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August Goals

Monday, August 06, 2012

Summer is proving to be a very difficult time for me on this journey. Not sure if its all the BBQing or the want to be sitting outside as opposed to working out, but I have not been sticking to any sort of plan.

The only days I have really been working out, are the days I have the trainer. Now why am I spending all of this money on a trainer, if I am not going to follow a nutrition plan, or do any other exercise other than that? What a waste.

I did do both my runs in July, and had a great time in the Warrior Dash. The July 4th run was extremely humid so its no surprise that my time was a minute slower in that run. Ok, on to August.

This month I plan on getting things back in order. I start classes on September 17th so I really need to get my butt in gear now.

Nutrition - Ugg, what to do, what to do! I really need to work on healthier options at home. I want to start cooking more healthy foods on the weekends, so I can have healthy foods during the week after work. I think it comes down to more freggies. If I could stay on top of this, and turn down junk food more often I would be golden.

Exercise - This is easier for me when it gets cold because exercise warms me up. This should get easier for me as we get closer to fall and things start cooling down.

Water - I am good to go!

Personal - I want to organize all my scrapbook materials, and everything I save in case I want to use it in the book. My problem is I don't like to get rid of much so I have pretty much everything my kids have ever done in school. Quite excessive and it all needs to be gone through, organized and stuff tossed out!

Hmm, that sums it up. Nothing really decisive on how to get to where I want to be because I am constantly a work in progress right now. I am just not sure where to start. Am I just doomed for the summer months?
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  • CANDOK1260
    2111 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    Just keep thinking of each new day as a time to meet new challenges - my schedule is never the same in the warmer months and I find it much easier to slack off, both in exercise and nutrition. I'm learning to look at my nutrition and exercise on a weekly basis rather than on a daily one. I've found that I'm not really doing as badly as one "off day" makes me think I am.
    Stay determined, focused, and positive!
    2113 days ago
    I think it's always harder when the normal routine doesn't apply. I bet it will get easier for you when the girls go back to school, then again when you go back. Even though you'll have more demands, you'll be forced to stay more organized and get things done that seem easier to put off right now.

    I like your plan to start investigating ways to get more freggies and plan your meals for the weekend & week. If I don't plan my meals in advance, I simply cannot stick with my nutritional ranges.

    Give yourself a break on the exercise while it's hot since you know you'll do more once the weather cools off some.

    You can do whatever you set your mind to! Happy August!
    2113 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan for fall! I know that I have really struggled this summer, too. It is this god awful heat! It has been in the 90's and 100's here on and off for weeks. I know I can't wait for fall to get here - I love the cool sweater weather! Good luck! emoticon
    2113 days ago
    No - you are NOT doomed in the summer months because you're NEVER giving up!!!
    I know what you mean though - it's just so much harder in the summer.

    You have a great plan for August! Stick to it. Post it everywhere you look! emoticon
    2113 days ago
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