I feel that I should share some of my achievements and failures of the past month.
Health and Body: I have been feeling fairly crummy lately. The shoulder seems to be healing very slowly. I am currently attending physio 3 times a week. I have specific exercised to increase the range of motion and hopefully strengthen my shoulder. I have also noticed that I have been drinking pop, again. I realize that was an item I was truly trying to cut out… too much sugar. That may be why I have been feeling crummy.
Food: Even thought I have cheated by drinking pop. (Slaps Hand) The achievements have been great. I have been eating more fruits and veggies. I am working to minimize the quantity of processed foods. I have been trying new recipes. Also we have been indulging in yummy salads at meals. Mr. has even embraced the salad!! I am happy that he is participating in my healthy outlook.
Exercise: I have not been able to get out and exercise with my shoulder. Dexter and I do go for our walks, and I have been trying to walk farther with him. There is a local pool which I have been cleared to use. I have temporarily given up on the running as I do not feel that is an exercise I would like to do at this time. I will continue to strive to achieve that goal to run a 5k. In July I started at 208lbs and I have lost 8lbs. WoooHooo!! I am now down to 200lbs!!
Work: With the pain and injury with the shoulder I am leaving my baking position. I have been hired to work in a call center downtown. Yes it is a call center although it is full time and its all inbound. NO OUTBOUND. I refuse to call and disturb people. I will be in training for 6 weeks starting on August 16th.
Reading: I have SO many books… Right now I have found my love for reading again. I have been reading Eat Pray Love. This is a wonderful book! I would highly suggest that other should read this. I am looking forward to seeing the movie after I finish the book.
Goals for August:
- Get out and go Swim Lengths. I have included the schedule… To hold me accountable. I will go 4 times a week (Shoulder permitting)
- Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks a day to help regulate my metabolism. Also it will help keep the body on a schedule with the back to work coming up.
Monday 8:15 – 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:15 – 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:15 – 9:00pm
Thursday 8:15 – 9:00pm
Saturday 1:00 – 2:00pm
Sunday 12:00 – 1:00pm
- Pack lunches!! I do not want to waste money eating unhealthy food at the office.