March 13-20, 2011 Progress Report

Physical
3/13/11 @ 9:30 pm
Start Weight: 228.5       End BMI: 39.03
3/20/11 @ 10 am
End Weight: 228.8       End BMI: 39.07
Miles Walked: ~16 plus biked ~2.5-3
Yoga: 1 hour, 30 minutes beginners yoga

• Beginners Yoga at Savannah Downtown Yoga: SORE! But, on the plus side, I am pretty flexible and proud of myself for keeping up. I don’t know if yoga is something I want to do every day just yet, because oh man, OUCH. However, it is something I want to keep up. I’m going to aim for once a week until I don’t wake up the next day feeling stretched to the max. (Also, I really have to get my right should checked out. I could barely move it in comparison to my left shoulder.)

• Hiking at Congaree National Park: In three hours, I hiked over six miles in the “largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States.”[1] It was the best morning I’ve had in a long time.

Setbacks
My week was off given that it was St. Patrick’s Day this week, and my schedule was thrown off kilter. Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration is one of the largest in the nation, which means it’s a nightmare to do much of anything when you live in downtown Savannah… which I do.

Instead of sticking around Savannah for the weekend, I escaped to Columbia, SC, at the last minute and stayed with my friends, Christian and Aaron. It was wonderful to see them, but they are foodies and treated me to dinners that were tastier and richer than what I’m used to on my budget… plus two cupcakes! I ate more, and richer, than what I’m used to and it left me feeling a little out of whack. I made up for it by hiking on Saturday morning in Congaree, and this upcoming week will be one where I aim to stick tightly to my healthy eating—and drink more water, because I’m definitely dehydrated.
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Goals from last week:
Walk a total 12 miles, and go to a yoga class
Go somewhere I am not expecting to go I ended up going to Columbia.
• Learn one thing I didn’t know
Write for one hour, at least once a day
Start reading a new book Gino gave me The Giver!
• Work on next two chapters for YA novel and post a section
• Post twice to this blog

Goals for next week:
• Walk 12 miles, and go to a yoga class
• Learn one thing I didn’t know
• Write for one hour, at least once a day
• Post some writing to this blog
• Post twice to this blog
• Add more fruits and veggies to my diet
• Drink more water

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