Holy cow, it's August! I'll spare you the full monthly recap for July. I ran in one 5K, one 10K and had an epic 64 mile bike ride - all which seems acceptable, right? Unfortunately all those events distracted me from the half marathon training that I was suppose to start in July. My run miles for the month were only 77, continuing my summer lull that began in June (71). Admittedly though, I'm not completely brokenhearted over my training (or lack thereof). My #1 goal this summer was to enjoy my kids before my "baby" entered Kindergarten. I think we've been doing a pretty good job at that. Once August 19th arrives and the babes climb on that big yellow bus, I'll have plenty of time to kick my own butt. Not giving up yet...
Summer cookouts, life on the go, and cold beer have added some unwanted pounds to my run. I thought I was going to die this morning as I wrapped up 7 miles. So I've challenged myself to get back to my racing weight (155 seems to be my strong healthy spot) before my Oct birthday. It averages out to roughly two pounds a week. I seem to have the best luck when I journal my food intake with photos (I just can't keep up with writing it down or logging it in the computer). That means taking a picture of every nugget I put in my mouth. Want to join me for the month of August? Here's how...
"PHOTO MY FOOD" CHALLENGE
• Snap a picture of everything you eat. Yeah, it'll make you think twice before popping it in...
• At the end of the day, assemble a collage via one of the nifty photo apps (I use InstaFrame).
• Share your daily photo collage via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. The objective is to hold yourself accountable for what you are eating on a daily basis... whether you're fighting the scale or not. Hashtag it #PhotoMyFood
Commit to the challenge by leaving a comment below. Good Luck!
October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is growing closer... and I've got some prizes in-hand for my breast cancer fundraiser. First winner announced when I hit the $150 mark. Check it out here and THANK YOU for your support!