Wednesday, May 2, 2012

a little résumé

In this post, I wrote about my goals for 2012.
Since a third of 2012 already has passed I figured it would not harm to have a look at my performance here.
shop smarterI certainly accomplished this.
I sucked it up and stopped going the the store which was most convenient, but also most expensive.
Now I go to a different store and I do some planning, so I just have to go to the store once a week and I buy stuff for seven dinners and just have to decide what to eat when.
And it is a cheaper store.
I have to keep an eye on it but I think in the long I certainly will save money with that.
eat better:
I think I got this one covered too. I still eat stuff from the box (here I could improve my habits) but I only eat til I feel full and when I am not hungry anymore I keep the rest for the next day.
And I significantly increased the amount of vegetables I eat.
I still eat candy but instead of eating several pieces of chocolate for example I let myself have one or two pieces and then eat an apple. Most of the times that is.
exercise more:
I totally do that. Three weeks ago I started again with Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.
I got the DVD in 2009 and managed to get rid of 5 kg with exercising and better eating.
After that I did an exercise every now and then but often found excuses.
Three weeks ago it overcame me and I started working out again.
I developed a routine and in the morning I get up, brush my teeth and wash my face. Then I take some frozen berries out of the freezer so that they can defrost for breakfast.
Then I do my workout, after that I start the coffee maker, and when I get out of the shower the coffee is done and I have breakfast with coffee and plain all natural yoghurt with the frozen berries and no extra sugar.
I have been doing this for the past three weeks and I can already see and feel results.
Today I went and got myself new heavier dumbbells. I went from 1,5 kg (3,3 lb) to 3 kg (6,6 lb).
I can't wait to do the workout tomorrow morning.

So, overall I am pretty happy with what I achieved so far!

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