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July '10 Recap, Aug '10 Goals

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

July whizzed by!
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So while July was a fabulous month for fitness minutes and exercise and feeling leaner and stronger, it was by far the worst month for weight loss. I bet I lost inches though, so I should probably break out that tape measure. Time to make the most of the rest of summer, huh?

RECAP RESULTS:

JULY:
-3 pounds
30 days of cardio exercise
3 days above calorie range
Tracked 30 days (skipped July 4th)
2,680 fitness minutes
18,273 calories burned
Continued gym circuit training and home DVD strength training
7-mile and 8-mile runs!


JULY GOALS:

-Lose 5+ pounds this month. This will put me at 179 and will mark 100 pounds lost since starting SparkPeople on 6/3/09.
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Well, this didn't happen. I lost 3 lbs this month and I'm at 181. I'm fine with this. I feel like I'm thinner and I gained muscle. I'm firmly in a Size 12 now and feeling terrific! While I'd love to lose 5 lbs per month, if I'm doing pretty much everything right and it's coming off slowly, I'm OK with that.


-2000+ fitness minutes
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Smashed! 2,680 for the month. Wow. I know a lot of that was low-impact stuff like walking, but still! I did Kickboxing/Zumba every week except last week and kept to a schedule of 3 runs per week. I'm looking forward to my rest day today!


-Meet sodium levels 5/7 days per week
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Week 1: 5/7 days met; Week 2: 6/7; Week 3: 4/7; Week 4: 6/7; Week 5: 2/3


-One long run per week and increase long run mileage to 8 miles
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I did a 7-mile run and an 8-mile run this month and blogged about them!


-Work on my 30 by 30 List
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Got the broker's license, started making some new recipes, got the dress of my dreams and read about 5 books! Going pretty well, but there is still a lot to do!


-Work on my running memoir
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I did this at the beginning of the month, but it's seriously stalled since going back to work in mid-July. But I'm still plugging along!

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AUGUST GOALS:
These goals are going to be very similar to July, because things are pretty much the same!

-Lose 5 lbs
-2,000+ fitness minutes
-Meet sodium levels 5/7 days per week
-One long run per week and increase mileage to 9-10 miles
-Kick butt at my Beatles-themed 4.2-mile race!
-Focus on arm and ab strength training and getting toned
-Work on 30 by 30
-Work on RWC

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PREVIOUS RESULTS:

This is long, but I like to keep it all in one place, hence this footnote...

JULY '09:
-8 pounds
22 days of cardio exercise
5 days above calorie range
Tracked 27 days
1225 fitness minutes
11,190 calories burned
Ran 3/4 mile at a time

AUGUST '09:
-10 pounds
28 days of cardio exercise
5 days above calorie range
Tracked 31 days
1570 fitness minutes
11,587 calories burned
Began strength training
Ran 1.5 miles at a time

SEPTEMBER '09:
-8 pounds
20 days of cardio exercise
6 days above calorie range
Tracked 30 days
1215 fitness minutes
10,831 calories burned
Continued strength training
Ran 2 miles at a time

OCTOBER '09:
-8 pounds
25 days of cardio exercise
1 day above calorie range
Tracked 31 days
1765 fitness minutes
10,163 calories burned
Continued strength training 2x per week
Ran 3.1 miles at a time

NOVEMBER '09:
-7 pounds
26 days of cardio exercise
1 day above calorie range (not counting Thanksgiving)
Tracked 29 days
1635 fitness minutes
13,006 calories burned
Continued strength training 3x per week
Ran 5K outside without stopping!

DECEMBER '09:
-7 pounds
30 days of cardio exercise
3 days above calorie range (not counting Christmas)
Tracked 29 days
1925 fitness minutes
14,819 calories burned
Continued strength training 3x per week
Ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill without stopping

JANUARY '10:
-6 pounds
29 days of cardio exercise
4 days above calorie range
Tracked 31 days
1,845 fitness minutes
14,926 calories burned
Continued strength training (circuit training and EA Sports Active) 4x week
Ran 4.75 miles on the treadmill without stopping

FEBRUARY '10:
-6 pounds
20 days of cardio exercise
2 days above calorie range (not including vacation)
Tracked 21 days (due to vacation)
1,170 fitness minutes
10,711 calories burned
Strength training lagged; maybe 1-2x week
Running on hold due to injury

MARCH '10:
-7 pounds
28 days of cardio exercise
3 days above calorie range
Tracked 31 days
2,330 fitness minutes
16,313 calories burned
Strength training 2x per week (outside gym)
Ran 4.25 miles outside

