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July Goals - Week 2 Progress

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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 good for me! No chips, didn't touch even one but I'm still sure my meal was not very good for me. emoticon

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!). emoticon emoticon

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. emoticon 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 emoticon, fruit emoticon emoticon emoticon, 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 emoticon 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's the only one you've got! emoticon
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUNNYBR 7/29/2010 11:27AM

    Lisa you are doing so great, I love your healthy attitude. So positive.
Your daughter cracks me up! Thinking of Christmas already! I remember when I did that as a child.

40 is so young - don't be worried. I turned 51 this month and I still feel like a 20 year old. As long as I keep moving I feel great. Love your blogs.

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NONNATAMMY 7/25/2010 10:11PM

    You're doing great! Way to go!!

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DRASADAF 7/20/2010 2:52PM

    wow nice plans ...keep it up..........

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CRUISE2011 7/20/2010 9:58AM

    5 months to Christmas!! Wow!! Great goals - what a terrific way to fit in the family time. 40 was tough for me (basically just the birthday not the whole year - I stayed at home all day and refused to get dressed!)

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/20/2010 9:23AM

    Fantastic Goals and a Super Fantastic attitude! Love it!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 7/20/2010 12:08AM

    Nice blog. I wish you the best in reaching all of your goals.

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