Here we are...half way through July. Wow, my daughter just told me tonight that it was 5 months until December. Well not quite but soon enough. She was thinking of Christmas and I was thinking of my 40th birthday. How am I going to feel when I turn 40? I know my husband had a little trouble with it (his life was half over, he said). Well, I'm just starting! When you've had a weight problem for most of your life it sometimes feels like you weren't living life. Well, I'm starting to live mine now! If it's half over, I don't want to waste anymore time! By the way, I'm an optimist and I believe 40 is the new 20 so I have at least 60 years left on this great Earth before I meet my maker!
So here is my week 2 progress for my July goals:
1. Take lunch to work 3 days each week! - Check! It would have been 4 but I was invited to lunch by my boss and his boss so although normally I would have been happy to go...I have goals to meet and I was not very thrilled - Mexican by the way...no good for me! No chips, didn't touch even one but I'm still sure my meal was not very good for me.
2. Get in a cardio workout a minimum of 2 times each week for a minimum of 30 minutes! - I exceeded my goal and worked out 4 times - woohoo! I started running to get ready for another 5K and I did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred twice (I love it!).
3. Go for a bike ride with my family once per week! - So I didn't do this. It was too busy during the week and the weekend just flew by with my kids playing outside (me running and doing The Shred) and going to a movie together on Sunday.
The main motivation to take a bike ride was to spend time together and the movie accomplished that. Ya, I know, it's not interacting but it's still something we'll remember for awhile. P.S. It's only Monday this week and we already went for a bike ride / walk as a family tonight after dinner!
4. Plan breakfasts and lunches for the work week! - This one is pretty easy if I just get the right stuff from the grocery store. All I need is yogurt
, Fiber One Muffins and bars and I can find breakfast. Lunch is usually one day of leftovers from dinner and then a sandwich or frozen meal. That's that, easy peasy!
So I logged a loss of 2.2 pounds last week
and I'm hoping I can do well again this week. On Thursday I'm heading out of town so I will probably have a slight set back next week. But I'm okay with that, really! Life is to be lived and sometimes I won't be able to run when I want or eat perfectly - this weekend will be about spending time with family and going with the flow!
Live your life to the fullest...it's the only one you've got!