For myself, well August didn't go as well as I would have liked, but not unhappy with it either. Here is my review of myself:
1. I only lost 1.5 pounds. I wanted to lose 5 or more. While, not thrilled, I am not unhappy either, as I lost an inch in my waist, a half inch in each thigh. I was able to fit into a pair of pants I had not been able to in a year, though need to pick up the pace on crunches as the pants create some love handles...UGH! But, I can zip them, where I couldn't a year ago. Plus a pair of shorts that I had not been able to wear for a year, are now starting to fit a little loose in areas. So this brings me happiness.
2. I have been very active with strength training, getting more definition in my arms and legs. There is a lot less jiggly going on in these areas and you can actually see muscle shapes taking form!! Though not happy with myself on the issue of crunches. I know I have been avoiding them and it is time to get serious about them. Also, the cardio is not picking up as much as I would like, though not a lack of desire, just a lack of balance.
3. I hope to pick up the pace on Cardio and crunches, while maintaining a good strength workout. I need to make up a schedule, though allowing for dizziness issues a little fluctuation, that I can follow and stick to it the best I can, maybe moving some things around during the week so everything gets done.
4. As for the sodium, well I kept it in check mostly. I did have a couple of days where I felt I went over a bit or pushed the high end of what I could eat, as it makes me very dizzy when I do this. But overall happy with how I managed the intake.
I am not unhappy with last month, though know I can do better and there is always room for improvement.
Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team
Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team
The greatest success is the ability to rise from failure.
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. " - Walt Disney
| Pounds lost: 17.0