Wellness Wednesday: Week 4

Things are going better this week than last, thank goodness.  I can already feel the air starting to cool a bit.  Fall is my favorite season and I always equate September first with a time of renewal for my spirit and goals.

Let me recap August for you.

  • 21/31 days I cooked dinner at home.  That number includes the virus week when one night I made saltines and another night I made nothing.
  • 6/31 days I exercised.  The worst part of that is three of those days I was sick with the constantly mentioned virus.  I’m going to really work on this for September.
  • By the end of August I have completed 57.03 miles of my 100 mile walk/run goal.
  • I only had soda one time in August, which is huge because I love me some soda.
  • I am down 4 pounds.

I didn’t just start keeping these stats for the blog, I keep this sort of log often.  I have a color coded calender with highlights and all, just for fun.  I find it to be a good motivational tool for me.

Here are my September goals:

  • I’m doing a 30 day crunch challenge. The last day is 165 crunches, but I’m not going to think about that right now.
  • I’m also doing a 30 day jumping jack challenge because I like to go overboard.  The last day is 750 jumping jacks, but I’m not going to think about that right now.
  • I’m shooting for 30 miles of run/walk in 30 days.  I’m not sure that’s attainable, but we’ll see.
  • If I can’t walk/run outside, I will allow marching in place inside as a substitute.  30 minutes will equal 1 mile for the record.  I think that’s fair.
  • No breakfast or lunches from outside the house on weekdays.  Eating at home only.
  • Eat at home as much as possible for dinner, and that does not mean taking dinner from a restaurant to the home.  However, if we eat leftovers from a takeout meal, that counts.
I’m headed to the Type A Parent Conference at the end of the month, so I know that’s going to put a strain on some of my challenge goals.  Ideally I can hit the gym at the hotel in the mornings.  I’ll just do the best I can and make sure that the rest of the month is as good as possible so that a few days of diversions doesn’t derail me.
Also, today is an anniversary for me. I have not had any alcohol for a year. I wrote a whole post about it, but it’s not ready.  Or maybe I’m not ready. I’m sure I’ll share it eventually, just not yet. But I will tell you this:  I truly believe that of all the decisions I make daily regarding my health, this one just may be the most important.
Happy September everyone.  I’ll see you here next Wednesday for Week 5.

17 Responses to “Wellness Wednesday: Week 4”

  1. Stacie says:

    Yay, go you! I wish we lived closer (b/c 20 minutes is way too far) and I could drag you on my 3 mile daily hikes in the woods. On second thought, it’s not THAT far, well, if only you didn’t have to work. Lmk if you ever want to join me!! And congrats on your anniversary. So awesome 😉

  2. You are a real inspiration! I’m enjoying your wellness Wednesdays and your goals are great and I’m motivated to make some of my own. Thank you!

  3. I love this: “I”m not going to think about that right now.” I’m adding that to my daily words. Way to go on all these goals!

  4. cynk says:

    I’ve used the Leslie Sansome walking videos during bad weather. I only one of her DVDs, but then I borrow others from the library for variety.

  5. Yeah, I didn’t know you abstained either. I write about it all the time because I have no filter, so I applaud your cautiousness. Good for you! Can’t wait to read about it.
    Also, good luck with your health goals. It’s SO HARD. Ugh.

    • It’s funny, usually I don’t have any filter either (obviously, I mean, you’ve read this blog, you know!) but with this I’ve been very guarded. Eventually, I’m sure.

      Thanks for your support about the goals. It is really hard. Especially since I’d so much rather sit around eating pizza and burritos while watching TV :)

  6. I love the beginning of September too. There is something so amazing about the nights and mornings when you can feel the air start to cool, and the first glimpse of leaves just beginning to change color. And YAY for new goals.

  7. 50Peach says:

    Yayyyyyy for this. All of this. And especially the anniversary. So proud of you, friend!!

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