Ummm, so….I guess we’re at the end of July?
I’ll be honest and say that while July was a great month, it was probably not great goal-wise. I had a lot of my plate and spent this past week merely trying to stay afloat without much thought of my progress toward my goals.
But – that’s perfectly okay.
Why? Because I don’t feel like I’ve failed, and that’s really all that matters.
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|Drink more water! My massage therapist mentioned I was feeling dehydrated last week, so I know I need to cut back on the iced coffee and increase the water consumption. My goal is to finish 4 bottles (1.5L) while at work each day.||I don't think I quite hit 4 bottles each day, but came very close to 3 each day, and I felt more hydrated, so I'm calling it a success.|
|Keep on working toward hitting 10,000 steps a day. May was awesome and June wasn't so awesome, so it's always a work in progress. I've been focused on blogging and working through lunches so I do need to change that. I've also noticed my FitBit seems to be tracking lower than it previously did (1900 steps to work now compared to 2300 previously) so I need to figure out if it need to be re calibrated or something.||This was definitely not a success. I'm not sure why, but I just didn't walk as much in July as in other months.|
|Participate in (and complete!) the Barre Body Studio summer challenge. It's free to sign up and has a goal of attending 20 classes between July 20 and the end of August. Since I'm going to Hawaii in September, I figure this is a great way to tone up.||I'm having such a great time going to barre and doing the challenge with Jen and Leslie. As of yesterday, I've made it to 6 of 20 classes and have complete 4 of 6 bonuses (the bonus counts as class in case we can't attend all 20).|
|Go to BodyPump once a week. Leslie and I thought we'd be able to try for Monday before the Bachelorette, a lot of gyms are now on summer schedules, so I'm hoping I can go on Thursdays after work.||This hasn't happened. Not because I haven't wanted to, but because I've ended up having every Thursday booked in July.|
|Run commute to work 2-3 times a week. On Monday I carried all of my lunches for the week to work, so all I have to do is whip up my smoothie and run the 6.5km (4ish miles) to work in the morning.||This also didn't happen. I commuted once and then realized it's more like 8km to run to work. I'm hoping to do this more in August, though.|
|Get out on my bike at least once a week. Now that it's finally fixed, it's time to put it to good use!||I haven't gone out as much as I've liked, but it's easy for me to bike to/from work and barre, so hopefully I can do that more in August as well.|
|Better utilize SPUD for meal planning. My delivery days have now changed to Friday and I feel like that will work so much better for meal planning and prep than Mondays. It means I need to decide things ahead of time, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.||Right after I published this, SPUD decided to revamp their ambassador program, so I've reapplied, but I know they're looking for new people. Regardless, I've really enjoyed partnering with them over the past (almost) 2 years.|
|Be more cognizant of eating when I'm at home in the evenings. During the day I eat what I bring to work. I'm honestly too cheap to buy food, so I'll just eat what I bring. In the evening I might have a drink, I'll snack, I'll have dinner, I'll have dessert and it really just feels like a bit too much. I'm glad to say that even when I'm eating more and not working out as much my weight has been steady, but it would also be really nice to start seeing my weight go down.||I discovered M&Ms in a drawer in my house, so this probably hasn't gone as well as it could have...|
|Keep my summer blogging goals in the forefront of my mind.||I'll be recapping these for you sometime next week - stay tuned!|
|Don't feel let down by the inevitable decrease in pageviews over the summer.||I suppose I'm doing okay here? They've dropped off more than in previous years and I'm working with GA support to determine if there's an error in the code on my site.|
|Keep working on decluttering! I've been doing well now that I've decided on a purpose for my second bedroom - I just need to do some more decluttering so I can finish it off and have it be nice and useful.||My spare room is finally looking good and I have a list of items I'm going to be selling since I don't use them anymore, so I feel like I'm making progress.|
|Deal better with my laundry. Laundry is my number one downfall when it comes to tidying. I can tidy my kitchen and (mostly) deal with clutter, but I haaaaaaate dealing with laundry!||It's well known I don't love laundry, but I've decided I just need to suck it up and do it since I'm much happier when my house is organized.|
As much as I try to fight this idea, I know it’s true and it works for me. Thanks Gretchen!
|Set aside time to relax each week. Already my summer is super crazy busy, and I consciously planned to not have it be super busy||As busy as July has been, I think I've done a good job relaxing. It means I've had to say no to some visits with friends, but overall I'm feeling good.|
|Save save save for Hawaii! My flights are all booked (whee!) so now any money I need is just for food and fun things (I'm lucky in that I have a place to stay!).||I'm making some progress here! I chatted with Lindsay earlier this week and have a good idea of what I want to do and how much it'll cost, so that's been quite helpful. Not much longer!|
Do you find you struggle with your goals over the summer months?
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