Tuesday, September 3, 2013

August Results and September Goals

Hello friends, and welcome to September!

It takes skill to catch them both blinking at the same time.

I hope that you all had a nice and restful Labor Day Weekend. We were very busy, and had a lot of fun! We had a Rehearsal Dinner on Friday, a Wedding on Saturday, a picnic on Sunday and another picnic on Monday. I managed to fit in some time for running on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I am really glad that I did. Fitting in time for fitness is so important. My morning run was a little part of the day that was mine, and only mine. It’s nice to set aside some time for yourself. Actually, in some cases, it’s almost necessary to do so.

My husband and I at the wedding on Saturday.

If you've been following my journey this past month, you’ll know that I had set some goals for myself to accomplish in August. If I had to give myself a grade, I think that I would give myself a B+ as toward my effort and ability in accomplishing my goals for August. That’s a passing grade in my book!

August Goals:

Break out of the 230's
- I lost a total of 6.2 lbs in the month of August. On August 31st, I weighed in at 231.8 lbs. While I didn’t break out of the 230’s, I got myself much closer than where I started at the beginning of the month!

Track calories for 6/7 days a week 
- I did this for the majority of the month.

Exercise 4/7 days a week 
- I did this for the majority of the month.

Drink 64 ounces of water daily 
- I may have missed a few days, but I significantly increased my water intake this month!

Get 7-8 hours of sleep a day
- I did this for about 90% of the month.

Now that August is over, it’s time to focus on September. I had come up with some goals this weekend, but have decided to tweak those goals even more and have come up with the following list.

September Goals:

Break out of the 230’s
Run a 12:30 minute mile
Exercise 4 days a week
Track nutrition 5 days a week
Try a new recipe
Try something I've never done before
Go back to church

I've got a busy month ahead of me. Just looking at my calendar gives me a minor anxiety attack. I've got a couple business trips to attend; a lot of Trials to prep for; a bunch of meetings to attend, and; a long-weekend vacation to fit in there.

Some weight-loss challenges to be aware of include trying to stay on track while eating out during business trips; our annual fair week, and; the long-weekend vacation. 

I will be faced with a lot of foodie temptations this month, but my will to succeed and reach my goals will be stronger. Bring on September!


  1. You will rock those goals! Can't wait to hear about them!

  2. You rocked your goals! You're so close to breaking out of the 230's! THe new decade is right around the corner! :)