I like August. Summer is beginning to wrap up and while there is still time to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine, there is also the promise of the renewal that the fall season signals to me. Maybe that sounds weird, but I always think about the start of a new school year (even though I am no longer a student or a teacher!), the crisp air, the crunchy leaves... dare I say, sweater weather?
I assure you, I am not wishing away summer, but being the Gemini lady I am, I also like change every once in a while.
Anyway, that brings us to an end and a beginning. A chance to reflect and reset.
In July, I had aimed for 30 days of activity. At first it was 30 days of one mile of running. Then, I shifted the goal to include walking. Then, I shifted again to some meaningful activity every day. I made it to 21 days straight with some spottiness toward the end of the month, but looking at my MapMyRun calendar, I am pretty pleased with what I was able to do.
|July! Just four unsightly gaps. :)|
Now looking ahead to August, I'd like to keep a streak going. From the get-go, I'm declaring that every day must include at least one of the following:
• One mile run or walk
• Twenty minutes of tennis or anything else – cleaning, gardening, other exercise, etc.
This is all kind of random. I'm throwing numbers out there, but really what needs to happen is some sort of activity, every day. I guess as long as I have a little bar on every day on the calendar, I'll be happy.
I'm going to just focus on activity level for now, and keep trying to build strength and endurance. My weight has seemed to stabilize relatively, in the mid-280s. I'm OK with that for now, though I might try to lose .5 to 1 pound each week. I'm not tracking food and I'm trying to eat intuitively and feel comfortable with that.