July 1--Happy Canada Day even if you aren't Canadian! We already celebrated with a big fireworks show last Monday but today is the day where everything is closed. Enjoy the day off if you're at work.
I thought that I would start the month of July off with a recap of June. It was SO MUCH BETTER than May in all sorts of ways. I wanted to prove to myself that I could lose the weight I'd gained since leaving my job by myself! I'm a lifetime member at Weight Watchers and losing all that weight the first time seems like ages ago, even though it's been a little over 5 years. When I complete my period of maintenance, I'd like to go back because I think it will keep me focused. I didn't do my monthly weigh-ins because I got cocky thinking it was a cinch! But as many of you know, while it's tough to get the weight off, sometimes it's much harder keeping it off!
One big change from the first time at WW has been the increase in my physical activity. I used to go to the gym, would use the treadmill every now and then but since joining the HYC I've been so much better! I have become very active and am loving it. I never dreamt, for example, that I'd enjoy running. I'm doing 4 miles now but would love to increase that over the next few months. I also want to get my butt to the gym more often and start some water classes.
As most of you know, I keep a workout calendar to the left of my posts. I tallied my numbers and this is what I came up with:
CARDIO: Biking-1095 min. (18 hrs., 25 min.)
Running-493 min. (8 hrs., 22 min.)
Pilates-180 min. (includes working with weights)
JUNE CHALLENGE: 10/12 (this included a lower and upper body workout)
JUNE NUMBERS: 7 lbs. gone, 3 inches total gone
When I see it all laid out like that I'm pretty proud of my accomplishments! How has your June been? Do you see room for improvement for the month of July?
I still have 2 challenges going, Grumpy Chair's and Thinking Thin's. I hope for continued success there too!
Enjoy the 4th when it rolls around and the freedom that our countries have. God bless!
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