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Strut Your Stuff Sunday!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Here we are at the beginning of a new month! Have you set your goals for the month?? I have set mine.

July Goals

1. Lose 10 pounds

2. 1600 Fitness Minutes for the month

3. 5 or more Freggies/day

4. 100 SparkPoints/day

5. To do a blog every day

6. Drink 12 glasses of water/day

I had a slight gain for last week. I gained 0.2 but that is in the past. I am in a new week in a new month and it is a new day. I am strutting my stuff today because I look great! I am wearing a pair of shorts that were difficult to put on last year. They are still kind of tight but not as bad as before. I expect to see a change in the fit by the end of the month!

So today is Strut Your Stuff Sunday! We are celebrating our successes and really taking a look at our progress so far.

Look back at your goals you set for June. How did you make out? Did you meet them all? How will you increase them for July?

Get in front of the mirror! I know, that is a big request for those of us who have shied away from the mirror for years. It is time to delve into that area of our journey. It is time to look at our bodies and see what all this work we are doing has done to change our bodies. What changes do you see? My face is slimmer. I an see a difference in my waist is smaller. Strut your stuff in front of that mirror!

Do you feel differently? I have so much more energy. I feel stronger and happier. I am starting to feel muscles that I haven't felt in a while so I know that they are toning up!!! Do you see any changes in your attitude? How about changes in your outlook on life and your journey?

Maybe the scale didn't get with the program for you as you would have liked. Did you take your measurements last month? Take them today and see the difference. I have to take mine today. I am excited to see my progress. If you haven't taken your measurements yet, do that today and then next month you can check the difference. This is a better way to track your progress.

How did you do with your eating last month? What can you do differently in July? I wasn't really focusing on my food but it did get better as the month progressed. In this month, I will pay more attention to fruits and veggies. It has always been easy to skip them but I plan to really focus on them in July and going forward.

There are lots of challenges out there that you can join. If you need a push or a kick in the butt, look for a challenge or 2 to join to get you motivated and challenged to push forward.

If you feel like you have been slacking a bit in an area or 2 or more, maybe try blogging about it and sharing what you are working on and what your daily progress is. This will keep you accountable.

If you have dropped the ball and taken a detour from your journey, this is the perfect time to get started again! Set your goals, make your plan and get going. emoticon

o Strut your stuff today!!!
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  • no profile photo CD12405895
    Your so awesome!!

    As I'm reading I'm answering some of your questions. I did make out July's goals, I like yours!!

    Way to focus on your goals and the self talk, is wonderful!!

    Hugs and prayers lil Lady.
    3234 days ago
  • ADOUPE
    I love your attitude! You have a great plan for July, I think I will follow!
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    3235 days ago
  • DESERTJULZ
    I love the way you are holding yourself accountable and encouraging the rest of us to do the same! My biggest goals for July include completing "The Spark" and also completing the SP 5k Your Way training program, up to and including my 5k Walk!
    3235 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10770136
    Hey Susan! Reading your blog puts me in the perfect mindframe to start the week. I had a slip this weekend but thats in the past. Have a wonderful Day!
    3236 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12422498
    Way to prepare my sparky friend! :)
    3236 days ago
  • EATVEGAN
    Hey, I'm going to strut my stuff and join Stormy's challenge, if I can. I'd like to lose 10 lbs this month. If you shoot for the stars, you may hit them, or at least the moon. Great blog, Susan. emoticon
    Mom
    3236 days ago
  • STORMY96
    emoticon plan...in case anyone is interested in losing 10 pounds in July,
    Id like to invite you to join in my challenge to lose 10 pound in July. i know some of us might be saying 10 pounds? that is too much! cant do it! But i here to tell u i did it for 7 months straight, b4 i got sick with cancer and had dropped out for a yr and a half. if u stay within ur calories that are alotted and if u track everything that passes ur lips u can do it too. I was never one that stayed on a diet more than 3 weeks at a time, and then I'd get discouraged and dropped off. i lost 75 pounds just doing calorie counting and tracking to make sure i never went over. i barely exercised ...i am handicapped and i cant do exercises in the conventional way but i flapped my arms while sitting and leg raises. very minimal stuff. the idea was to keep moving and i did that. so i know with disipline, encouragement and motivation u can too.. so i invite u to come and join me on my 10 pound challenge! emoticon emoticon
    click on link below! or if that doesnt work cut and paste it! please join me on my new journey to begin again!!

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/
    myspark/messageboard.asp?imboar
    d=8&imparent=20382797&strViewTh
    isPage=5
    3236 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    I'm careful to keep my goals in sight. But how do you lose 10 pounds in one month? Yikes! I wish I could do that. I'm trying not to set weight goals. Instead, I'm working my program and looking at the weigh-in more as a guide to make sure I'm going in the right direction. I'm hard enough on myself already, so I try not to set myself up for failure!

    Sounds like you're doing good today. You've got a lot of good ideas there. Thanks for the motivation.
    3236 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5178852
    I want to follow your lead! Good planning!
    3236 days ago
  • FREELY-LYNN77
    Okay. I'm going to have to set my strut your stuff plans...
    3236 days ago
  • SHRINK_U
    So glad you fit into your shorts! That is great. Here's to a successful July!!
    3236 days ago
  • CARMEL_466
    Wonderful blog and you hit on everything I need to make July a successful month. Great goals for July.

    Strutting my stuff today! emoticon

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    3236 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/1/2012 4:34:47 PM
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