I'm counting on August being a great month!
Monday, August 01, 2011
My new goals for this month stem off a weekend challenge. I joined a new team with active challenges and I strive when I get involved with this type of activity. It has been a while since I've been in a challenging team so this will be fun!
I realize I don't get enough fruit in my diet so my first challenge is to get 2 fruits a day. I figured 2 was a good number since it will be a challenge but a manageable one. I am great with vegetables, but I will also make it a point to count what I do get and make sure there are a minimum of 3 a day. This will give me 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. I want to make sure every day is set to a reasonable number. Some days I blow this number out of the water and other days I probably come short. My focus will be consistency for the month with fruits and vegetables. I'm moving back to smaller goals that will make a positive difference.
On the food challenge I'm also limiting my sugary treats. I have been out of control lately so I'm going to fill this void with the sweet taste of fruits. Who knows maybe I'll be adding more fruit sooner!
Exercise has also fallen by the wayside so I'm going to also strive for consistency with this goal. I'm not going to be too specific with the cardio goal today because I have an appointment to get the results to my Foot MRI and blood tests. These results will hopefully give me a go ahead to get back out on the pavement! I love to walk and with this so limited I've slumped at everything else. I will definitely add bicycling for a cardio workout too as long as I can. If my foot has a stress fracture I don't know what limitations I may have.
I will do strength exercises at least 2 times a week - I'll shoot for three down the road. I may get into a good rhythm and move it up sooner, but again I want to make this a small step. I'm going with the two steps forward mentality.
For now these are my goals - I'm feeling more positive than I have recently so I'm counting on August being a great month!