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January 31st & Month in Review

January was quite a month for me. I feel that 2010 is the year that I do reach better health. I have been quite focused on what I'm doing and I have adapted quite well to my new way of life. I think it does help that i am an athletic person to begin with. I want to recap what has taken place during the month of January. I will surpass the food intake today (it was pretty normal) and go directly to the workout. I worked out twice today. I did 3.01 on the treadmill and played basketball later in the night and ran 3.10 miles up and down the court. We were on fire tonight. The following is the Month recap. I'm pretty proud of what I have accomplished and feel so much healthier than I did in the beginning of the month. It's a little hard to believe what I have accomplish but like I said, I am focused like no other.

Starting Mile Balance: 1,010.00
Ending Mile Balance: 950.39

Starting Month Mile Goal: 85.56
Ending Month Mile Achieved: 59.61

Miles off pace: 25.95

Days in January: 31
Days worked out: 19
Days no workout: 12

Average per 31 day month: 1.92
Average per days worked out: 3.13

Starting Month Weight: 236.01
Ending Month Weight: 220.20
Month Weight Loss: 15.81

I couldn't believe that last stat but it has been consistently dropping. I have been eating around 2000 calories daily taking in the suggested amount of carbs, protein, and fiber. The protein I had a little trouble reaching the numbers but it has gotten easier the more that I study about it. I have learned a lot this month and hope to continue in studying more and more. It fascinates me how much I neglected my body. Self control and discipline is becoming easier when it comes to food as well.

This is the year. Now to start a new month. I will have my goals for February up tomorrow.

January 30th & rest

There is something very nice about the idea of rest. It was not intentional but rest is very pleasing to our bodies. I will have a post about the importance of rest a another time but will leave it with this note. Rest is good.

Food intake:

1. 1 1/2 cup raisin bran
2. Banana
3. Oven roasted chicken sandwich w/ cheese and mayo
4. Venti pumpkin spice latte
5. 1 slice banana nut bread
6. Chicken on salad w/ cucumbers and all the good veggies
7. 2 white chip macadamiam nut cookies
8. Yoplait gurt
9. 12 oz sprite
10. 60 + oz water


None today

miles to go: 956.50