Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Does it feel like it was just 2009 to anybody else?? It is insane when I look at how fast time moves. It is awesome to see all of the changes I have made this year, though. Rather exciting. :]
I guess with the new month upon me I should evaluate my August goals. I know this won't be pretty, but if I am going to start holding myself to my mini goals I really have to see how I am doing.
-Try to stick to P90X ratio of food unless it affects my energy levels: I did attempt to stick to this, but my stomach did not like it at all. I had to cut back on protein a bit and up my carbs a little.
-Drink 8 glasses of water per day: I would love to say I did this, but I know that would be a lie. I need to keep a count so that I am not guessing all of the time.
-Only miss 2 work outs this month (21 Aug I am on a float trip): I missed more like 4 work outs the week of the float trip... But that is all that I missed for the entire month so I think this went OK
-Cut out all alcohol except wine (really working on this one....), except on Saturday of float trip: Umm... Besides my little bar trip with my boyfriend this past weekend I did well on this. I hope-no PLAN to do better this month, though.
-Stay within my budget all month-no purchasing of clothing (it is becoming an all too common habit...): FAIL. Made it til last weekend without buying clothes but then I also bought a trainer for 10 sessions which was not included in my budget... I have a slight problem with compulsive shopping...
-Read 2 books for leisure: I honestly feel that I have done about as well as I could on this one with my available time. I read one book for pleasure and it was sweet.
So, not that great in August but not horrible. Didn't lose, didn't gain. Same old story as it has been for months. I did buy some pants with a 27" waist, and I did feel awesome in my sailor swim suit on the float trip and I am getting to the point where classmates don't make me feel inferior because they look all beautiful with their hair sculpted and their nails done (I seriously go straight from work to the gym to school... When do I have time to do my hair?? Never).
I need to be realistic with myself. I am also carrying a daily planner with myself so that I can remind myself of my goals.
1)Always have a book that I am reading and read when I am bored BEFORE automatically messing around on my phone.
2)Only drink outside of calorie range one day per week, and be willing to make up the difference in work outs (this worked really well for me when I started losing weight).
3)Make time for myself to work on my projects each weekend. Keep a running list of things I need to do for myself so that I don't "forget."
4)Be reasonable once school funds come in. NO SHOPPING SPREE! I need to buy a sewing machine instead and start making the clothes that I already have fit me better.
5)WATER:8 glasses a day and count them, don't guess.
I guess those will do so that I am not overwhelming myself. Being realistic should help, and these are things I really need to focus on. Good luck to everyone in the coming month!