Last year, Page declared the first month of summer “June of Doom” – a thirty-day, all-out effort to get eating habits in check and workouts accomplished. For him, it consisted of cutting out all alcohol for the month and getting to the gym at least once a day for weights and cardio.
I decided to join him this year – with the thought that I can do just about anything for a mere four weeks. I am hoping it will be just the push and commitment I need to keep with the new habits at the end of the month and continue a healthy weight loss trend.
For ME, the month has a different list of goals/rules:
No white bread/pasta/rice
Lemon water, fruits, veggies every day
Fish at least once a week
Fruit instead of dessert
workouts 5-6 times a week, building on running distances/times (combo of yoga, step, zumba, hip hop, and running)
Typically, I’m pretty good about getting my workouts in – it’s the food area where I fail time and again. I have NO willpower and love everything…particularly sugar and carbs. I’m hoping to recommit to my workouts and set/achieve some running endurance goals as a way to stay motivated.
As for diet, I have a small “menu” of daily breakfast and lunch options from which to choose. This gives me variety but also helps me shop for the right things to have on hand and I can mindlessly pick an option knowing it is “pre-approved”. Dinner is a bit more open-ended as sometimes we have more/less time to cook, and dinner out occasionally will be a sure thing. It won’t be so much about counting calories (which you just can’t do forever) but making healthier choices, and keeping an eye on portion control.
While I will not be sharing my numbers (!) I am going to take a bunch of measurements on Thursday, May 31. I’m hoping they all reduce a bit by this time next month with four weeks of good effort.And who doesn’t need a little motivation to get moving? We both happened to need new running shoes, so I brought home these bad boys. They’re my second pair of Mizunos, and just a step down in terms of weight/stability than my Asics Foundations. They feel lighter than what I’m used to, which I love, but with all of the cushion and stability my flat, over-pronating feet need. Page ended up with his first pair of Mizunos this time around as well. Here’s to a successful “June of Doom”!