July Wrap Up!

More than half way through 2013!  I have been a little slack on putting my monthly goals on the blog as the end of last month and beginning of July got busy with BOW and then an AIM post.  So, I thought I would recap some of my goals for July and 2013 so far.

1.  More strength training.  I started the New Rules of Lifting for Life, but am not as consistent as I should be at about 2 times a week.  I should be doing 3.

2.  Bike miles.  Yep, getting those in. My goal was to reach 1250 by the end of July and I am at 1359 as of today!

Anyway, I have new August goals to share tomorrow.

Here are the items on my yearly To-Do list I made back in cold and snowy January!

1.  Take a few guitar lessons.  I have not done these yet. Mostly for monetary reasons. We did the bathroom, got a new car and I got a new computer, so discretionary spending has been pulled back a bit.  I still want to do this, though.  Better work more 😯

2. Bathroom update. Done and done! All pretty much by myself and I can tell you that I still love it just as much!



3. Yep – lose weight again.  I have lost 6 pounds this year.  I have stalled out pretty much since we got back from vacation and then with the start of cupcake biking season. So, that needs a focus again.

4. Either do another 100 mile bike ride or some organized bike events. I am not sure I will do this or not. Either way, I haven’t yet. 🙂

5.  Try to hit 2500 miles on the bike this year.  More than half way there!

6.  Relax more.  Am I?  I don’t know.  I am taking an unexpected weekend getaway at the end of August.  Work has been a bit dreadful in terms of really busy for the last several months, so I haven’t felt very relaxed.  But, I do have a good life 😀

I also added in a goal of reading 30 books this year and making good progress on that.
Not too shabby so far.  Reviewing that list will help me refocus my energy (I hope!)


New goals tomorrow!

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13 thoughts on “July Wrap Up!

  1. debby

    You are so good about setting goals! Your book goal is encouraging me to read more. And your biking kind of encourages me to swim longer distances. And I am the same as you. The longer I swim, the less time I spend with the weights. Something’s gotta give.

    I thought the last time you did 100 miles you said you were not going to do that again? Is there an event for a 75 mile ride?

    And hmmm. No garden goals. I guess because you don’t need to set goals to make yourself work in the garden?
    debby´s last blog post ..Addictions?

  2. Shelley B

    I’m with you and Debby on something having to give when you spend a long time doing one form of exercise…I can run long, or walk for many miles, but then? The weights are a distant afterthought.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Wednesday Workout Update

  3. Fran

    You are so going to reach your biking goal for this year!

    I need to do more strength training too but don’t think that will happen this month. I have only 1 more week of work to go and then we have a vacation for 3 weeks (stay at home). My plan is to keep running during the vacation but also try to get in 2 long distance walks every week. The idea is to pick up strength and other workouts in September again.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Review July 2013

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t know what I would do with myself with a 3 week vacation. I could get into a lot of trouble LOL!

  4. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Your biking mileage for the year is majorly impressive. How does it compare to what you did this time last year, do you know?

    I’m still in awe over your bathroom. If you ever feel like coming to WI, I have THREE bathrooms that are all yours!!!! 🙂

    I will make you cupcakes 😉
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..An Elegant Moose?

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