APRIL '10:
-8 pounds
22 days of cardio exercise
4 days above calorie range
Tracked 27 days (did not calorie count Easter or NYC)
2,065 fitness minutes
13,907 calories burned
Strength training 2x per week (outside gym)
Running lagged due to injury

MAY '10:
-5 pounds
28 days of cardio exercise
4 days above calorie range
Tracked 31 days
2,285 fitness minutes
19,433 calories burned
Strength training 2x per week (outside gym)
Ran 6.5 miles outside

JUNE '10:
-7 pounds
28 days of cardio exercise
4 days above calorie range
Tracked 30 days (tracked meals and not calories while in Pittsburgh)
2,450 fitness minutes
15,376 calories burned
Turned to gym circuit training and at-home abs as a form of strength training
Ran my first 10K race
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TEAWONDERFUL 8/5/2010 7:49PM

    Looks like a great plan. Sounds like you are doing great. Keep it up.

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PPCM_SURVIVOR 8/5/2010 11:54AM

    Great Goals!!!

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ANDIEJZ 8/5/2010 10:27AM

  Kick butt, Baby!! Luv your goals and may steal some of them...

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WYND10 8/5/2010 9:23AM

    Fantastic goals! You continue to be an inspiration to me. Thank you.

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ANEWKIRBIE 8/5/2010 1:13AM

    I love those goals, they are simple enough to remember but challenging enough to keep your body guessing. Great job Karvy!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 8/5/2010 1:02AM

    WOW! you look great, and you are doing such a wonderful job! and not only that, you know how to organize stuff. i really need to set more goals and keep track of the, i set goals and then forget about them. grrrrr. emoticon

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SUNSHINE084 8/5/2010 12:34AM

    Wow you are definitely a tracker... Maybe you need to up your intensity through your workouts... our bodies adapt to the same routine. You are doing great. Try something new.

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HOSTALADY 8/4/2010 7:35PM

    Absolutely FABULOUS Lady! We will meet our goals this year!
You are doing AWESOME!

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BAMBOO70 8/4/2010 3:01PM

    You are doing well! I like the idea of summing everything up - I might have to do that as well. Have a great day :).

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SUPERFAN99 8/4/2010 11:17AM

    Great update. Your page is so inspiring!

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SARABETH_60 8/4/2010 8:40AM

    You are doing super - and you've already lost a lot of weight, and so you know the rate of loss will slow. I'm amazed at the amount of activity you manage to squeeze into your months - and envious. You're an inspiration!!

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GRACEISENUF 8/4/2010 1:21AM

    What a recap...you are a winner my friend!
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DJS-DEBBIE 8/4/2010 12:23AM

    You are doing great!

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ALLISON145 8/3/2010 5:52PM

    You're doing a great job - keep it up!!

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-Allison

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CALLIKIA 8/3/2010 5:10PM

    Whatever the pounds you are firming up and thinning out and looking fantabulous! Keep it up and you'll send summer out with a whistle (the ones being directed at you by strange men that are creepy, yet oddly satisfying)!
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-JENSSPARK- 8/3/2010 5:01PM

    You're doing such an amazing job. I know you've had to have lost inches this month! I loved seeing the recap of the last year...seeing where you started and how you progressed each month. It makes me want to really focus on what I do each month so I can look back later on and see my progress.



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WE_PA_FIT 8/3/2010 3:12PM

    those are impressive July numbers!!!!!! weight loss may seem like it's going at a slow pace but in all other areas you are FULL speed ahead!!! August just may surprise you! and we all anxiously await for the 100 LB LOSS BLOG!

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SUNNYWBL 8/3/2010 2:50PM

    I'm exhausted just reading about that year's worth of activity! But Kudo's to you for continuing to put one foot in front of the other!


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PAPER_WINGS18 8/3/2010 2:22PM

    Girl you have had such outstanding results in all the previous months, so pshhh to July and the 3 lbs.! Your other months more than make up for it, and look how much you've changed in a freakin' YEAR!!! Good God! You are my super hero! What should we call ya??? Karvelicious??? Bahahha.

WAY to GO on all your accomplishments! You certainly have a lot under that belt of yours! love love love ya!!

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REDRUNNER82 8/3/2010 2:13PM

    July DID go so fast! A great month for you and another great one coming up! Go get em!

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CINNAMONGURL06 8/3/2010 2:02PM

    AWESOME!!! Enough said.

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PINKCOCONUT 8/3/2010 1:52PM

    My hero!


