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July review and August goals

Friday, August 03, 2018

My first goal for July was to exercise at least ten minutes a day. My second goal was to do cardio at least 5 days a week, and to do yoga and strength training at least 3 days a week each. My third goal was to take a walk at a park at least three times. I met all three goals! After being very unmotivated in June, I got my motivation back in July. One thing I did that helped was that most days I exercised first thing in the morning. Another thing I did that helped was to plan out all my exercise for the entire month on July 1st. I got a calendar and wrote down what days I would do cardio, what days I would do yoga, and what days I would do strength training. I didn’t follow the plan exactly, but I came close.

My first two goals for August will be the same as July. I want to exercise at least ten minutes a day, and I want to do cardio at least 5 days a week, plus yoga and strength training at least 3 days a week each. For my third goal I want to complete SparkPeople’s 28-Day Home Workout Challenge. I signed up for it on the first. It is a mixture of cardio and strength training, and it will give me some variety in my workouts. My fourth goal is to work on doing push-ups. I read a SparkPeople article that explained how you could progress from wall push-ups to regular push-ups. This is what it says: “Perform incline pushups on a set of stairs. Stand at the landing and place your hands on the fourth or fifth step in front of you, and assume the pushup position with your legs straight. When you can do 2-3 sets of 10-12 repetitions on that step, then progress by moving to the next step down. Continue to "walk" down the steps over time as you get stronger. Once you can do about 10 pushups on the first step, you're ready for the real thing!” I am currently working on doing the push-ups on the fifth step.

Here are some pictures from the three parks where I walked in July.

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    emoticon emoticon on meeting your goals in July! I always work out in the morning so I can't make excuses for not exercising. I think it's awesome that you planned out the whole month with what exercises you did on certain days. The pics of the parks you visited last month were really great! Wishing you lots of success with your push-ups and your home workout challenge. emoticon
    123 days ago
  • MELAMA210
    emoticon on your July goals!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon in August!!
    125 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    emoticon on your July goals! Loved your information on how to progress from a wall push up to a regular push up. Maybe that will help me also. Great goals for August. I am sure you will have much success. Thank you for sharing your photos. They are beautiful. emoticon emoticon
    125 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    I love the pic.Way to go on your July goals and you have some smart goals for August.
    126 days ago
  • MNEME2
    emoticon on a great July! Beautiful pix of the park. Wishing you the best August!
    128 days ago
    Woo hoo! Way to go on making your exercise goals! Exercising in the morning always works best for me, too. I think that’s great that you planned the whole month out on July 1st! I love all the pics of the parks you went to! Good luck with the push ups and also the Home Workout Challenge. I will have to check that out!
    128 days ago
    I am so proud of you for meeting all your goals in July. I just knew you could do it!!! Making out that workout visual chart was a really good idea. Also, thanks for posting the pictures of those parks you went to. If I lived close to those beautiful places, I'd be hiking there all the time. Absolutely beautiful. I love the ferns. Anyway, I'm just really proud of you and I know you can do just as good this month. Good start on those push-up!!!
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    128 days ago
    Congratulations on meeting your goals in July. I like the idea of planning out exercises for the month. Beautiful scenery. Is that Kudzu?
    128 days ago
    emoticon lovely!
    128 days ago
    Awesome scenery. Thanks for sharing.
    128 days ago
    The park are beautiful. Looks like some awesome hiking and trails. All the best on meeting your challenges.
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