July Goal #1 & #2 : Do 30 minutes of cardio every day. Do weight training three times a week. -This is a tough one for me, because I REALLY don't like to exercise. But I pushed myself hard this month and there were only two days when I didn't do some kind of cardio or weights. I'm finding the more consistently I exercise, the less I hate it. By the end of the month, I was even doing 45 minutes rather than 30. I will admit I would still rather be relaxing on the couch with my knitting . . . . but the workouts aren't the tortuous time in Hell they used to be.
July Goal #3 : Continue to track my meals and snacks, staying within the guidelines set for me to lose weight. - This is an easier goal for me because I am
I'm proud to say that my July Goals led to some pretty good results!! I lost 8 pounds in July. Before we all get too excited about that, I should point out that I had gained some weight on the cruise, so overall I'm only down a couple of pounds from where I started. I'm still proud though!
More importantly to me, since mid-June I've lost 1 3/4 inches from my waist, 2 inches from my hips and an inch from my thighs. That tells me that I'm losing fat and building muscle. That's really what is most important to me anyway.
So, what is up for August? Although it sounds like I did really well in July, there are a few areas where I have slipped. Mainly drinking water and eating fruits and vegetables. So those will be my first two goals this month.
- Get back to drinking 8 glasses of water each day.
- Eat 6 to 8 servings for fruits and vegetables each day.
- Kick the cardio up to 40 minutes every day.