At the start of this year, I decided to make monthly goals. I did make some progress on them, but will repeat them for February.
The first goal was to cook more food at home and make freezer meals for future use. I did reasonably well on this. In my post setting my January goals, I said I had made some turky chili and some chicken/bean/rice wraps in a large batch. I had then frozen individual servings. That was a good start, but I indicated I needed to do more. And, didn’t do any more of that type of cooking for the rest of the month. We did eat more at home because I decided to only eat out once on the weekend instead of twice every weekend. That was adding too many extra calories and making it harder during the week, particularly when we sometimes needed to eat out during the week when we were out and about far from home. By only eating out once on most weekends, it has helped to make the rest of the week easier.
The second goal was to rejoin the YMCA and start strength training again. I did rejoin the Y, but haven’t done anything with it. January was a terrible month on activity. There were some reasons for some of this. January was a rough month for us and our pets. Our 14 1/2 year old dog died. That was expected as something that was going to soon happen, but was still hard. Then, our cat who was being treated for lymphoma had come out of remission and by the end of the month he was gone. And, finally, one of our other cats (the one I showed in the Christmas tree) had to have major surgery to have all of her teeth removed (to treat gingivostomatitis). Her recovery has gone very well, but it was all very stressful. During this time, I really just wanted to mostly be home with my pets and didn’t have a lot of energy to think about working out.
For February, the plan is to continue on with the goals I had for January. I will do more cooking and will actually start using the Y.