Monday, July 3, 2017

Expecting Perfection Will Hinder Progress

Hey guys! It's JULY! How crazy is that? I am so excited for this month. I am going to make some big things happen in July! Before getting to that, I wanted to share my most recent weigh-in video with you all.

If you don't have 5 minutes to watch the full video, I'll give you the quick run-down here:
- I am 1.5 lbs. down on the scale from the week before!
- I am doing really well with staying with calories and drinking all of my water throughout the work-week!
- I am struggling to stay on track during the weekends but, I'm not letting it stop me from doing my best on those days when we don't have fun things planned like date-nights, birthday parties, picnics, etc. 
- I am not putting my life on hold to lose this weight. Current mood: if I'm at a birthday party, give me some cake.
I really believe half of the battle of losing weight is maintaining a healthy perspective on the journey ahead. Expecting perfection is just going to hinder my progress. It's summer and we have a lot of fun events coming up {like a 4th of July picnic tomorrow}. I'm not going to skip out on the fun {and yummy food} just because I'm trying to lose weight. 

{disclaimer: my husband helped me eat this & we still didn't finish it}
I'm going to have my cake {or ice cream for instance this weekend} and eat it too, all while losing weight. It's called balance and I'm going to try and remind myself of this often.

So, as for the "big things" coming up in July, I have a few to mention.
- I am going to continue working on losing weight for my 30 by 30 challenge.
- My weight-loss goal for July is 5 lbs. which would bring me down to 232.3 lbs. at the end of the month! {wow, I haven't seen that number in years -- can't wait!}
- My husband has been practicing with our church's worship team every Wednesday evening lately and he'll be playing his electric guitar on stage with them for the first time this coming Sunday!
- I will be watching my little brother, Evan, a couple times a week in afternoons this month which will be really fun for Piper to have a playmate on those days.
- I joined Jazzercise again! They had an amazing deal going on {$50 for two months plus free childcare during classes} so, I guess that "season" I was hoping to come back around {read more here: Why I Quit Jazzercise}, is here again! I can't wait to take my first class {in 6 months} this week!
I am so excited for the month of July. I have so much energy, and I am feeling great! We have a lot of fun new things going on in our life right now and I am looking forward to it all.

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