It is that time again to set the goals for the month. August is always such an awesome month but it is bittersweet because you can start feeling a twinge of Fall. We have so many fun activities planned over the course of the next 31 days. We have a family reunion, Birthday Mania (all three of my kids were born in August within 13 days of each other-BAM!), Kid Rock Concert (I am a huge fan), a girls weekend, and the Minnesota State Fair.
My goals for August:
- Lose 10lbs. While I know that might not exactly be realistic and a tad aggressive, I need to get the scale going in the right direction. Birthdays, travel, and food on a stick are not exactly a good recipe for my weight loss. I am smart enough to know all things in moderation but cake and fried foods are my kryptonite. If I set an aggressive goal, I might (MIGHT) be able to control myself a bit especially if I am posting this goal for the world to read. I will be tracking my intake on My Fitness Pal and I have signed up for Healthy Wage (more on that in a different post).
- Run an entire mile. I know I covered 13.1 not that long ago but I could not run a mile at gun point. One of my 2018 goals is to find my way back to running. I know a mile isn’t much but I get winded walking to my car at this point. Baby steps. I plan on using the Couch to 5K program to get me on my way.
- Pack lunches. In an effort to tighten the fiscal belt, I am going to pack my lunch for work. I am spending way too much money because I am too lazy to throw a few items in a paper bag. I find it obnoxious that a basic salad can cost $12 when I can make 5 meals for that amount of money. Plus I will be supporting goal #1.
Now that they are published I am going to feel like a fool if I don’t get after it!