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.
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
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!
Plan and pack a healthy lunch each day at work.
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!
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)
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!