February Health & Fitness Chat

I feel like I’m constantly talking about how I’m sick, and how it’s stopping me from achieving my goals. At least, it seems like that’s been happening quite a lot over the last 6 months or so and I really need to try and get on top of it if I can. I was sick for half of January (and the beginning of February), so again I’ve not been able to successfully complete all of my health and fitness goals. My head is in the right place though, so with that in mind I’d say we’re off to a decent start for the year. Here’s how I did with January’s goals

* work back into an 80/20 style of eating
* exercise twice a week
* increase water intake
* decrease “fake sugar” intake (ie: diet soft drinks)

* stick to a monthly meal plan

I think my biggest achievement in January was completely cutting out “diet” soft drinks from my life. I’d gotten into a bad habit of drinking them again (I quit them a couple of years ago, and as soon as I started drinking them again I noticed the detrimental effect they had on my body), and it was time to stop. I drink the occasional full-sugar soft drink (peach iced tea snapple is my weakness), but for the most part I just drink water. I’m back into my “backyard blitz” workouts, and hope to be increasing reps and times as the month progresses. Here are my goals for February –

* work back into an 80/20 style of eating
* exercise three times a week
* continue to increase water intake
* cut back on after dinner “treats”
* increase workout time gradually to 45 minute sessions

What are your health and fitness goals for this month?