Monday, June 1, 2015

June Goals

I can't believe it is already June 1st. May certainly did fly by.

May was a very busy but also exciting month for me. I started my fitness journey in April and it is hard to imagine I've been working out and eating great for the past two months. Not without some slacking. There were plenty of days and moments when I've felt like giving up. This is not easy. But, I know it is 100% worth it.

I did 2 rounds and 6 weeks of 21 Day Fix. I lost a total of 15 pounds.

May Goals:

 Lose 4-5 more pounds:

I wanted to lose at least 5 pounds this round and I ended up losing 9 pounds. I'm not quite sure how it happened but it did. That was in the first two weeks. This last third week it stalled a bit. But, I haven't been as good about sticking with the eating plan.

Workout 6 times a week. With one rest day if needed:

I ended up working out 4 times during the week the first two weeks of round 2. However, the third week I did 6 days of workouts.

Try to use Heavier weights and push myself in the workouts to do the more advanced version of the workouts:

I was so excited some of the workouts I could not do when I first started and I had to do the modified version and now I can do the harder version. I tried to use the heavier weights but unfortunately it killed my shoulders and back. And not in a good way. So to prevent injury I went back to the smaller weights. That disappointed me but I hope to build more strength doing Piyo. I love my weights but it will be nice to use my body weight as resistance for awhile until my shoulders and back gain more strength and are not so tense.

Some days I did not do so well. I had a couple of very stressful weeks and I felt like my depression might be sinking back in. But, I did not keep myself there for long. The days of numbing myself out on TV and ice cream are gone.

Now, I workout, do my yoga and meditation practice, read a spiritual book, and pray a lot.

The other day I was walking to Starbucks and I used to be in a panic about even doing that. The loud noises and all the cars would trigger my anxiety. My anxiety was still there but I was able to realize my fear could not hurt me. My anxiety lessened and I was actually able to enjoy the walk.
It is amazing how far I've come in these last two months and it makes me look forward to the future.

This morning I made a delicious green smoothie to get my day started. I have been drinking these babies every morning for breakfast. This is one of my favorites.

1 cup Romaine Lettuce
1 cup Kale
3 sliced cucumbers
3-4 slices avocado
half a banana
2-4 Dates
1 scoop protein powder

I want to continue to eat healthy. I kind of slacked off my measuring in May so I will still be using my 21 Day Fix containers for measurements. It is so much easier then counting calories in my opinion. I will still be checking my containers off the list. However, I will be following the Piyo meal plan instead. I get more protein and vegetables but less carbs. However, for a carb addict like me that is probably a good thing. I have been doing a lot better at getting my fruits and vegetables in though. 

My Goal For June is to start Piyo. I will be starting my first round of Piyo today and doing it for two months. I want to work out at least 6 times a week. The recommended "day off" is Friday but I will be making mine Saturday instead.

I am also excited to be starting the Say it, Sweat it, Get it Challenge. It starts today. The challenge is to do 5 minutes of exercise a day while saying mantras and positive affirmations.  To sign up here is the link Say it, Sweat it, Get it Challenge

What are your goals for June? 

 Linking Up With Life of Meg for Mingle Monday 

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