Monday, May 12, 2014

May goals so far

Well, I haven't exactly stuck to all of my May goals so far.

Goal #1: Get 30 minutes of exercise per day:

  • May 2 and 3: 30 minute walk
  • May 4-7: FAIL
  • May 8: kickball!
  • May 9 and 10: 30 minute walk
  • May 11: kickball
  • May 12: 30 day shred

In addition to having failed for 4 days, I need to start doing something besides walking.  See: today's 30 day shred, and tomorrow's goal of going for a run.

Goal #2: Track what I'm eating.
I started using again, and I've logged food 7 of the last 12 days.  Not terrible, but definite room for improvement.

Goal #3: Reduce caloric intake in some vague way
I told myself I was going to drink less alcohol, but I had at least one drink on 6 of the last 12 days.  I can probably reduce this - but there always seems to be a reason: free beer when we win kickball, Cinco de Mayo tequila, trying the local bar's new blueberry beer... abstaining from alcohol is hard!  Yet, I know alcohol is empty calories I could cut out if I really tried.
As for other ways to reduce my caloric intake, I have snacked a bit less, so that's a pro.

I'm thinking about looking for a new app to use to track workouts (mostly walking and running).  I think ideally, I'd like an app that can help facilitate my workouts - e.g. has the ability to set up run/walk intervals and tell you on your headphones when to run/walk.  I'd also like it to be able to store info on distance/time/pace/calories burned I think.  Bonus points if it interfaces with some way for me to track what I'm eating, so that I have one central place for workouts + caloric intake.  Any suggestions, blog world?


  1. Sounds like you're doing great!

    I believe Runkeeper can do all of the Thu vs you're looking for. It definitely will speak instructions (and time/distance/pace info)to you while running, and I believe it integrates with eating/tracking widgets galore.

  2. Runkeeper syncs with MFP! Love the custom workouts and it's free.