Friday, June 10, 2016

May 2016 Goals and Results

I wasn't really looking forward to posting my goals and workouts from May because I really crapped out. I guess I did okay with my goals (for the most part), but I just sort of gave up on working out about halfway through the month.

So far I've been doing much better this month. Hopefully I can keep it up!

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May 2016 Goals and Results

1. Finish all of the library books I have at home.

PASS. I technically finished the last one on June 1st, but I only had around 60 or 70 pages left ... So that definitely counts!

2. Pause all library holds in preparation for Erin and Dani's Read My Books challenge.

PASS. This was obviously a really easy goal, but I wrote it down just so I wouldn't forget to do it.

3. Work out at least 3 times each week.

FAIL. I really prefer to work out 4-5 times each week, but I wasn't very consistent the last couple of months. I thought if I made an easier workout goal for myself, I'd be more likely to stick with it. I was clearly wrong.

4. Finish at least 4 things on my spring goals list.

FAIL. I had good intentions when I made that list, but I really haven't done much with it. As of right now, I can maybe cross off two items (and one of them is kind of a stretch). I'm sure I'll be able to cross off at least a couple more things before the results link-up rolls around, but I'm honestly just not that motivated to do some of that shit right now. Even some of the "easy" things (like planning and booking our trip) have gotten a little more complicated. We thought we knew where we wanted to go, but lately we've been talking about a few other options. We may stick with our original plan, but who knows at this point? We booked our last two anniversary trips a little later in the summer, though, so I guess we'll be fine as long as we figure it out by August.

I tried to keep it simple last month with just a few goals (though I guess the last one was technically four goals in one), but I still didn't do very well. Oh well. We all have shitty months, I guess.

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And that brings me to my May workouts. This was by far the worst month for me this year when it came to working out. I keep track of my workouts, blog posts, and some other stuff in a notebook, and when I added everything up from May, I was shocked to see that I had exactly the same number of workouts as blog posts. For bloggers who regularly post 3-5 times each week, that would be a really good thing. For bloggers who post sporadically and sometimes not at all (like me), that's a really bad thing. 

But whatever. It is what it is. I was feeling really depressed for the majority of the month, so maybe I should look at it as a positive: at least I was able to do something good for myself a few times. It's a little weird, though, because in the past I've always worked out a lot more when I've been really depressed ... But last month I just couldn't seem to do it. I don't know why. All I know is that I've been very focused on doing something active each day this month (even if it's just 15-20 minutes of stretching), and I've been feeling a little better emotionally and mentally.

May 2016 Workouts

Week 05/01 - 05/08:

05/02: Yoga video (45 minutes)
05/03: Yoga video (30 minutes)
05/04: Light walking outside (53 minutes; 2.51 miles)
05/08: Yoga video (30 minutes)

Total Time: 158 minutes (2 hours, 38 minutes)

Week 05/09 - 05/16:

05/09: Yoga video (30 minutes)
05/11: Yoga video (60 minutes)
05/16: Yoga video (45 minutes)

Total Time: 135 minutes (2 hours, 15 minutes)

Week 05/17 - 05/24:

05/17: Yoga video (35 minutes)
05/18: Yoga video (35 minutes)

Total Time: 70 minutes (1 hour, 10 minutes)

Week 05/25 - 05/31:

No workouts during this time.

Total Time: 0 minutes

I didn't go to the gym at all in May. Not once. It's frustrating to think that I let an entire month pass without going because it's like throwing money away. Yes, we get a discount through Eric's employer and the money is just automatically deducted from one of his paychecks (so we don't even notice it's gone), but we're still paying for something I'm not using. That makes me feel shitty, and I don't like it.

I definitely need to change this. I don't expect to suddenly start going 4-5 times a week again, but I need to supplement any at home workouts with gym classes, cardio equipment, and/or weight training. If we're paying for it, I need to use it. (I'll admit that I haven't gone to the gym at all yet this month, though. It's just something I know I need to start working into my schedule again.)

So yeah ... May wasn't a great month for me in a lot of ways. I've already decided I'm not going to dwell on it, though, and that this post would be my way of venting my frustrations about where I fell short and why. I don't want or need to obsess over a shitty month. It's over, I can't change anything now, it's time to move on.


  1. i've been plowing through my library books as well (finally!) now that work has slowed down a little. right now i'm reading a book called The Cartel and i can't put it down!

  2. I always do that with my gym membership. I let it run out for now because I'm growing a baby and I can barely walk for 10 minutes now, but even before that I let it expire every year as my attendance petered off. I end up using it much more in the winter, because I'll go out in the summer but don't like working out in the cold. Then when it warms up, I feel dumb paying for something I'm not using. Contracts are annoying. Some working out is still better than none, and you can always jump back into it.

  3. good for you for not dwelling on it. how is the month going, still going good? i have found the most helpful thing for me is to not dwell on the bad shit. you can't change it, move on. it's hard though because i am such a good dweller on bad shit ;) haha. good luck!!