Vanessa's August Journal

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Vanessa's August Journal
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 12:58pm

July was blissfully happy for me and it reflected on the scale. I looked back at last August's journal and these were my goals August 1st:

AUGUST GOALS:

      • - 30 min of exercise each weekday during lunch to include running 3 times walking random hills on the treadmill 2 times
      • - to totally restart Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred dvd from Day 1
      • - to journal my food daily
      • - to lose 5 pounds
      • Wow - sounds eerily what I had planned for THIS August. Last August 1st I weighed in at 149 which was a 4lb GAIN from the previous month. THIS August 1 I weighed in at 152.2 - how AWFUL is THAT?!?
        My surgery is scheduled for August 15th so I have approximately 2 weeks in August that I can exercise because afterwards I can't exercise for 2 weeks which totally blows. I went to do my 30 Day Shred dvd yesterday and couldn't find it. I forgot I had lent it to a co-worker when I started P90X. I asked her to bring it in but she forgot to today and I'm pretty sure I won't be attempting it on a Friday night so I'll start it on Saturday.Because I only have 2 weeks I can exercise this month I'm going to post my proposed workout scheduled here through Aug 14th to try to hold myself accountable:
          Thu 8/2 - 30 min treadmill walk

          Fri 8/3 - 30 min treadmill walk

          Sat 8/4 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 1

          Sun 8/5 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 2// 30 min treadmill walk/run
          Mon 8/6 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day3// 30 min treadmill walk

          Tue 8/7 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 4// 30 min treadmill walk/run

          Wed 8/8 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 5// 30 min treadmill walk

          Thu 8/9 - REST DAY

          Fri 8/10 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 6// 30 min treadmill walk/run

          Sat 8/11 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 7

          Sun 8/12 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 8// 30 min run
          Mon 8/13 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 9// 30 min treadmill walk

        Tue 8/14 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 10// 30 min treadmill run
        And I did rejoin Weight Watchers so I'll be back to points counting this month.

 

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 12:51am
Great week Vanessa!! Long weekends (heck even regular weekends) are tough, but try to follow that 80/20 rule - 80% on track lets you have 20% not so on track, looks like September is going to be a great month!

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Re: Vanessa's August Journal
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 11:24am
md_twin_mommy wrote:

There definitely isn't a trail system near my work - I work in downtown Washington, DC - a couple blocks from the white house lol. And no trails by my house either that I know of. It's a pretty suburban cookie-cutter development. When I do run outside I find myself driving to my old neighborhood because I had the route markers already measured out for my mileage counts.

Thats a bummer!  I didn't realize just how many trails were so close to my work until I started to run outside!  I've got a fairly well connected trail system with loops and spurs about 1/4 mile away so it's easy to get to on a lunch run.  It's also got a lot of varying hills vs flats so it's a great trail system.

Around my house it's just sidewalk and it's quite borring!  It's also flat which is nice at the time but doesn't really help prepare me for reality...lol!

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Registered: 09-02-2003
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 12:08pm
We're the same here Carrie - we have the river valley trail system close by at work (I work downtown), but around my house it's all sidewalks and houses.

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