It’s crazy for me to think that this month and the summer are coming to an end! I know I say that every month, but I think August just flew by. The main reason is that we were soo busy! I thought it would be fun to recap what an Awesome August we had before diving into next month’s goals. And, I wanted to show off this super cool medal that I just got in the mail for my 3rd place finish in last month’s triathlon.
What made August SOOO Awesome…
And sharing a little more information all about me!
Stone’s Throw Winery, 2012
Even with a few different celebrations and some tempting sweets around (I’m talking about you Oreo Peanut Butter Pie), I did a good job sticking with my healthy habits. I did, of course, enjoy some treats (this time I’m referring to you Fro-Yo), but in moderation, and I was able to follow my hunger cues and not eat until I was stuffed. This is definitely a step in the right direction (or a Non Scale Victory as my Mom calls them)!
Avoid MORE white flour and sugar in an attempt to shrink my middle
-If I had to grade this, I would give myself a ‘C’. I am more conscious about it, but I am still eating too much white stuff!
Make yoga (classes and home practice) a priority to keep stress levels in check
-I have been getting to yoga classes, and I did some meditating on my own up in Door County.
Sign up for some local road races
-I broke my toe, so I missed out on the Rugged Maniac, but I did love the Urban Assault ride. As my toe continues to heal, I will hopefully get into some more races.
Get moving on vacation!
-I biked every day and loved every moment of it! That’s an A!
This month it is all about getting back to the behaviors that keep me feeling my best, so I am keeping it nice and simple!
-Continue with the Healthy Habits Recharged with focus on avoiding white flour and sugar, following hunger cues, and slowing down to chew
-Ride a distance PR on my bike (anything over 52 miles)
-Stay calm, chill, zen…whatever you want to call it.
I will be off hiking/camping with some friends this weekend. When I get back, there will definitely be stories (and recipes) to share. I hope ya’ll enjoy your 3 day weekend!
How would you grade yourself on your August goals?
What are you doing this Labor Day Weekend?