Yes, it’s a new month complete with a new tropical storm (hi, Bertha). Kids are heading back to school, tax-free shopping weekend sales are starting, and the thought of a quiet house between 8 and 3 pm is making parents giddy.
Sorry, kids. Well, no, not really.
To me, the start of a new month is time to reflect on the gains of the previous month and set new targets for the current month. Notice I said gains? It’s my way of focusing on the positive. In July I increased resistance, speed, and strength. I hit a smaller size. I wanted to shop for clothing instead of just grabbing whatever I thought would fit. It sunk in that I need to eat if I’m going to succeed. No more drastic cuts to calorie intake. For August I want to increase my aquatic therapy sessions. I want to wear a certain top and have it look good. I want to improve on July’s fitness targets. See, all positive and also realistic and attainable. It took years to fall apart and it takes time to fully recover, heal, and thrive.
What are your August targets? You can reach them. I’ll be right here, cheering you on.
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Even though it’s the month of Halloween (meaning candy & other tempting goodies), I think I came out of October pretty well.
|Straight up, with almond or soymilk, with fruit or
almond butter – this stuff is yummy!
- I ate clean 80% of the time – which was the plan.
- I pushed play at least four days a week – also part of the plan.
- I cooked more than I ate out. But still ate out more than intended.
- Chocolate Vegan Shakeology daily. Oh my word is that stuff good!
- Less pain all month. Yay!
Well, less pain until around midday November 1. A migraine came on, as expected, but this one is a doozy. I cheated a little, so I’m paying for it in a big way. I know I should not eat any gluten, but I got lazy/experimental and thought a little wouldn’t hurt. Meh. It hurt. It’s still hurting right now.
And on that note, I need to bring this to a close. Time for another dose of meds and quiet time. Peace!
We’re house hunting. Well, we’ve put in a bid that was accepted and are now in the appraisal and inspections stage. Everything else is in line, so much so that we could close within 2 weeks of the appraisal. It’s terrifying and incredibly exciting at the same time. I’ll give a heads up if I have to disappear for a day or two to move.
On the food front, I’m doing better. I’m getting 6-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day and 100 oz. or more of water daily. I’ve also gotten a new pedometer and have been walking myself stupid. We even made a family day an active one – we took a tour of Ft. Sumter and walked on the beach afterward. Saturday I helped my brother and sister in law with their yard sale and got in some heavy lifting. I also got a reminder to get enough water on a hot day. I felt quite ill by the time the sale ended and it took many ounces of water, a cool shower, and a night’s sleep to feel better.
It’ s almost July, so I’ll have new stats to share on the first. So far it looks like June was a good month for me. But July will be even better!
BTW, June 30 is Please Take My Children to Work Day, a plea for a day off for SAHMs. It’s a great idea, and MommaSaid.net is the brainchild. So, give a SAHM, WAHM, SAHD, or WAHD the day off. A few hours off would be nice, too. It would be appreciated!