July starting weight: 189.8
Last week’s weight: 188.6
Current weight: 187.8
LOSS of .8 pounds
Not great, but it’s not a gain, so I’ll take it. I really didn’t know what to expect this week on the scale, so I’m always relieved when I haven’t gained.
Here’s a report on my goals for this month.
1. Burn at least 2500 calories a week. DONE. 2821 calories burned.
2. Run 2 miles 3 times a week. DONE. But just barely. I did my last run on Tuesday afternoon in the sun and humidity, which was idiotic, and had I not made this goal, I wouldn’t have finished, but I ended up logging 4 miles (2 running, 2 walking).
3. Stay within my calorie range 6 of 7 days. I have no idea if I did this or not, to be honest. I wasn’t very diligent with tracking. I’m trying to do a better job of just listening to my body, but it’s hard.
4. Strength train at least 2 times a week. 50% done. I only strength trained once.
1. Read 3 books. IN PROGRESS. Currently STILL reading the book about worry (I haven’t picked it up nearly often enough) and have started rereading The Time Traveler’s Wife as well.
2. Memorize 3 Scripture passages. NOT DONE. I kept thinking about doing this, but I haven’t actually done it. That means I have to really step it up the next 2 weeks!
3. Organize the bookshelves. IN PROGRESS. I have finished cataloging all the books, so the next task is to figure out how to categorize them and then shelve them accordingly, which will be rather tiresome. (And as Stephen said, then we’ll move and all of them will end up in boxes. Ha.)
4. Organize the closets, particularly the master bedroom closet. IN PROGRESS. I am almost finished with the master bedroom closet. All that remains is to go through all of my shoes and weed out ones I haven’t worn in a year or more. I’m hoping that will free up some room. The next closet I tackle will be our coat closet.
All in all, not a perfect week but not a terrible week either. I don’t know what my problem with strength training is, but I just haven’t gotten into a routine with it at all. I think part of the problem is that by the time I have done cardio, I am so wiped that the thought of doing anything else tires me. But I also tried doing strength training first, and then my cardio session was only so-so. I guess the only remaining possibility is to have days dedicated solely to strength training, but I don’t really love that idea either because I love my cardio. Perhaps I could do a quick 10 or 15 minutes (like a quick run) as a warm up and then try strength training after that. I think that is what I will try this week. Does anyone else have suggestions about how to make strength training a regular part of my fitness routine? I know it is essential, but I just have this mental block about it for some reason.