Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Healthy You Check In

It's a new month and I'm so glad. June was less than stellar so I'm looking at July as a fresh start. I've been thinking about my goals both for this month and for a little longer term and have decided that:

1- My goal to be down 50 lbs by July 15 is unrealistic. That is 11.2 lbs away. I'm going to change this to August 15. Instead, I want to be below 220 (lose 5lbs) by then.

2- My goal of reaching my 2nd 10% by the end of July is unrealistic. That is 14 lbs away. Bumping that back to August 31.

3- I want to be out of the 200s by Thanksgiving. That means 25 lbs to go by October 13th.

4- Run a 10K at the end of August. Train 3X a week to prepare for this.

5- Rack up 1000 min of cardio in July.

6- No more eating after 8pm.

To go along with this fresh start, I'm playing with the idea of re-designing my blog. I'd like to add in a box that scrolls along the side for my weigh ins because that's getting awfully long. Does anyone know how to do this?

I also have a goal for this week of blogging everyday and reading through all the blogs of those who check in in the HYC today. Looking forward to checking in and saying hi to you all! It may take me a few days but it's long overdue :)


Mama Bear June said...

Your goals sound awesome and motivating! Keep making healthy choices!
Path to Health

Anonymous said...

Good deal in making some of your goals more realistic & reachable. They all sound doable! Good Luck!

Linda said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

WELL DONE for setting new goals. It is nice to set NEW goals at the beginning of each month, small steps.

I have saved your blog in my faves.

Hugs to you xx

mississippilinda said...

Hi! Good luck with your goals. You can reach them! :)
Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Lainie said...

Really great goals and good idea to adjust some of them as you go along. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Slenderella said...

It's good to readjust goals to make them realistic. No sense beating yourself up for impossible feats.

Kudos to you for wanting to run a 10K and training to accomplish it. Go for it!

Crystal said...

hi there! i think it's great you are readjusting your goals to work with you and not against you. i wish you lots of luck this month and the months to come.

Heather said...

I know you are going to have a great july! especially since you know what you can do to make it great and kick this fresh start off well! your goals are definitely realistic and attainable and I wish you luck in achieving them!

Stephanie said...

Hey - thanks for coming by my blog. Sounds like you are making some great and realistic goals - I tend to set high goals but usually end up adjusting - you know, life just gets in the way sometimes! I like those 6 week storyboard sheets from WW for setting goals - I've got one going now and I can tell you, I'm not meeting the original goal but still - I accomplished some of it and that is what truly matters! Anyway - have a great week and thanks for that Wendie Plan link - I have been wondering what the hell all that was about on the WW boards! I may have to try that.

countryjacket said...

Thanks for the comment on your blog. You're goals sound quite reasonable and I have no doubts that you can reach them. Just keep striving for what you want...and you will get there.