Moderation May is over. So what is the verdict?
Did I achieve the strict letter or guidelines for my goals? No, not to the letter, but in spirit. I learned to be moderate and establish patterns and habits for lifestyle change. I know there are things I need to be consistent on each day and each week to maintain a healthy life. They are not anything new, but this month was about establishing patterns.
Looking back at my goals for May I offer some post month review ponderings.
- Average 10,000 steps for the whole month
Mission accomplished. I averaged 10,574 steps a day for the entire month. I had a few heavy walking days before it got too hot out. One day exceeded 17,000 steps in fact. Weekends I am pretty lax with respect to steps, but if I don’t have a good week with steps I will need to do something on the weekends. Overall I am comfortable with being able to maintain this habit.
- Drink 8 cups of water a day
Not close to 8 cups a day. 8 cups of liquid maybe, but not straight up water.
- No sweets at work and have dessert only 3 times a week
I did pretty good at work and made a point of eating some mixed nuts when the sweet tooth started aching at work. As far as dessert, I started the month out pretty good with only having it three times a week. I ended up having it 4-5 times a week and got to a point were if I wanted dessert I would have it and if I didn’t want it I didn’t. When I did it was in moderation. I will have to monitor this one and make sure that I don’t let my sweet tooth get off the rails.
- Balanced Breathing 2 times a day
I did well with this one and the practice showed. By the end of the month I was getting a lot better of achieving high HRV.
- Ponder and write on a Bible verse 3 days a week.
I modified this one to 3 times a week. While I didn’t go in as much depth as I would have liked. I can work on this one a little more.
The bottom line in setting these goals for May was not just to accomplish them for the month but to adopt some healthier habits.