UPDATE: The official Mile-time is 7 minutes and 37 seconds, a personal best, EVER!
(update made at 7:00 p.m. on August 2, 2013; original article posted at 10:35 a.m. on August 2)
Here are the goals from July 16:
Goal 1: Yoga everyday
Goal 2: Re-Introduce Weight Training
Goal 3: 1-Mile in 8:20
Goal 4: Weight Loss of 5-8 pounds
…and now, an analysis of the results:
Goal 1: As for doing Yoga everyday? I massively failed. I did Yoga twice between July 16-now. Where is this disconnect? I need to make this a daily practice. I’ll feel better. I’ll breathe better. My body will become more limber and it will help me tone – and alleviate muscle cramps and aches (especially after running). Goal 2: I did re-introduce weights into my exercise regiment – though I barely would consider this goal accomplished. Between July 16-now, I re-introduced weights once and felt the effects for two-three days (this is where Yoga daily would have improved this result!)
Goal 3: Run 1 mile in 8:20. Um, I haven’t ran a mile since the last one – so this goal? Let’s not talk about it. I’m going after work today to clock a mile and will post an update this afternoon/evening. Goal 4: Lose 5-8 pounds. Again, my lack of exercise consistency, paired with horrible eating habits last weekend stifled this goal. While not a complete failure (I did lose 3.2 pounds; bringing my current weight to 220.4), I need to up my game!
…It’s time to re-focus. I know what I’m capable of. Last year, Nate (my former-trainer) brought out the best in me – he pushed me to places I knew I was capable of going – but sometimes – there’s that little voice in your head that says I can’t – and then there’s one that says I can. This last two week cycle – the I can’t voice was louder. Time to shut that little devil down.
1. CONSISTENCY: Between now and August 15 (the next update) – I NEED to LOG a minimum of 11 work-outs!
2. YOGA: Yoga needs to be a daily practice! I didn’t do it yesterday – so there’s strike ONE. I have 13 days to make it happen.
3. WEIGHT LOSS: Average weekly weight-loss should be 2-3 pounds depending on activity level. In July I lost 6.8 pounds (or roughly 1.5 pounds per week – considering there were 4 1/2 weeks in July!) That’s not good enough. I know my standards – time to meet them. By August 15, I’m checking in with a minimum weight loss of 5 pounds!
I’m going with three goals these next two weeks – and they’re big ones. Now, time to wrap this up and to go get my Zen on!
NOTE: On July 1, I said I was beginning a Stratusphere 30-Day Challenge. That didn’t happen – this month, I’m going to work MUCH harder and hopefully shift into Stratusphere beginning August 16!
SUCCESS: It’s easy to micromanage your goals and forget to look at the big picture, but here’s some good news: Since June 2, 2013 I’ve lost a total of 11.4 pounds! I’m on my way – slowly, but surely. Time to amp this up. #BestBody2013 #ShutTheDevilDown