Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July Review and August Goals

August is right around the corner, which means it's time again to make some goals and go over what happened this month.

July started out pretty busy with the holidays and gradually slowed down for us each week. I participated in a Fitbit challenge called the work week hustle. There were about seven people trying to get the most steps between Monday and Friday. I had two people consistently ahead of me in steps. This kept me pushing everyday to get more than the day before. I'm pretty competitive when it comes to things I'm interested in.

I added daily walks in our neighborhood to my daily routine. I found out that two times around equaled out to 4,000 steps. Grayson loved getting to go out and for a kid who would rather walk/ run, he does great in the stroller for our walks.

I hadn't weighed myself in a while and I came to realize my scale kind of sucks. To try and help the problem I moved the scale to Graysons bathroom so that it doesn't get moved. This has helped with the accuracy. I weighed in on the 11th for my first official weigh in and since then I am down 8 lbs.

It sounds great but looking in the mirror I can't tell a difference. I was reminded today while using my Timehop, I had posted a status a few years ago saying I had lost seven pounds. That even though I couldn't tell a difference looking in the mirror, I had taken before pictures and could see a huge difference. Just have to keep in mind that every pound is a step closer.

As for August, I've made a ton of goals. Not all of them health and fitness related but I love my lists and making goals. As for the health and fitness related ones, they're as follows:

Visualization- I have a fitness related journal that I haven't ever used. I plan getting it out and start using it. Also I want to make a page just for pounds lost.

Challenges- I have committed to the August challenge that Kay over at Goal of Losing is doing. If you need some extra motivation look her up on Facebook and join the challenge! Depending on how that goes, determines how many Fitbit challenges I try this month.

Personal Goals- I lost eight pounds in two weeks this month. I feel that's a fairly aggressive goal so I'm making the 8 lb goal for the whole month. Two pounds a week. I would love to make my 10,000 step goal twice a week and do some sort of workout a couples times a week.

We have a lot coming up this month and a lot of life changes coming up over the rest of this year. We'll be leaving New York in November! I'm going to try my best to stay focused on my goals and lose this weight!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon Go

You read that right. Never have I ever thought I would start a post about Pokemon and yet here we are. 

Having only one car makes things a little difficult at times when I would like to get out of the house and the husband is at work. It takes a lot of planning ahead to make sure he gets to work, gets a lunch and is picked up when he gets off, all of which the times vary.

With it being summer, we are enjoying every moment of the outdoors. Which in part is why I haven't been on here lately. Our weekends have been filled with fun trips to Watkins Glen State Park, festivals, concerts, strawberry picking, pool days and visiting family. 

Our weekdays are far more boring. This is where I've been working on my weight loss. We go for the occasional walk through the neighborhood but it has gotten boring. So in an attempt to get the husband interested in going out and about for our walks, I gave in to the Pokemon Go craze. 

He had the app and if you're not familiar with it, you have to walk to actually play the game. I like the concept. Gets people active. So in an attempt to get my husband to branch out on our evening walks I brought up him teaching me to play. Ever since he's been wanting to go for walks any where and every where. You can't be that! And we both get something out of it.

I am now down five pounds! This week I am in a Fitbit challenge. Monday through Friday to see who takes the most steps. There are about seven people in our challenge. I'm very competitive. I want to win! I am currently in third place with about 5,000 steps behind. That's honestly not to bad. I just need to step it up a little more and get a full 10,000 steps in my remaining days and I think I can win this thing. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Weather Permitting

The weather has been a hit or miss around here lately. One day it's bright and sunny and the next it pours all day. Saturday was such a nice day outside. We went to the park and let Grayson play  around for a while. I also got to play around with my camera. My husband got me a new lens I've been eye-balling for a while now. Our anniversary is coming up and my gift got here early.

After the park, we stopped for ice cream and got the little guy home for a nap. After his nap it was off to the pool! I didn't swim this time because I had a new lens! Ha! Ha! Of course I had to see what I could do at the pool. 

Sunday it poured all day long and it's was windy with a few sprinkles of rain on Monday. This morning I was up at 4 a.m. to take my husband to work. It was rough staying awake until Grayson was ready for his first nap. But I napped when he did and have done a workout today. So it hasn't been a total waste of a day. The weather doesn't look to be getting better tomorrow either but Thursday through Saturday we will make up for all the rain.

Mountainfest is coming up! Lee Brice is headlining. So many fun things coming up. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Yesterday's Challenge

Yesterday's challenge is today's workout! I posted this to my Facebook yesterday and the results are in.

Today and tomorrow I'll be doing:
80   crunches
40   push ups
10   squats
0     burpees (thank god)
0     planks but I'm adding in a minute just because.
10   Russian twists.

Wish me luck and feel free to post it as a challenge for yourself.