Hi guys! This weekend was a chilly and rainy one here in DC, but you know what? I loved it!! I’m so ready for cool weather, boots, scarves, sweaters, sweating less, squash, Halloween, apple cider, and everything else that fall brings. Bring it on October!
So goal-wise, September was pretty much a fail on several fronts. I’m not making excuses, but I just had an extremely busy month with moving, traveling for work a lot, adjusting to living alone, etc. That said, let’s take a look at the goals I set for the month.
1.) Focus on my long runs, working up from my current longest run ever of 14 miles all the way to 18. Fail. I did work up to 16 miles, on the treadmill no less, but I didn’t make it to 18. More on that tomorrow.
2.) Focus on cross training 1-2 times a week. Fail. I did start commuting to work on bike a few days a week, but that’s only 1.3 miles each way so it doesn’t exactly qualify as cross-training.
3.) Start scoping out gyms to join. That I did! I’ve been looking into gyms to join and am planning on doing so this week.
4.) Unpack ALL of the boxes within one week of moving in. Check! I had all of my boxes unpacked within 24 hours of moving in! Thank God my parents came and helped me get settled.
5.) Maintain my weight throughout the month. Fail. I am up a few pounds, and am back to 29 pts+ a day and trying to get back to my goal weight, yet again. It’s nothing major, but about 4-5 pounds.
6.) Embrace my downtime. I think I’ve done a really good job with this one. I was initially a little worried about adjusting to living alone and wasn’t sure I’d love having so many nights to myself, but truth be told, I am LOVING it. It’s so nice to do what I want, when I want, and just stay in and go to bed early anytime I feel like it. I also have been reading a good amount, and am about half way through the last book in the Hunger Games series. So good!
October should be quite a bit less hectic for me than September was. For one, I’ve already moved which is obviously really stressful, and I am only traveling once this month – to Chicago the third weekend in October for Weight Watchers Leader Training!! I’m obviously really excited about that trip, but also grateful to be able to relax a bit this month!
1.) Get back to my goal weight. I know what to do to get there, just have to do it.
2.) Join a gym. I’m heavily leaning towards Washington Sports Club, but am having a little trouble justifying the expense to myself. I know it’s worth it though.
3.) With that, take at least one spin class. I’ve never taken spinning in my life but have heard such great things. I can’t wait to give it a go!
4.) Organize a reader/blogger get together. I’ve gotten several requests to do a meet-up in DC, and this finally feels like a good month to do it! Just something low key like dinner, happy hour, coffee, fro yo (in October? Why not!), etc. Email me if you want to join at firstname.lastname@example.org and please don’t hesitate to suggest something if you have a good idea for something fun to do!
5.) Make the most out of Weight Watchers Leader Training (it’s called BLS – basic leadership skills). I’ve heard the training is AWESOME, and so I’m excited not just because it means I can start leading meetings, but because I think it’ll be great leadership/public speaking training in general. I’m excited!