Wub # 4 July's out the door

Sunday, August 05, 2012

July 23rd - 29th + month recap.
1) Exercise at least 5 times a week with 3 days of strength training. -This past week kinda fell apart. It was my busiest work week by far and i let it affect how much exercise I got. I did get to walk almost every day at least 20 minutes so it wasn't a total loss. Overall the month was awesome though. I more than made up for it other weeks.

2) Keep sodium levels in the 500-2000 range. - I've only gone over a couple days this month so I'm doing great.

3) Continue eliminating diet soda and caffeine from my diet. - Maybe I should pick a new August goal, because this one is super easy now!

4) Eat a healthy balance of grains, fruits, veggies, legumes, lean meats etc. and still hit my calorie, sodium, fat, protein goals. - Hitting all my goals here for July, thankfully.

5) Run continuously for 30 minutes at one time. - I've hit this before, just not last week.

6) Lose at least 15 pounds. I didn't meat this goal for July but I'm ok with that. I'm still losing weight.

7) Try or create 4 healthy recipes - I've definitely hit this goal. Since Angelique hasn't been feeling well lately, I've taken over in the kitchen. I bought Hatch peppers at my local grocer (since they're in season) and went to town, putting them in a stir fry and making a salsa with them. I've come up with other things too.

8) Build up enough stamina to get through the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred Video - Didn't do it this week at all. I plan to tackle it next week.

9) Get 8 hours of sleep each night - This will definitely be an August goal. I crashed and burned except on the weekends.

11) Maintain an average blood sugar reading between 80-150 - Still doing great here! Well within range. My nurse practitioner was happy with my readings and my weight loss! I had lab work done too, and it came out great. Heart rate is at 110/70 and my cholesterol is fantastic too.
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    emoticon Keep implementing little changes and moving forward one day at a time. A busy life can be hard to juggle with getting healthy, but perfection isn't' possible and isn't necessary to make the changes that we need. We just need to make the best choice that we can with what we have and keep moving forward. Best wishes!
    2052 days ago
    I love seeing the husband/wife support between both of you! That 30 minutes of running is going to be huge, I'm now realizing that it's harder than I think it is.

    Good luck next week and hopefully I'll see y'all in the BLC chat!
    2053 days ago
    I am so proud of you! You have no idea how much it helps me to have you doing so well. Keep it up! emoticon
    2053 days ago
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