Monday, July 5, 2021

Goals for July 2021

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day! We had a great weekend celebrating with our family! Look at these cute kids of ours. We feel so blessed to live where we do with these sweet American girls of ours!

I know we just celebrated the 4th of July but, it still is hard for me to believe that it's actually July. I mean, the weather for sure seems like it but, I just can't believe how fast this year is flying by! That's just what happens when you're having fun, right? It's also what happens when you have a baby that just turned 7 months old yesterday... update coming soon!

Since it's a new month, dare I say that I am ready to set some new goals? If you were around a couple months ago, I was feeling mighty motivated in May to set my first postnatal weight-loss goal. Come to find, I wasn't quite ready to do so. Honestly, I still might not be fully ready but, I do feel like giving it a try.

Basically, in my opinion, trying to lose weight during the first year after having a baby should only be done with an insurmountable amount of grace and patience. The first year after having a baby is not the time for putting your body through any more pressure than it is already under. I'm saying this for myself and for anyone with a baby right now - that baby will not be staying a baby! You can push pause on weight-loss goals but you can't push pause on your baby growing up. So, remember to keep a certain kind of balance in mind when moving forward in this area.

With that said, I am going to try to lose some weight this month! I'm not setting a goal amount as much as just a general goal of losing weight. My husband is in on this, too! Especially after having 10 days straight of a family staycation and eating like we were on vacation, we're both ready to get back on track and start feeling better!

Water Goal

I am going to stick to trying to drink 80-120 oz of water each day, and make sure not to drink any coffee until I finish 40 ounces of my water. For some reason, that really helps me stay on track with my water goal. 

Nutrition Goal

I am making it a goal to track and stay within my my nutrition goals through My Fitness Pal for 5/7 days each week.

Activity Goal

With summer activities in full swing, my evening walks/runs have not been happening. I am making it a goal to take some intentional time for walking and/or running 3x/week!

Hopefully by sticking to these goals, I will see some weight-loss on the scale this month! Either way, I am going to keep trying to make living healthier a priority and desire for myself. How about you?

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