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June: Enjoying Being Me

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Happy June! I am keeping up with my monthly goal blogs, taking look back at the previous month and looking ahead to the next month. I am also taking stock of how I am doing on my 2013 goals.

This year is flying by! I can't believe that teh year is almost half over and that it is almost my birthday. I have really seeing a huge difference in my motivation and mood when we do have the nice weather. Sunny days I am happy and excited to get some workout on outside and on rainy days i am less motivated.

How has your month been? I feel like I am making progress. Binging has been at a minimum lately, really only think I did it once last month, which is amazing. Honestly, I think that has been my biggest accomplishment over the last few months on this journey. I was not seeing progress on the scale and with the emotional eating somewhat in check I started tracking food again (I was finding that it was leading to binges so I put it on hold a few months ago). So far I am doing well and not obsessing too much, hopefully that continues. The weight is starting to come off again, slowly, so hopefully the trend continues. I will keep you posted!

First off, the weight goals:

May 2013 Start Weight: 172.6
MayEnd Goal Weight: 168
May End/June Start Weight: 169 (one lb shy but it is steadily going down (not the constant up and down), so I am happy!)
June End Goal Weight: 165

How did I do?
May Goals:
1. Strength Train Twice a Week on top of Curves: I got in at least one a week but with running and and geneal soreness I listened to my body, espeically after the injuries earlier in the year

2. STICK TO AN EATING SCHEDULE AT WORK: I did great with this. It is really helping with the binging.

3.Finish out the C25K and set a new running plan from there: I finished the first one and then took a few weeks off to rest and due to not so great weather. I have started the 4-week running program and hope to finish that out this month.

Looking Forward
May Goals:
1. Strength Train Twice a Week on top of Curves: I got it in once a week last month and I am going to try to up it to atleast twice a week this month if my body is not yelling at me. Curves I great as a base but I think I need more on top of that to build the strength.

2. ENJOY MY FAMILY/FRIEND TIME WITHOUT GOING OVERBOARD: I have a lot of "gatherings" this month with summer weather, my birthday, father's day, and a weekend away so I really want to enjoy the time and be happy. I think that is what I need for me. I will try to not go overboard but also not beat myslef up when I indulge a little.

3.Finish out the C25K and set a new running plan from there: I started the new program and want to finish it out strong! I am really trying to SLOWLY get back into running so I do not get hurt again but I want to keep pushing myself as well soi get better. I am doing a color run at the end of August and may sign up for other races as well!

2013 goal checkin:
I would also like to taking a monthly look at my 2013 goals so that I do not forget about them.

1. Goal weight by the end of the year of 145 (start 174): Its going down, but I have to step it up if I want to meet my goal!

2. Work out 5 Days a Week: Doing well with this. I am doing some form of exercise most days (usually at least 6 days!)

3. Learn to be a mindful eater: goal for this month but I think I am improving. I tracking food again but I am listening to my body better as of late, which has felt nice....I am kinda proud of myself.

4. Declutter my apartment: Making progress but still want to step this up a little

5. Read more: 1-The Help, 2- The Hunger Games, 3-Break No Bones, 4-Catching Fire, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-

6. Take a breath: Need to work on this one but doing a little better.

Well, thats all folks! Hope everyone has a great June! We can do this!

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    Slow and steady wins the race, and you seem to be staying on track. You have great goals, and I wish you luck with your running schedule.

    Like FEYAH12 says...the not binging is GREAT! Keep up the good work.
    1719 days ago
  • FEYAH12
    You are doing great. Not binging is a HUGE accomplishment and clearly you are getting healthier. Keep up the great work!!!!!! Happy June emoticon
    1720 days ago
    I love your GOALS...and making GREAT PROGRESS! I totally get the "STALE MATE" in the progression! Right now, my body is doing the same thing, even though I am following all the rules, but THAT IS OKAY! As our bodies adjust to the "NEW ME or NEW YOU" as the story goes, we will be making that extra progress.

    So good luck, and I'll be watching for next month!

    1720 days ago
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