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Goodbye July, its been a fabulous. Hellooo August!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

It's that time again folks. Time for a little monthly goal setting, but first an update on July's challenges.

They were:

1) Keep up the good eating. Measure of success - being 'in range', on average, for the main four nutrition goals. - Done! One thing I was please with was cholesterol reduction. July was the first time I had kept it in range on average for the whole month! I dont have a cholesterol issue, and hopefully this will ensure it stays that way.

2) Focus on lowering the sodium a bit. I don't think its a problem at the minute but its the only nutrition goal I have yet to master. Measure of success - eat less of it, on average than June. - Done! Considering the amount of food I'm still supposed to eat at my size, I'm pleased that I have reduced this by 1000mg per day on average since April.

3) Increase my exercise to exceed last month. Measure of success - 1 calorie more burn than June will make me happy. - Done! This took an epic 2hr final exercise session today to hit, but I'm pleased I made it, even with a poor business trip week in the middle.

So, good times, good times. It's amazing what you can do with a little bit of focus. I hope yourJuly went well too!

Now, goals for August. This is going to be a tough month for me as I have many disruptions planned, the biggest being me having to return to the UK twice for different weddings. Big eats, lots of travelling and not much room for excuses. excuses, excuses, excuses.

Anyway, my goals are going to be around managing these events this month.

Goal 1) First week coming up, tour to the UK, four day indian wedding. My goal is to get in more exercise than my business trip week to Phoenix. Measure of success: one more calorie burned is good.

Goal 2) First trip: eat within my fat range for that week on average. Measure of success: 1 calorie under is ok, I know its going to be towards the top either way.

Goal 3) Second trip, but tougher, longer trip and no access to gym. Goal is to get in at least some exercise each day. Measure of success: 20mins running or walking each day.

Goal 4) Second trip- eat within my fat range for that week on average. Measure of success: 1 calorie under is ok:- if I achieve this I will be amazed, haha.

That's it for August, a tough month and if I come out unscathed I know the new me will last forever! woohoo! What are you plans for August? Write them down and let us know. Good luck!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOURNBABE 8/2/2010 10:46AM

    Good plan and good luck! Trips can be such a pain to keep within goals though I always think business trips are worse than personal ones.
emoticon Look forward to you reporting your success this month, and great job on meeting your nutritional goals! Very awesomesauce!

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JODIANN421 8/2/2010 12:08AM

    Awesome job in July! And August will be great too! Also, did I hear you say running? If you have no access to a gym are you considering starting c25k? :D Whatever you decide I hope you have a great August!! emoticon

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    Good luck to you! I know you will do just fine though! You've set reasonable, attainable yet wonderful goals for yourself. You are going to do fantastically this month. Just remember if you feel yourself slipping, drop us a line on here. We're here for you and we're your biggest fans. We'll help you out!

Good luck and travel safely!!!!

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EADAMUK 8/1/2010 3:19PM

    I've been lucky over the summer, I was travelling every month in the beginning of the year. These are personal trips though. Luckily the hotel I'm staying in during the first one has a pool and gym! The second one I am staying with the parents, so its just pavement and fields there :-)

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CHEFSMITH 8/1/2010 3:01PM

    Wow how many business trips do you make!?! Traveling that much is horrible on trying to get in shape. Maybe the hotel you stay at will have access to treadmills and some free weights? I know most hotels over here do...

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/1/2010 6:43AM

    Great way to plan. emoticon on your success for July!

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BETSEY_T 8/1/2010 1:29AM

    Good luck with all your goals!!! emoticon

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