A brand new month never felt so good! I’m incredibly excited to share my August 2012 goals with y’all today! July was such a whirlwind and although I didn’t post any goals for last month, I did have a few…
1. Eat fruits and vegetables whenever possibly while in Europe
2. Walk everywhere
3. Limit sweets
It’s pretty cool when thinking back on our honeymoon because I truly met each of these goals. It’s not like fruits and veggies don’t exist in Europe, it’s just that you’ll find WAY more dishes made out of meats and potatoes than of fruits and veggies. For me, I knew I would have to make an effort to get my fruits and veggies in each day! As a solution, whenever we passed a farmers market, Neal and I would snag a piece of fruit. I also ordered a few salads along the way, which was a nice change up from the amazing meat and potato dishes.
We also walked EVERYWHERE. Neal and I are proud to say that aside from taking a bus or train to our next city, we never took a cab, train, or bus within a city. We walked everywhere!
The limiting of sweets was tough but I still did it! When I first arrived in Europe I felt like I was in a Nutella wonderland, but that quickly wore off (Thank God). I truly enjoyed all of the amazing desserts we had while abroad but I do think I did a great job of limiting them as well. Since being back I’ve also had hardly any sweets. I’ve made fat free jello pudding twice for Neal and I and had frozen yogurt last weekend. Not too bad considering all I could have had. I didn’t even eat my wedding cake… but that’s my own fault.
As I move into the month of August, it’s great to have a realistic platform to stand upon. I’m not working on graduate work, I’m not worrying about my wedding dress, and I’m not running across Europe… I’m just enjoying life, settling in, and looking to who I am, who I want to be, and what it’ll take to get there.
I know over the past 10 months this blog has taken on quite the wedding/life blog feel but this is a weight loss and fitness blog. I am still on my quest and journey to reach my goal weight! While on my honeymoon Neal asked me what my actual goal was, since we had never talked about it and honestly, it’s hard to say. I have 2 huge goals as of today…
1. Reach Onederland
2. Weight 185
I have no idea what 185 will feel like, so for now, that’s my goal. Could I reach my doctor recommended weight of 143-165, maybe, but right now I think to myself “there is no freaking way I could every weigh that little”. My reservations stem from the amount of muscle mass I have and my frame size, but then again, who knows. Sometimes the numbers scare me but I know that 199 and 185 are where I’d like to be/reach.
So based on all of that I created my goals for August… a healthy mix of weight loss, fitness, and life goals.
1. Get up with Neal at 6AM Monday-Friday and workout for 30-45 minutes (walk, run, bike, whatever). This is to support Neal and to get myself moving before work. We haven’t missed a day since coming back from our honeymoon so I want to continue that trend.
2. Take a gym class 2 times a week. This is aside from my Wednesday night tap dance class.
3. Create a meal plan and grocery list every week… and buy only what is on that grocery list.
4. Research meeting with a nutritionist.
5. Go to brunch.
6. Try one new thing.