All the talk about summer vacations as the students return to school makes me long for my own. Clinton and I have a vacation planned in October to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary. We will be going to PA and staying in a cute little house in Hershey. We have plans to visit the Hershey Chocolate factory/museum (no temptation there lol), the Hershey Zoo, and a weekend renaissance fair. We will also head into Lancaster to visit the Amish stores and hopefully get in a buggy ride. The dogs will be staying with the in-laws so we will have no worries:) I can't wait!!!!
I was not expecting the scale to move in a positive direction this morning...this week has been full of poor choices...Seeing the scale move 1.4lbs this morning lifted my spirits and added fuel to the fire. I want to do this! I am so close to my 15lb goal...One of my goals for August is to lose 5-8lbs...we'll see if I make it...I'm getting closer everyday:)
"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince." Vincent Lombardi
Its that TOM and this week has been killer. I've wanted so many ridiculous things that I don't normally feel the urge to eat. It started out with snickers bar icecream bars...monday was a munching kind of day...tuesday was overeating at dinner (but I did get 30 minutes of cardio in)...a breakfast sandwich from Hardee's this morning and now tonight I'm back to wanting the ice cream again! Grrr! These weeks are always the hardest!
Here's to hoping I make it through the rest of the week without any major gluttony.
I could not believe my eyes when my ticker reported -11.4 lbs! I still feel like I should feel/look a little different with that much gone but I will keep on keeing on. I'm really excited to announce that my hubby will be doing the four-miler with me! However, the compromise was that we do the walking division instead of the jogging. This was a small sacrifice if it means having him do this with me:)
We attended a wedding this weekend and I've posted a pic below. This is me 11lbs lighter and smiling brighter! The pic includes girls that were my campers in years past and have grown up on me...how time flies!
August begins a very challenging fall semester. I will be taking 5 classes while continuing to work full-time. I am praying for wisdom and endurance through this challenging season.
My attitude towards my upcoming challenges has potential to take a downward turn. I will be under high stress mentally, emotionally, physically and financially. With that being said, I am striving to maintain a Christ-like attitude and cling to the silver linings.
Maintain a positive attitude moment by moment
Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. This will help me to stay hydrated and cleansed.
Focus on portion sizes. I cook many healthy meals throughout the month. It is important that I maintain portion sizes to achieve success. This will be really difficult with various events and weekend outings...but I can do it.
Be present. I want to be attentive and focused on those who are important in my life. With everything coming up this month it is important that I keep my relationships (and body) healthy.
Achieve 90-120 cardio minutes a week. This is a small number but it gives me something to aim for with all the crazy going on:) I will be doing good to fit this in.
Lose 5-8 pounds. I would really like to lose at least 5lbs this month. This require a lot of dedication but I'm up for the challenge.
I hope others will hold me accountable and remind me why I'm doing this when things get tough.