Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Healthy Me - May review and June goals

It's review time! It may seem a little late, but let me explain. Since last Monday was May 29th, I counted the entire week as May.  I had to wait until Sunday the 4th was over so my month would be complete.

May started out super charged! I was going strong and improved each week 1-2-3. Then week four showed up and I crashed. I was able to pull it together and showed improvement in week five.

Let's look at my goals.

1. Lose 3 pounds.  
May 1st: 171.8
June 4th: 170
Loss/gain: -1.8
Year status: -2

2. Reach 6k steps at least twice a week.
Week 1: 4x
Week 2: 5x
Week 3: 6x
Week 4: 1x
Week 5: 2x
Reached this goal 4 out of 5 weeks.

3. Improve quality of calories.
Hmmm  I did work on this and made better choices for my snacks, but meals and overall eating needs work.  It's so hard for me to add in veggies when I just don't like them. I made some good changes though and I know I need to just keep taking baby steps. I'm counting this as a small success.

4. Walk at least 75 miles.
My total for May is 75.77 miles. I just barely made it!

5. Do Body Flex twice a week. 
I did this 3 out of 5 weeks.

How was I successful? 
1. I did pretty good with my goals.
2. I reached my miles goal.
3. I had 2 days this month with 10k+steps!
4. I earned the NYC 3.1 mile badge.
5. I earned the Vernal Falls badge.
6. I met all my goals on Goal Day 2017.
7. I also earned these three for a total of 7 badges this month.

What didn't go so well?
1. All of week 4!
2. Didn't get the weight loss I wanted.

What can I do differently? 
1. Continue working on quality of calories.  I wonder if I'm getting enough calories?  Even though I'm eating between 1200-1400 a day, fit bit says most of the time I'm under budget.

How do I feel?
1. Something has got to change.
2."Just keep swimming."

What motivates me?
1. Seeing the scale go down.
2. R.
3. Small challenges.

I give myself 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
It was a pretty good month.

Now, let's jump into June.
My goals for june:
1. Continue with my 6 month shape up.
2. Lose 3 pounds.
3. Reach 8k steps at least 2 days a week.
4. Walk 90 miles on The American Discovery Trail. R thinks this is too big of an increase from May's 75 miles. He thinks a better goal would be 80. So I'm aiming for 90, but will be happy with 80.
5. Do Body Flex or yoga 2 days a week.


  1. Congrats on your FitBit achievements. You don't like any veggies? What about blending into soup or sauces or even smoothies? Cooked? Raw? There's a million veggies! LOL. Sorry the mom in me is coming out ;)

    1. There are a few I like, but in my opinion not they are not the "good" one's LOL. I do try to blend some into sauces and drink V8 juices. I just wish I wanted a salad. I've d over and over to eat salads, it's just not worth it if I had to choke it down. I'll keep trying new things.

      I love any "mom" advice I can get LOL.

  2. I don't like vegetables either. Except maybe on pizza, when I like mushrooms and onions, ha ha.

  3. Green vegetables are best. I used to buy chopped spinach and put it in rice, pasta, soup for my kids - you really can't taste it when it's mixed with strong flavours like garlic or tomato sauce. Broccoli soup? Just blend steamed broccoli with low fat broth and lots of your favourite spices; asparagus sauteed with olive oil; green beans raw or cooked are high in fibre. I used to sautee them in olive oil til they were crispy and tell my kids they were green monster french fries :) They dipped them in ketchup (which is it's own food group when you're under 10, right????) but at least they ate them!

  4. You're doing good even though you had a bad week. And look at all those wonderful badges you earned way to go woman.

    1. Thanks, I like seeing the badges lol

  5. The scale might not have said what you wanted it to say, but your month looked pretty good!!!! Rock on and smash June's goals!!!!

  6. Great job with those goals though! Bad weeks happen but you really rocked it last month!

    1. Thanks, and thank you for visiting my blog.

  7. I love the "improve the quality of calories" goal. I have been working on that too. Sorry about your veggie dislike - that is challenging. I make a few different things that I finely grate zucchini in to get a little extra hit of veggies and you don't even taste it - spaghetti sauce, chili, burgers (we do turkey and it helps keep it more moist). Here's to an awesome June!