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CHICAT63 8/3/2010 1:42PM

    You rocked those fitness minutes in July, muscle does weigh more. You're shrinking that's for sure. You will get to losing 100 pounds for sure & I'm here with ya !!!!! emoticon emoticon

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IMSMILEY88 8/3/2010 1:23PM

    I love seeing your recap. You had a terrific month! You are going SO strong and are motivating and inspiring me... and others! I hope you have a terrific August. Man, it is hot, and it'll be nice when fall comes - which isn't until mid-October here in Texas. emoticon

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JENELOPE 8/3/2010 1:05PM

    Great post! I loved seeing how far you've come!

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NAVYNURSE 8/3/2010 1:03PM

    WOW girl you really have your goals in the right place. SO CLOSE to 100 pounds that is amazing. WAY TO GO. You can do it this month!!

The beatles theme run sounds great. Wish I could do it!!

How do you log your zumba???

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NUBODY4ME 8/3/2010 12:55PM

    good job on ur July recap and ur going to work right thru August! emoticon

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SUGIRL06 8/3/2010 12:53PM

    Awesome goals!!! Good luck!
~Ang

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4EVERADONEGIRL 8/3/2010 12:51PM

    August is going to be smoking hot in more ways than one! You go girl!!!!

(Imma running to catch up with ya but you are hard to catch! LOL)

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 8/3/2010 12:30PM

    wow what a year!!

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THEQUEENBEE333 8/3/2010 12:26PM

    WOW - you are doing it! YOu keep inspiring me! Have a great week!

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HELLOKITTN 8/3/2010 12:23PM

    I'm curious what kind of hit your body fat % took. You achieved rock star status in my book, chica! I'm hovering between 179-181 right now too, we will see those 170's in August :-)!!!

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ANNE7X7 8/3/2010 11:51AM

    Wow!! You kicked some serious butt in July, and it looks like you are setting yourself up for the same in August! Based on your fitness minutes and days you stayed within range, it's almost certain that you lost more than that, but you build lots of muscle! Way to go!!

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LISAW/3 8/3/2010 11:47AM

    You did a great job with your July goals and you've got a great list for August to keep you going! Way to go with those long runs!

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LADYSNOWFALL 8/3/2010 11:46AM

    I think I'm going to go back and re-read RWC towards the end of the month when it cools off outside to get inspired to start running again. I decided to put running off for the summer so as to adjust to the climate change (smart?). The heat really isn't bothering me now, but I'm not trying to run in 90 degrees (or higher!).

You are doing so awesome!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 8/3/2010 11:31AM

    You're rockin' it girl! Sometimes it's not about the pounds. Good luck with your August goals!

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AFITJULIE 8/3/2010 11:10AM

    Looking great girl! I'm been MIA for a bit just due to some life surprises but I'm still around. Been sticking with the strength training. Doing "buddy" training with my husband and I LOVE IT!!

Way to keep at your healthy life...Thanks for contiuing to inspire me!!

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ATTACKFATCAT 8/3/2010 11:09AM

    You rocked the cardio & almost all your goals for July! emoticon Congrats on meeting most of your goals, & with this kind of momentum, I'm sure you'll slam out the August ones too!

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BLK2010 8/3/2010 11:09AM

    Your doing a faboulous job!

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JEKRUNS 8/3/2010 10:48AM

    Wow, you did so well, and are so focused! I'm right there with you trying to move down through the 170's, I've been stuck at 179 for weeks, then last week moved down to 177. I feel thinner though and am also now easily wearing 12's. I think its adding more strength and being consistent in running. Thanks for updating and having such a positive and encouraging outlook on your journey. I can't wait for your memoir!

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CARILOUIE 8/3/2010 10:44AM

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KNITTINGFROG 8/3/2010 10:42AM

    Woohoo! What a month!!

I really hope to get my act together and follow in your inspirational footsteps...your blogs keep me motivated (if not on track)..and by the looks of it is has that effect on everyone who reads you!!

Keep up the good work!!

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THREADBENDER 8/3/2010 10:39AM

    You're doing great, Kristina. Keep in mind that weight loss slows down as you get closer to goal....persistence and patience is key. Being under 30 will help you out there.

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ELLENT124 8/3/2010 10:38AM

    You've inspired me to set realistic goals and see them through. Seeing your success in writing is amazing! Way to go!

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_VIBEHONEY_ 8/3/2010 10:35AM

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STORMTMB 8/3/2010 10:17AM

    Awesome! The results follow your tremendous effort! Keep up the great work.

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SUNRISE14 8/3/2010 10:12AM

    Very good blog thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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CREATINGAMANDA 8/3/2010 10:09AM

    You did awesome!!!

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TEAM-SARAH 8/3/2010 10:08AM

    Sounds like you're doing great!! Even though it was a 3 pound loss for the month, you said it yourself... you killed it on the fitness! :) You've got a lot to be proud of and the scale is still movin in the right direction! I am sure you'll make up for it by exceeding your goals for August!

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