the minutes I exercise each day on this page that Cheri created.
I used the digital materials from the workshop to create a page to add to my calendar/planner after I write in my exercise (30 minutes a day), activity (yard work) and adventure (visit local museum) goals for this month.
I'll add journaling to the back of the page with thoughts on my progress so far and an answer to Cathy's February question - what does caring look like to me. I like Cathy's reminder that we can't just care about the numbers, these are lifestyle changes that may or may not be reflected in the numbers. While I definitely want to lose a few more pounds, I care more about making choices that will help me feel better, have more energy, and be able to enjoy this wonderful life!
Have you made any healthy living changes this year?