It feels go great to know that powering through these past few months of intense exercise and strict eating habits has actually worked!
A few weeks ago I posted about my Monthly Goals and I thought I should share my progress thus far.
To re-cap, my goals for the month of March were:
- To lose 5 pounds by March 19, 2012.
- Go to the gym at least 6 times a week.
- Drink more water! (At least 10 glasses a day or 80 ounces).
- Be able to plank for 2 full minutes by March 31, 2012
It is obvious that I have surpassed goal #1 successfully. Since I have been exercising at least 6 times a week (sometimes twice a day) I have been able to accomplish the first 2 goals. Since I exercise so often, I find it easier for me to drink more water throughout the day, as my body needs to stay hydrated. I have been drinking waaaaaay more water than I had expected to. On Thursday alone, I drank 140 ounces of water, almost doubling my expected goal.
Goal number 4: To be completed by March 31.
I have been working towards planking for a solid 2 minutes straight, without resting. I have been improving since I first set out my goal, lasting for up to 1 minute and 19 seconds. Since lasting longer in my planks, I have noticed that my core has gotten stronger, and I am able to work harder during other workouts.
I still have quite a ways to go to reach my ultimate goal of losing 15-20 pounds, however I am confident that if I keep up what I am doing, I will achieve it in no time. I hope I have inspired some of you that if you set your mind to something, you can achieve anything you want to. All you have to be is determined and dedicated to your objectives and you will achieve them.