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As I told you all towards the end of November 2011, I am posting updates twice a month here to keep me accountable for the $1200 a year for fitness that we are spending on Weight Watchers and our gym memberships. Yep, I am using you as my accountability partners whether you signed up for it or not, hahaha. I’m posting on the weekday closest to the 15th and last day of each month. Here is how I did for the past couple of weeks.

PLUS, I joined the 10-pound Challenge hosted by Newlyweds on a Budget. Lose 10 pounds in 12 weeks, win $$$.   Are you in?  I am going for the 10 pounds lost and skipping on the prize since I am sponsoring one of them, lol.

Weight Watchers

I was getting 29 food points a day and 49 weekly points to use as I wished on food each week, so 252 total points. So, I am aiming for 250 food points or less a week from here on out. I have to use a minimum of 182 or I’d be physically starving my body – that wouldn’t be a healthy diet at all. Let’s see how I did:

Week of January 1 – January 7, 2012:

Sunday – 59 points
Monday – 32 points
Tuesday – 32 points
Wednesday – 36 points
Thursday – 26 points
Friday – 28 points
Saturday – 38 points

Total Weekly Points Used: 251 Points – Oops

Week of January 8 – January 14, 2012:

Sunday – 36 points
Monday – 26 points
Tuesday – 30 points
Wednesday – 33 points
Thursday – 34 points
Friday – 35 points
Saturday – 54 points

Total Weekly Points Used: 248 Points – Yay!

Well, one out of two isn’t bad.  And the average of the two works out.  😉

Gym Attendance

I set the goal to go to the gym at least 3 times a week when we signed up. I also have a bowling league Thursday nights and walk the neighborhood once in a while as well, but this is just about my gym attendance. Let’s see how I did.

Week of January 1 – January 7, 2012:

Sunday – Nope 
Monday – Racquetball for 40 minutes
Tuesday – Racquetball for 30 minutes
Wednesday – Nope
Thursday – Nope
Friday – Nope
Saturday – Nope

Total Weekly Times at the Gym: 2 times – Oops

Week of January 8 – January 14, 2012:

Sunday – Racquetball for 45 minutes
Monday – Nope
Tuesday – Nope
Wednesday – Nope
Thursday – Racquetball for 30 minutes
Friday – Racquetball for 45 minutes
Saturday – Racquetball for 50 minutes

Total Weekly Times at the Gym: 4 times – Yay!

Again, one out of two isn’t bad and the average works out, hahaha. I’m also getting much better at racquetball!

Weight Goals Update

Other than the diet and exercise goals mentioned above, here was my weight goal as of November 28, 2011:

  • Weigh 135 pounds by December 31st, 2012.

I am currently weighing in at 155.6 pounds, which is exactly where I started November 28, 2011, BUT I am extremely happy since I did get up to 159 over the holidays, so I am definitely working my way down. 🙂

How did you do on your fitness goals?

Lisa – did you join WW?
bogofdebt – how is that last 20 pounds coming along?  I remember December was being a bugger…
Kris – how is your Half Ironman triathlon training coming?  And how was the Disney Marathon?
Cashflowmantra – how is the 2012 weight loss and weight training?
JoshH – how is it coming?
MyMoneyDesign – how is the running?
Newlyweds – has 2012 been kinder?
Crissie – have is the triathlon training?
Jeffrey – how is the Insanity program going?
101 Centavos – did the holidays get you?