If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I am a firm believer in setting goals. I like to set small, SMART goals and I review them here on the blog every week. I also like to set more ambitious monthly goals. You can read more about my goals for the month of August right here.
To re-cap, here are my August goals:
Goal #1: Track my caloric intake daily and remain within my alloted calories 95% of the time.
Eek. I just checked my reports on My Fitness Pal, and I only tracked 18 days out of the month of August. Granted, I spent a few days in Florida with no internet access so that contributed to those days I didn’t track (though I did try to keep track in my head, though apparently not very well since I gained that week). Grr. I hate not meeting goals I have set for myself.
Goal #2: Exercise at least 4 times per week.
According to My Fitness Pal, I didn’t meet this goal, but I know there were days I exercised but did not track them on MFP. I came very close if I didn’t quite get there.
Goal #3: Lose 10 pounds in the month of August.
Ugh, another goal not met. Geesh, I’m starting to sound like a broken record! I started out the month of August at 312.2 pounds and at my last weigh in I was down to 306.4 pounds, for a total loss of 5.8 pounds. Boo hoo! But I refuse to be disappointed with an almost 6 pound loss. I still am averaging more than a pound a week and have lost a total of 23.6 pounds in just over 2 months. I can NOT complain about that.
Goal #4: Drink at least 100 ounces of water at least 90% of the time.
Yep, not met. But I have a new plan for that.
Goal #5: Lose at least 2 inches in all my measurements (waist, hips, chest)
Man, this is getting a little embarassing. I didn’t meet this goal. I lost 1.5″ on my chest, .5″ on my waist and 1″ on my hips. At least those numbers are moving in the right direction.
Goal #6: Blog a minimum of 5 times a week.
I didn’t go back and look week-by-week, but I did write 24 blog posts in the month of August, so it averages out. Yes, I got one!
So after reviewing those goals I am thinking they were a bit ambitious. I am all about setting realistic goals that are attainable. I don’t want to set myself up for failure, but I do also want to push and challenge myself. So here are my goals for the month of September.
1. Complete the 30/40/50 Challenge
2. Track my caloric intake on My Fitness Pal, 90% of the time
3. Drink at least 80 ounces of water daily
4. Lose 10 pounds in the month of September (I’m keeping this goal because I totally think it is doable)
5. Lose 1″ from all of my measurements this month
6. Blog at least 5 times a week
And now, the moment you have all been waiting for, our two month progress pictures. I apologize in advance for the poor quality and lighting. Photographer I am not. I don’t even play one on tv.
What do you think? Can you tell a difference? How did you do last month?
Do you have any new goals for the month of September? Any tips to help me with my photography? Share them in the comments!