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AUGUST GOALS and the recap of miserable July!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Oh, let's start with the miserable recap and get the nasty stuff out of the way.

3 flying trips to my mother's on health issues - two being ER days. I think the biggest issue is she lives alone and dwells too much. It would be nicer for both of us if we had a better relationship, but try as I might, she is a non-participant when it comes to giving to a relationship. This causes me much stress and guilt and I have a hard time putting it in perspective.

Then there was Sam. My beloved boy. I still can't go back to it so suffice to say, my heart is still mending. Still causing me some moments of teary grief, but life is calmer in the house on many issues.

That was July and I hope to not have a repeat.

AUGUST CHALLENGE FOR AMBER AMAZON WARRIORS

Adios July! Hello August. emoticon Organized a new workout schedule, Went to the makeup store and bought me some goodies, reset my sparkpage, made a walk date for work - 4 things - ALL for me and new for Aug.

Utilize your best strengths.1. Renewed my ST program - gonna start at the beginning and go for it 2. I am a good listener. 3. I am a good problem solver 4. I am an independent thinker

Get the measuring tape back out. emoticon

Update Spark. emoticon

Show off! List NSV (non-scale victories) emoticon 1. did a 17 min mi on the tread (good for me) 2. Stayed in my range. 3. had ayogurt over ice cream 4. had roasted veggies when I really wanted corn on the cob.

Tell someone you love them. emoticon

Great "feel good" challenge and I am still working on it. Thanks Maura!!

Started the 8 Week Battle #12 - I have done this one twice before. The first of the two was really good, the second round - not so much. Decided to try it again. This is a challenge where I just participate - don't have to worry about pleasing people or taking care of too much. It is a just for me thing.

Took the Fitness Test and did better than expected. Have publicly declare my fresh start. Talked to a gal at WW about walking at lunch - my work partner is not into hot weather and neither am I but I MUST do this.

Took a hard look at why I am where I am and what to do about it. I know I have "restarted" a million times and while this may end up no better than before, bottom line - I am still trying. I have not given up.

I have Daily Goals:
Daily Accountability for:
____Point - WW Points 29
____Water: 8
____Point - Supplements
____Point - Fruits/Veg
____Point - Cardio mins: minimum of 20/day
____Miles: at least 1 miles of exercise a day
____Point - Strength: Sun, Tues, Thurs (45-60 min)
____Streak 1 - No obscene sugar
____Streak 2 - Dry Brushing Before Shower
____Streak 3 - No Use of a Salt Shaker

This is a basic MUST DO list for every day and with this I think I will get where I want to be.

Come by once in a while and cheer me on - I sure could use it!!
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  • ALPHASENIOR
    Oh, please, don't be so hard on yourself! Your daily schedule is wonderful but don't beat yourself up if you skip one little thing.
    Your determination is admirable; overcoming adversity saps lot of your energy; so balance it all, my dear, balance!
    I'm looking forward to reading your next blog about a calmer Warrior Woman.
    Pauline
    3294 days ago
  • ROUNDTOWNMOM
    You can do it............pom-poms out cheering you on!

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    WE can do it............cheering myself on..........!!! emoticon
    3299 days ago
  • WENDY27
    I'm here to cheer you on. I know emoticon And I'm here to cheer you on every step of the way.
    3299 days ago
  • PKCTTS
    I've come to the conclusion that "trying" is a permanent condition for my life. LOL

    But, think what the alternative would look like if we hadn't been trying for the past many years. You will do what you need to - you always do.
    3300 days ago
  • CLAIREESE
    Bring it on! You can do it girl! The biggest and best part is NEVER give UP!! You got it girl...so go with it.
    3300 days ago
  • FITFOODIE806
    "bottom line - I am still trying" exactly! That, in itself, is very impressive. I hope August is peaceful and strong for you.
    (I'm glad you liked the challenge. I think we all needed it)
    3301 days ago
  • JOYCERN12
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Go Jan, Go!!!
    3301 days ago
  • DENAMARIE1
    I LOVE your renewed spirit!!! August is going to be a great month for you!!!!!
    3301 days ago
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