A loss is a loss! Having goals and working towards them is the important part. That's why I'm grateful for the 4 I lost in July.
I'm working hard because I want to be at my goal weight by the end of the year if I can. Hubby and I are working on some financial goals so that we can be in a position to have a baby. We're pretty much set that by mid next year we'll be there financially. I want to be maintaining my goal weight for a few months before we start trying...
What a nice loss for July! You'll be caught up to me in no time, and then we can race to the finish together. I am so slo-o-w. For example, this month I lost one of the two pounds gained last month. But my goals are set and work towards them, I will.
I'm doing well - I've lost a total of 4 lbs in July, I wanted more, but considering the horrible sunburn I got tubing (I couldn't exercise for a full week!), I'll take the 4... And I think I figured out what my body wants me to do in order to get this weight off, so hopefully, I can do better in August. My goal is to be near the bottom of the 170s by the end of August (I'm at 180 as of this morning).
I'd be up for a challenge! I'm doing the 10 lb challenge in August from the challenges board (did the July one and didn't make it). And one of the other sparkteams I'm on is doing weekly challenges. This week we added 20 minutes of walking into our daily routines. It's really helped me get into a groove this week.
I'm back! Sorry about that AWOL... I had a ton of errands yesterday and today I started training for a new job. I was gone ALL day, and then took a walk this evening after I got home. We actually walked to the store -- in this heat -- I must be acclimating after all. I was exhausted but had to move this body after sitting all day long.
How's everyone doing?
July is just about over. It is back to school very soon here, next week for some. So it is time to focus in on goals, and maybe a challenge for us here on the East Valley team.
We didn't get hail either with storms earlier in the week and we're at Val Vista/Southern... Weird...
Waterparks here are all pretty much the same - been to Big Surf, Waterworld, and Sunsplash. I'd personally stick closer to home because of the gas prices.
If you really enjoy the lazy river - you should try Salt River Tubing. It's not far at all for us to go here in the east valley, but you have to be at least 4 feet tall - so not great if you have little kids. Just make sure you pack lots of water, and use the sunscreen liberally. I got burned pretty badly a couple weeks ago despite 3 applications of sunscreen. You can do the whole or just a part so it takes between 2 and 5 hours to float down the river.
While it was fun...I have to say it was way too far to go for that type of thing. It looks way bigger on the map online! But, the kids had alot of fun and that is what matters right? lol Make sure to get coupons or buy online (much cheaper)
no they weren't. We thought about it, but...i guess thinking and not doing doesnt get you anywhere does it..lol. We had one of those basketball hoops, you know the big ones that you can put in your front yard (instead of the ones cemented to the ground), and it just about fell on top of our car. If it wasnt for the fact that we were watching the storm from our garage it would have landed on my car. My DH ran out and grabbed it and pulled it in the garage before it turned completely over and those hoops are HEAVY!
"You never know here!" LOL, isn't that the truth? Watching that storm approach this evening, I still didn't know if it would rain. I started thinking to myself that here in AZ, you don't know if it will until 5 full minutes after it begins. Sure enough, after all that low rumbling thunder and lightning sparks in the air, we just had a few minutes of rain. Got interesting photos though but haven't uploaded them to the computer yet.
It'll be interesting to see what tomorrow brings. I'm going to get out early for a good long walk. The cloudy weather makes it seem not quite as hot.
How's everyone doing anyway? Tell us how things are coming with your diet, exercise, whatever...
Up too late again! So didn't wake until 8 and it was already 90 degrees, now I have to take dd by her school so it looks like I'll be doing videos again, unless I force myself down to the community pool.
What are you all during for exercise doing these hot, hot days?
July in Arizona. LOL, well, I guess that's nothing to get too excited about ... after all, we don't want to raise our temperature anymore than it is. I just returned from a trip back east where it was very humid, so, yes, there is always a trade-off of some kind or another.
Whew! it is hot out there, I just returned from a walk and the temperature is 89 degrees but it felt like more in the sunny spots. Regardless, we have to keep moving so here are some tips to remember:
1) Make a plan for what type of exercise to do during this extreme heat, e.g. swimming or videos to be done indoors.
2) If you're going to be exercising outdoors, try to do so before the sun has risen all the way or wait till it is going down. Cover your head, and wear loose clothing.
3) Get plenty of water in your system, those fluids must be replaced. Consider adding trace minerals in your water to replace the salts and other minerals your body loses when sweating, or use electrolyte-type drinks.
4) Get your fill of summer fruits, they not only help cool your body but are cleansing to your system as well.
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