That is right, I have not had an all around great month since October! I was updating my calendar for July, and applying the appropriate stickers and doing my recap, and this is what I discovered happened in July.
I lost 7.4 pounds!
I had 1850 Fitness Minutes!
I had consistent strength training the second half of July!
I successfully completed calorie cycling for the entire month!
I exercised EVERYDAY in July!
I walked 96 miles!
I hit Onederland (which everyone knows cause I can't stop talking about it LOL)
I am at my lowest weight in 9 years!
I only had 1 bingey day!
But my favorite one is that I feel the best I have, physically and emotionally in a VERY LONG TIME!
November - May I did not achieve much of anything. I floated around the same weight, gained 10ish pounds to lose them again, but never really got anywhere. June I lost around 3 pounds, and felt frustrated that I was working and not seeing the results, and then July happened and BAM! Things turned around!
Okay, so tooting my own horn is a lot of fun, especially since I had a lot of horn tooting withdrawals the last few months... but that isn't the only reason I am writing this. If one person reading this can feel motivated knowing that you can absolutely turn things around, that would make me feel even happier!
Did you have a crappy July? Did you not lose or even gain? Heck, have you had a crappy 2013 so far? It's not too late to turn it around! We can't change the past but we can focus on each day and do whatever we can to keep pushing forward!
Maybe you had an amazing July! That is great, now is time to take stock of what you are doing! What is working and what is not working? What do you need to continue to do and what do you need to stop doing? I know that sounds so simple, but it wasn't until I saw what I was doing right in July to see what I need to do for August!
My Goals For August:
Exercise EVERYDAY in August.
Get 2000 Fitness Minutes for the first time EVER!
Continue with calorie cycling. (1400 calorie range)
Continue with strength training.
Make 3 miles the "normal" walk for Sparky and I, and trying to possibly increase to 3.5 miles.
Have 0 bingey days!
Finish BLC as strong as I started!
Lose 7 pounds.
To be honest, losing 7 pounds is the LEAST of my worries. The scale has a mind of it's own... the goals I can control are the ones important to me. I didn't put down tracking food, getting in water, etc because that is so much a part of me at this point it is not worth mentioning!
Let's make it a great August, I hope you will all join me, because it's going to be a fun filled month!