Wow, I can’t believe it’s June already! This year is flying by at an alarming pace, at least for me. I have a feeling the next seven months, including June, will ALL be flying by for me as I’m making the final big push toward finishing my degree in December. Once that’s done, I’m definitely looking forward to the six month break I’ll have before starting graduate school next July, that’s for sure.
Given today is the start of a new month, I thought I would outline a few goals for myself that I want to work toward during June. I haven’t done this in a while and it definitely shows given I haven’t been as productive as I would like in certain areas of my life. I just always seem to get more accomplished when I have outlined goals to work toward, so it’s time to get back to that habit again! With that in mind, here are my goals for June:
- Lose 4 pounds – My normal monthly goal is 5 pounds, but I already know I’ll miss my final weekly weigh-in for June because I’ll be on the road at FitBloggin‘. I figured it’s smart to adjust my goal rather than keeping it the same and going into knowing I might not be able to meet it. It’s all about setting myself up for success in meeting my goals!
- Workout 12 times – This is on top of my minimum one mile walk I’ll be doing each day for the Summer Walk Challenge. My goal is to get in other types of cross-training at least three times per week on top of my normal walking. I want to try and have at least two of those three weekly cross-training workouts be strength training, too, but I’m not making that a mandatory requirement of the goal.
- Finish 3 races – I’m currently signed up for three events in June — The Foxy 5k (virtual race), the Summer Solstice Watermelon 3k (local race), and the Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Half Marathon (virtual race). The Dr. Who race can be completed as either a traditional half marathon of 13.1 miles covered in a single occurrence, or it can be completed as a progressive half marathon with the mileage split up over a few days. I’m planning to do the latter.
So, those are my goals for this month. Of course, on top of all of those I’ll have to deal with working full time, finish this term of school, and then pack and head out on vacation at the end of the month to go to FitBloggin’ and then spend several days visiting Tracy.
As I’m sure many of my fellow Weight Watchers members probably already knew, today was the big Live Life Active Celebration and Open House at Weight Watchers meeting centers around the country. Everything actually kicked off very early this morning (for those of us on the west coast) at 7am PT with an online Fit Party. There were several exercise demonstrations that looked really cool. In fact, I’ve decided I definitely want to check out the Bollywood-inspired Doonya DVD series. It looked like a really fun workout! Who knows, it might be the next Zumba (which, btw, was also demonstrated during the Fit Party)! If you happened to miss seeing it this morning, you can still catch the Fit Party replay online. I’m not sure how long it will be available, but it’s still there as of now.
Later in the afternoon, I headed over to my Weight Watchers center to check out the local Open House. The staff there had a really nice set-up with lots of things going on like members sharing their stories, a demo of eTools and the Recipe Builder, etc. There were some yummy treats and giveaways going on, too. I actually won a nifty set of their new measuring bowls. They have little markings inside the bowl for things like 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, 1 cup, etc. The only real downside I can think of is that they aren’t microwavable, so you can’t use them to reheat soups or anything like that. Here are a couple of pics of the measuring bowls. As always, you can click each image for a larger view.