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EOTM Wrap-up

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wow, that was fast! June zoomed by about as quickly as those Mazdas in the old "zoom-zoom" commercials. So, out with the old, in with the new! Time to recap, reflect, restate, & recharge!

My June goals included:

1. Working on my lower body via the squats challenge emoticon
I did not stick to the squats challenge, but I did incorporate more lower body strength exercises and have really seen some improvements in the appearance of my thighs. (I'm much more confident wearing shorts now, yay!)

2. Continuing the Runner's World running streak through July 4th emoticon
Although I have missed a day or two here or there, I have tracked some serious miles for this month. I even crossed the 100 mile mark on my nike running app (which I don't use all the time)!

3. Improving my water intake emoticon
I'm on track to beat my water intake for the month of May! Which is awesome considering May has 31 days compared to June's 30! Go Me!

4. Decreasing my body fat emoticon
According to my scale, I have dropped 2% of my body fat since the beginning of the month! WooHoo!!!

I am very pleased with the progress I have made throughout this month. The running streak definitely has kept me consistent in my weekly cardio regimen. I am attributing much of the body fat decrease to the incorporation of a regular strength training routine.

I've also picked up a few challenges throughout the month of June that will carry on through July, so my goals for this coming month will be targeted to getting results for those challenges.

Goal #1: Reduce fastest 10k time to 45 minutes.
This goal really speaks to my competitive nature. The nike running app on my cell phone makes it really easy to keep track of my pace and encourages you to try and beat your fastest times.

Goal #2: Reduce body fat by at least 2.5%
I know that this one is going to require a lot of commitment to both my eating plan and exercise regimin, so the next few goals will go hand in hand to help achieve this one.

Goal #3: Run at least 18 miles per week

Goal #4: Incorporate strength training 5 days per week

Goal #5: Eat Paleo at least 3 days each week

Goal #6: No store bought candy for the entire month of July
This goal goes along with my "cut the crap" plan & is greatly a test of will!

All these goals are making me giddy! I'm so excitedto meet "end of July" Alecia, lol!

I really love sparkpeople, each and every one of you are full of so much positive energy. Sparkpeople is like my second sun! The energy we put into encouraging, inspiring and motivating others is reciprocated a thousand-fold and we continue to fuel and be fueled by this endless stream of positive energy. May all of our sparks continue to burn ever so brightly, and may our journeys be the flames that ignite the spark of change to a healthier lifestyle in others.
Spark on, friends, Spark on! emoticon
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