I love month themes. It makes the chores I hope to accomplish seem a bit more festive!
So say hello to:
Do you know what that means?
Yeah. I said it!!! A whole month. No breaks.
I sometimes do this for a few days at a time when I’ve really fallen off the bandwagon, but what’s up? I’m committing to a whole month! I don’t have any giant weight loss goals. Vanity aside, I’d like to drop a few to help me be able to do pullups and increase my running efficiency. I’m not saying I don’t have vanity. I totally do. I’m closing on 1,000 miles run this year, not to mention the WODs, and I’m still at the very tippy-top end of a healthy BMI (I know BMI is… well, what it is). Do you know dropping 1olbs (if you have it to lose) can almost automatically help you drop 8:44 off your marathon time? 1:02 off your 5K? (source) I could clinch some of these goals and get some pretty significant PRs if I could tighten up my nutrition. Exercise is no prob. That is a habit. I love it. I can’t live without it. Nutritition is trickier, right? I eat pretty clean – just too much.
So here I go! It’ll be fun, right? I haven’t figured out my precise calorie/nutrient goals as of yet, but will continue to follow Jackie Warner-ish model of eating. Basically cutting down on sugar, eating healthy proteins, vegetables, and fruits. Things I know how to do. I’ll update you on some specifics once I get it narrowed down exactly. And I got a new pink pitcher for water. So I can drink the entire thing daily.
I’ll be using My Net Diary.
Look at that veggielicious lunch. Haha. I had to coach myself to get all those greens down. Out loud. But Kevin liked it.
Here’s the visual:
I didn’t quite make it through the whole plate. Boyd Boykins got half a carrot. And there was some salad leftover. Anyways. I like the My Net Diary app because they have everything!!!! on there. And if they don’t, you can take a picture of it and THEIR PEOPLE will input the data for you. Take that, awful BodyBugg app!!!
I didn’t eat all these:
But there are some cute little apricots I got at Whole Foods today. I wanted a picture ofsomething pretty in this blog.
Any July goals? Want to jot it with me?!! All 31 days!!! I had to choose a month with 31 days?!?! Lol. Including when my family is going to be in town for like a week. One caveat, I guess. When I bake something, I have to taste it. That’s one taste. But that’s what the judges on Top Chef: Just Desserts taught me back when I went to a gym with cable tv. Lol. And Kevin’s not a trustworthy source.
Ever track calories? I get that it’s not for everyone at every time, but I think there comes a point when you may need to do it. I understand that you can find success through eating clean without counting, but I’m a slacker and a snacker!
Related article on GPP: Be Perfect!
I had a lady challenge me on this point once. She said she “guaranteed” she NEVER cheats and that it was her specific body type that prevented her from losing weight.
I said, “That’s just stupid. I bet you are cheating.
I bet you’ve heard someone with that excuse. Or been tempted to make it yourself if it’s a struggle for you.