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Goodbye May, Hello June

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Its hard to believe that we are already half way through the year! It seems unreal that the time is whizzing by so quickly! I'm definitely not complaining, though... I like the warmer temps and summer time activities! Summertime activities … vacations and trips; cookouts, parties and get-togethers … can bring great fun and enjoyment into our lives but they can also be an added source of stress - distracting us from staying on track with our healthy lifestyle goals. Keeping this in mind, my overall goal for the summer is to consistently create a balance between the usual summertime fun activities and staying on track with my fitness and nutrition program. As such, My goals for May were to
1) lose at least 1 inch from my arms, waist and hips;
2) lose at least 4 lbs

So, how did I do on those goal? Well, I am pleased to say that I met both goals. I lost 3/4 inch from my arms, an inch from my waist and a shade less than an inch from my hip. I also lost 5 pounds. May was an unusually busy month for me which cut down on my participation level with my teams. I was able to stay on track with my goals thanks to exercising first thing in the mornings and to weekend meal prep and batch cooking. Holding May as a preview of what June and the rest of summer will be like, my goals for June are:
1. lose 4 lbs
2. stick to my planned daily fitness and nutrition program
3. check in with my Spark teams at least 3 times per week.

Plan of action:
*** Plan, prep and batch cook meals as much as possible on the weekend
*** Eat within calorie range … 1200 and 1550 cal/day
*** Include protein in every meal and
*** Avoid eating carbs (other than fibrous carbs) after 5 pm.
*** Drink at least 10 cups water/day

*** Do between 60 to 90 minutes of planned fitness activities [strength training plus cardio] 6 days/week.
To get these workouts in I will be using
1. videos from:
*** myfitstation.com
*** Fitness Blender
2. The Elliptical trainer plus walking outdoors

*** Read a motivational quote/saying/poem/story daily
*** Take at least 30 mins me time each day - doing something that I enjoy.
*** Include at least one healthy habit in all summertime fun activities 
*** Reward - A new beach towel
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You were doing really great when you wrote this! emoticon

    You are really good at making plans! emoticon

    I'm sorry that I am just now getting to this, but I've been behind in my emails, and my blog subscriptions. I am almost caught up with my SparkPeople emails!

    I hope that you will have a really emoticon summer this year!
    1047 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon on your May accomplishments!! And wishing you well for JUNE!! emoticon emoticon
    1762 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations on meeting and exceeding your May goals. WooHoo! Having a plan and working it sure made a difference when you were so busy in May.

    June sounds just as doable. And you included a reward for yourself. Thanks for the reminder - I had totally left that out of my goals plan. I'll let you know what I've decided.

    1763 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon on your success in May despite it being an unusually busy month! You have set some realistic and achievable goals for June. I have no doubt you'll be successful! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1763 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    I'm convinced as I am getting older, "someone out there" is speeding up time! emoticon
    1763 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    emoticon You have got this together!
    You have realistic goals and a great plan!
    Now all you have to do is stick to it!
    Keep Sparking!
    1763 days ago
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