I was worried. February wasn’t a great month for me sticking to the plan. My intended routine includes at least day during the workweek to involve getting the the gym, eating lighter and avoiding beer.

January was a good start to that routine, but February came with some distractions. The first distraction was the fact that I had signed up for a guitar building workshop. I actually thought that it would help me stick my routine, or at least the responsible eating and avoiding beer part. The class took place three weeknights a week for three weeks in a row. I did enjoy it. It was a lot of fun, but it didn’t have the effect on my habits I had hoped.

I knew that I’d have to work harder to get my gym check-ins for February. That would mean more check-ins on the weekend. Not the end of the world. I had hoped that I would come home from the sessions tired out and ready to call it a night. Instead, I felt energized and wanted to tip back a few beers to celebrate how much I enjoyed it.

After three weeks of that, I realized I wasn’t making much ground. In fact, I might have actually been losing ground. But, the class came to an end, and then it was time to get back to the routine.

Oh no, but wait…then we got a puppy. Well, not a little tiny puppy…he’s about seven months old and he is a handful. We’ve been adjusting to having him around. I was worried that it might be too much for me to keep on track, but somehow around all the training and cleaning up stains and drool, I managed to get mostly back to the routine.

So what’s the prognosis? Did I hit my goal for month-end weigh-ins?

I did!

From 258.2 to 256.0

TOTAL LOSS: 13.8 POUNDS IN 2 MONTHS

In fact, I’m happy to report, that despite the first few weeks being a wash, the last week of February was pretty good. I lost 2.2 pounds since the end of January. That was pretty much all in the last week, but progress is progress.

So that’s it for February. Hopefully March will be even better.