There’s many numbers to crunch today, but before I start, check this out!
I’m in the paper! An article was written about me in the Oakland Press, a hometown newspaper that covers Oakland County, Michigan. Read the article here. (It also ran in their sister publication, the Macomb Daily, so you can also read it here!) Thanks to Nicole Robertson for such a wonderful, well-written article. I love it.
OK, now to the business at hand – my monthly weigh-in. I update my weight loss chart at the beginning of every month. Here’s my latest update, for March:
Up two pounds, to 253 pounds. I was on a nice streak for the last half of 2017, but now I’m creeping in the wrong direction. It’s not a huge deal, as fluctuation is normal. Plus, I’ve stayed very consistent: within an eight-pound range for the past 12 months.
Plus, the big picture is sweet: I started at 402 and now, eight years in, I’m at 253. That’s what I love about my chart: it reminds me of what I’ve done so far!
Next up: Workout Progress Report. Count up the dots on my February calendar, and you’ll see that I worked out 26 out of 28 days!
Two rest days in a month isn’t very many – it’s the lowest number I’ve had in years. And it’s because I’m trying to replace full rest days with days with very light activity – namely long, leisurely walks.
Some other stats: I took five group fitness classes, including some fun new ones that I’m going to blog about soon. I also had six weightlifting workouts, which is a good number, averaging more than one a week.
Lastly, Cardio Miles. I track the distance I cover doing any sort of cardio, and keep a running tally. I hit a milestone in February. On February 8th, I crossed 3,800 miles!
I crossed that milestone while running stairs on Mount Tabor, in Portland. That’s right – my volcano workout took me into the 3,800s!
By the end of the month, I had amassed 3,838.3 miles – a grand total of 51.2 for the month of February.
Next milestone: 4,000 miles! And I’ll get there soon!
Keep it up, David!