- Reduce the amount of soda I drink. This one is harder than I thought it would be. I've found the biggest challenge is with meals and I've gotten to the point where I don't have diet soda with every meal so that's progress. I've found I don't drink soda just to drink. When I'm thirsty and not eating, plain water is fine (cue Bobby Boucher from the Waterboy). I've mixed in Diet Snapple and Diet Arizona Ice Tea for meals and find that works, especially for breakfast. I have some Crystal Light to try too. I haven't gone a full day without soda yet but I think I'll get there soon.
- Increase my strength and flexibility.
I didn't even bother with the initial test putting myself in the lowest category for the hundred push up challenge. I was making progress having done the first two weeks twice then my hip/knee started hurting more. I also got "The Perfect Pushup" that seems to make me do the pushups with good (dare I say perfect) form. Who knew they were harder when you do them right? Still more wood to chop here but I'm still at it.
I'm fairly happy with my stretching program. It is rare that I don't do it daily. Of course it help that this is the primary path to recovery from my latest injuries. The program takes about 25 minutes from beginning to end focusing on hamstrings, ITB, glutes, and hip flexors. I feel good about my progress here.
- I rode 247 miles (mostly on the Computrainer with a little bit of mountain biking thrown in).
- I walked/ran 27 miles (yes there was a Disney Half Marathon squeezed in there)
- Swam 8 short swim sessions (4.0 hours swimming).
In summary, the resolutions aren't resolved yet and the work outs are still working out.