My weigh-in is about a week late, thanks to being in Michigan when June turned to July. Better late than never! Let’s go to the chart, shall we?
Woohoo! I lost three of the four pounds I gained in May! A weight of 247 pounds means I’m currently at 155 pounds of weight loss, which I’ve kept off for over 4 years.
Looking back over my chart, I’m only two pounds heavier than I was exactly one year ago. And I’ve stayed within an eight-pound range the entire year. That’s equally impressive.
Not as impressive as my entire weight loss chart, though… I’ll never tire of looking at this, and that’s a good thing, because it’s hanging on the wall in my closet!
On to my monthly Workout Progress Report. I mark all my workouts on my calendar with a dot, accompanied with some scribbled notes about what I did. Here’s my calendar for June:
The month started with a few extra no-workout days, thanks to an injury that I thought was a broken toe, but probably wasn’t. I was out of town for over half the month, visiting Sweden, Colorado, and Michigan, but I make exercise a priority when I travel, so that didn’t prove to be disastrous. All the travel meant I could only take one of Anne’s classes at Slimmons, but all in all, I exercised 23 out of 30 days in June. That’s a 76% success rate. My goal is 85%, but an injury is an injury, so I can’t be mad about that.
The other thing I track are my cardio miles. I note the distances I complete while doing any kind of cardio, whether it’s running, biking, elliptical, etc., and make a little chart off to the side on my calendar. Here are my June miles:
I started the month with 1,583.3 miles under my belt, and finished it with 1,654.5 miles – that means in June I added 71.2 miles! That’s a new high for 2015!
The other thing that suffered in June, mainly due to the heavy amount of out-of-town travel, was weightlifting. I only got in seven weightlifting workouts during the month, which is low. But now that I’m back, with no travel plans for the rest of the summer, I can begin to work on that. And I’ll have help: I’ll be doing a 30-day program that’s designed to boost strength training, and the best part is that in only takes 5 minutes a day. I’ll tell you more about it in my next post!
One last statistic to check up on. At the beginning of every year, I set a goal to work out more than I did the year before. In 2014, I worked out 296 times, so that’s the number to beat in 2015. Now that the year is officially half over (can you believe it?), I wanted to see how I was doing.
During the first six months of 2014, I worked out 147 times.
I just did the math, and during the first six months of 2015, I worked out… 149 times! I’m on track to exceed last year’s total, and that has me pumped!
Keep it up, David!