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Looking ahead to August

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Since tomorrow is August 1 (also my son's birthday!), I am putting my August goals out there so I can be accountable and hopefully the scale will move down even more than what it has been.

1. I want to lose at least 4 lbs by August 30.

2. I will work out for at least 30 min. 3-4x/week.

3. I still hope to inspire my hubby to work out on a more regular basis.

4. I will log all food eaten, even the not so good stuff.

5. I will find healthier snacks!

6. I will start focusing on getting ready to go back to school (first day 8/26).

July was a great month for me. I've been able to spend a lot of time with the kids since my son is recovering from surgery. I've become a pro at building Legos!! He's doing better now and his other cast will come off on the 11th. When my teenage daughter comes out of her room, I'm able to spend time with her too, LOL!!

Being home allowed me the time to devote to actually getting up and be motivated to lose some weight and change my lifestyle. I still wish that the scale would've moved a little more, but that will come with time. I logged in over 750 fitness minutes. I'm very happy about this. I like how this feels. I found that I like to run. Like I said in a previous blog, I'm not great at it, but I'm doing it and that's more important.

Funny story, my best friend, who's a runner, wanted me to join her in a 100 mile, 30 day challenge. It's like 4-5 miles per day. I told her I've only been actually running for like 2-3 weeks and I just got up to 18 minutes yesterday. Needless to say, she understood why I declined :)

I think that by having my goals spelled out will help in my journey. Having my short term goals will get me to the bigger one.

If I can help anyone in any way with their journey, please let me know. I would love to help :)

Thanks so much for reading my blog and I wish you all best of luck in August!!
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    You have clearly outlined what you want to do and by when you want it accomplished, so you have a functional plan. That's a great first step :) You like to run, that's wonderful! So what if your not ready to participate in a 100 mile challenge, don't let that dampen your spirits, you'll get there soon enough. If it had been me i'd have told my friend, "if you see me running you better start running too because something is chasing me!"

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    Comment edited on: 8/1/2014 6:56:12 PM
    Well there you go, motivating me again!
    Sometimes I amaze myself with the simple things that I don't do but should. (write it down and share)
    Good luck with achieving your goals this month. You seem so organized and positive that I'm sure you will reach them! emoticon
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    emoticon On all that you accomplished in July and congrats on your fitness minutes! emoticon
    I wish you the best on your August goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    They seem like really achievable goals - good on you for putting them out there! You have almost a month to gain new habits that you can easily stick to once school starts - emoticon
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    It feels good to put your goals in your blog for everyone to see, because you know you told people you were going to do it and it makes you feel like you NEED to do it more than if you didn't. I've been trying that in mine and it helps me quite a bit when I feel like giving up or that something isn't too important, I remember that I want to prove it to myself and others that I can and will meet my goals. So I hope you find your doing so just as helpful!
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