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Goals for August and an update on July's goals

Sunday, July 29, 2012

July was a pretty good month for meeting goals. I set "easier goals" for July so I could get into the swing of things at my new job and not get down on myself if I wasn't perfect with my fitness plan. I didn't set any goals related to drop so many pounds or inches, just got back to some basics.

emoticon Drink 8 glasses of water a day emoticon This was easy to meet... we had multiple days over 100, and many days over 90! Water with ice was a nice treat on these days!

emoticon Plan and pack a healthy lunch each day at work.

emoticon Run the entire 5K. I signed up for my first 5K! It was really fun, and I met my goal of running the whole time!

emoticon Do at least 10 min of fitness every day. So far, I am at 28 days out of 29! Most days I averaged 40 min (not just the 10 I set the goal for)

emoticon Complete 17 days of Insanity- I did 8 and then started really dreading my workouts. I was finding that I was un motivated and not wanting to get my workout done each day. So I stopped and figured out other workouts that would motivate me the rest of the month. I did get through month 1, and the first week of month 2 of Insanity, so I am pretty proud of that!

Now, my goals for August:
Follow Jillian Michaels "Making the Cut" Weight Lifting program (it's a 30 day ST program! Really fun, I started it this week)

Plan/ Pack healthy lunches each day for work. This was a great goal for July, that I want to continue. I have been menu planning each Thursday, then grocery shopping Friday or Saturday so I am set for a week's worth of planned breakfast and lunch options. These are already set up as Groups in my food tracker, and makes tracking my food easier! Plus if I pack healthy food, I'll have healthy food to eat at work and not be drawn by the vending machines!

Get a minimum of 85 grams of protein a day. This is a new goal for me.... trying to support the hard work I'll be doing with my Making the Cut ST program!

Loose 2 pounds. Go from 142-140, counting on the added ST to help with this! (although Jillian's book does warn that I may see a weight gain with this program as my body shifts from fat to muscle. (note the photo size difference) I am planning on finding a way early this month to track my Body Fat % so I will be able to measure this change without the "judging" scale!

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    Great goals. I have no doubt you will succeed in meeting all of them!!
    2035 days ago
    That photo of 'fat' and 'muscle' sure lays the reality out there! Wow!

    Good luck on your August goals! I know you can do anything you set your mind to finishing!

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    2035 days ago
    Excellent! And it is good you treated yourself well and used wisdom w/ the new job and knowing there would be some adjusting ......... Great plan to making plans and sticking to them! .......... (We must take care of ourselves so we can care for others) ........ :)
    2035 days ago
    Great goals!!
    2035 days ago
  • YIWEN39
    Definitely the emoticon
    I love that you adjusted your workouts to suit your mood and timetable.
    Hope you'll settle in fine in your new job ;-)
    Take care and show us these muscles emoticon
    2035 days ago
    Well done. You handled the transition to a new job beautifully. All best laid plans come with alternatives to help us make it through.
    2035 days ago
    You had an awesome July. Well done, lady! AND starting a new job too!

    Your school has vending machines? Dangerous! My school has nothing like that, so if I don't bring it, I don't eat it. Makes it hard when I forget my lunch, though! Although I do have a sneaky stash of fun size chocolate bars in my desk for emergencies.

    I don't pay attention to the scale for about a week after starting a new strength routine since I always gain during this time. After 2 weeks the scale and I can have a conversation like grown ups.

    Good luck for August. I'm sure you will meet all your goals.
    2036 days ago
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