June Wrap Up
Time to take a look back at my June Goals and see how things went.
Well, first of all, my goals flew out the window for the last week of the month because the s*it really hit the fan with my health during this time.
I really enjoyed my goals this month and they felt very manageable while still occasionally a bit of a challenge. I wasn’t looking for big changes or big challenges physically this month. The goals were a way to help keep me on track and consistent during a really crazy travel month.
The abs/arms daily challenge worked out beautifully. I saw increased strength and definition in both areas of my body. I began to crave my mini workouts and stop at nothing to fit them into my day. And fitting them in was so simple it felt silly to skip it. I spent an average of 10 minutes daily. The addition of the “Push Up Variation Challenge” was really fun also. As soon as I am feeling strong enough I plan to get back to my daily abs/arms.
Next on my June Goals is to limit refined sugar. I feel only mildly successful at this one. As I have mentioned a hundred times, China LOVES their sugar, second only to white rice and noodles. There were some things that I ate that I didn’t consider “sugar” items because of other beneficial properties, like yogurt. Then there were the gray areas, like when I wanted some crackers or bread only to discover after buying that they were loaded with sugar. There were a few times though when I really wanted some ice cream but convinced myself that I didn’t want to consume that much sugar.
The food and exercise journal was helpful and I felt I was able to remain diligent to keeping record. There were a few times when I waited until the end of the day or even the next morning to record food and I had a harder time than expected remembering exactly what I ate. My favorite way to food journal is to write my meal down as I sit down to eat it, when I can take a moment to really look at the quantity and quality of food I am about to eat.
My running goals went out the window as soon as they were made but I had some really great runs in the first half of the month.
June was a crazy month and all things considered I feel good about the way my goals played out.
“there’s plans and then there’s life!”