It’s July 1… Welcome to the second half of 2011! It’s hard to believe that six months have passed since we all rang in the new year. Yikes – that also means that six months have passed since I posted that picture of me in a wetsuit! Time sure does fly, doesn’t it?
It’s a new month, so before I dig into July and all it has to offer, it’s time to tally up my exercise facts and figures for June and see how I did. And before I do that, though…
…a quick addendum to yesterday’s fresh fig post: I accidentally left out a few pieces of info that I wanted to include – specifically, some nutritional info! In addition to all wonderful things I did say about fresh figs, I failed to mention that figs are great for you: a single fig has between 30 and 50 calories, depending on its size, and they’re high in fiber and potassium, which help you feel full and help regulate your blood pressure, respectively. They’re also a good source of calcium – actually, ounce for ounce, dried figs have about twice as much calcium as whole milk! And if you happen to have access to a fig tree, pick some leaves too: fig leaves aren’t a common food source here, but they’re popular in other parts of the world, and studies have shown them to have antidiabetic properties (!), with diabetics who eat them needing less insulin than their non-fig-leaf-eating counterparts. That’s one kick-ass leaf!
OK – back to the progress report. I did my first progress report 2 months ago, and it covered all of January through April, but it involved creating a chart and calculating statistics, and since I’m a huge nerd for charts and statistics, I’m now gonna do one every month (check out the May progress report here).
So, time for June’s. Here’s my June calendar:
There’s lots of dots, and that’s a good thing: each one represents a completed workout, and although it’s hard to see in the photo, next to each dot is my chicken scratch about what that workout was (there’s also other things in my calendar that I blurred out for the blog – y’all don’t need to know ALL my secrets!). Here’s the low-down:
In total, I completed 22 workouts in 30 days, so I worked out 73% of the days in June, or an average of 5.5 times a week. I aim to workout 6 days a week (and think 5 days a week is acceptable), so I was squarely on target in June. Four of the 22 workouts were classes that Richard Simmons’ taught, and two of the workouts were boot camp classes. And I’m really proud of the fact that of the 22 workouts, a solid 10 of them (almost half!) included a significant focus on weights and strength training. It’s not quite as much as May (which had 13), but still waaay up from April, when it was just 4.
Now for my favorite part – the chart part!
- January 2011: Worked out 27 out 0f 31 days (87%), including 6 classes at Slimmons.
- February 2011: Worked out 23 out of 28 days (82%), including 5 classes at Slimmons and 3 Boot Camp Classes.
- March 2011: Worked out 25 out of 31 days (81%), including 5 classes at Slimmons and 4 Boot Camp Classes.
- April 2011: Worked out 20 out of 30 days (66%), including 5 classes at Slimmons and 3 Boot Camp Classes.
- May 2011: Worked out 24 out of 31 days (77%), including 3 classes at Slimmons and 0 Boot Camp Classes.
- June 2011: Worked out 22 out of 30 days (73%), including 4 classes at Slimmons and 2 Boot Camp Classes.
- TOTALS: For the first half of 2011, I worked out 141 out of 181 days (78%), including 25 classes at Slimmons and 12 Boot Camp Classes.
On to the second half of 2011! How are you doing with your exercise?
Keep it up, David!