Friday, August 1, 2014

July Recap / Hello, August!

Dear July,
You flew right by me.

PS: I tried my best at all of my goals for the month. Here, let me explain:

1) Get into a regular exercise schedule, pending my doctor's approval. 
Check. Done. Doing it. In case you missed it, here's how I planned out this week's routine:

Monday: 3 Miles
Tuesday: Strength
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Strength 3.19 Miles

(I had every intention of doing a 4-Miler, but the kids woke up and since I'm the main food source for one of them, I had to detour it and cut home quickly.)

Friday: 4 Miles Rest

(I did something to my back on Monday when I was working my core. I think it was the Supermans. It's been a bit sore all week. Since I moved up my run by a day, I opted for a rest day instead of an additional strength day to save up for Saturday.)

Saturday: Logan's Run 5K

(Hopefully my back will behave in the morning.)

2) Visit my local running store to test out neutral running shoes and/or the new Sayonaras.
Hilariously enough, my local running store had a huge blowout sale this past weekend. I stopped by to see what they had, tested out a few neutral running shoes, and left without anything. They did have the new Sayonaras, and they're every bit as awesome in person as I thought they'd be. I'm still thinking that's what I'll get, but we'll see. (I'm being totally gun shy about this. It's a big purchase, right?)

3) Put together a list of potential races to run.
Yep, I'm headed toward a few good ones this fall. I've already done the Jost Running Beat the Heat 5K. (I checked the leader board...still sitting in second place by just!) Up next, another 5K tomorrow morning.

4) Run at least 3 miles comfortably.
Happening. And I'm ready for more miles.

5) Count calories using MyFitnessPal.
So I definitely started doing this. It lasted for about two weeks before I quit. I actually really like MyFitnessPal. I think it's a great app that can truly help people manage their intake, but for me, I don't know. I get obsessive and that's something I definitely don't want to be when it comes to what I eat. I do much better by simply being aware of what I put into my mouth. What I buy at the grocery store. What I order at the restaurant. It keeps me eating consciously, appropriately, and balanced.

With that, we can do this:
Time to welcome a new month, which means it's time for me to set some new goals:

1) Get outside as much as possible (for workouts and for fun).
2) Get certified to teach PiYo Live.
3) Take a Spinning class or two before I start teaching them again.
4) Participate in the #HappyAugust Photo-A-Day Challenge hosted by The Happsters.

(Love me a good photo-a-day challenge on Instagram. Also, you should check out The Happsters. It's super cute and fun.)

5) Be mentally prepared to head back to work the last week of August.
6) Participate in the Jost Running Home Run 10K on August 31.

There, those are my goals for the month. Now it's your turn...

Question: What is one of your goals for August?


Mandy Nester said...

I'm proud of and inspired by you! My new little fella will be two weeks old tomorrow and I'm starting to get the urge to exercise. I took a 20 minute walk today and stretched, but hoping to get back more with it and incorporate some yoga. My August goals: 1) get back into gentle exercise & mild strength training; 2) rest as much as possible; 3) like you, get back outside more 4) get the new baby on a routine; 5) start practicing BodyPump choreography so I can get certified by the end of September.

adailydoseoffit said...

Thanks, Mandy! Love your goals. I totally know what you're going through! Good luck with the choreo!

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