Hey hey! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.
Mine was great except that I didn’t see my husband too much:( It was a busy work weekend for him. We did get to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast together on Saturday morning though:)
Saturday I canned 21 jars of peaches with my Mom, it was so great to get to spend the day with her. We had a great time!
On Monday, I joined some of my family at a park for a picnic. My sister Carolyn has been in Oregon for the whole summer so it was great to see her and her kids again!
Moving on, it is a new month and that means new goals! In February I started setting new goals for myself at the beginning of each month after I started reading Ashley’s blog🙂 She writes new goals for herself each month and I thought that was a great idea and more doable than new years resolutions. I’ve loved doing this and it has helped me in so many ways. I set goals in a few different areas of my life but for the blog I will just be sharing my food and fitness related ones.
Fitness: Focus on each movement when working out and pick challenging weights.
Success. Of course there were days when I’m sure I could have focused or pushed myself a little harder but overall I really did try to focus on the movement of each exercise. By picking challenging weights I was able to increase weight on some of my exercises:)
Food: Make sure to eat enough calories to fuel my workouts and build muscle. Eat more on leg days especially.
Pretty successful. I don’t want to get into numbers right now but I know for a long time I was not eating nearly enough for my activity level. I’m getting better at reaching my calorie goals each day but there are days when it is hard to eat every few hours. Who knew eating so much would be so difficult?!
Try at least four new recipes this month.
I have tried so many new recipes this month!! I’ve had some good eating lately for sure. Just of few of my favorites have been:
Cauliflower Pizza Crust (I make mine with oat flour)
150 Calorie Chocolate Protein Cake (So amazing)
Serious cereal (tried it both ways. loved it both ways)
There were so many good ones:)
Create 1-2 recipes of my own.
Success. I made Sweet Miso-Ginger Salmon for dinner a couple times. And for a snack I made a protein packed coconut cream pie with a coconut flour crust. I will have to share the recipe for that one soon.
- Stay consistent with August’s fitness goal plus listen to my body and rest when I need to even if it is not a planned rest day. Remember that muscle grows after a workout not during:)
- Run in the Women’s Fitness Celebration 5K with my younger sister Shannon at the end of the month. This will be my first time running in a race:)
- Make sure to be eating enough on rest days/weekends.
- Create 2 new recipes.
Well I’m excited for what the next month will bring. It’s sure to be fabulous!
Talk to me:
Do you like to set goals?
What are some of your goals this week? Month? or Year?