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August Goals

For the first time since starting this journey over 13 months ago I'm writing down goals that I want to meet for the month of August. I'm going to do my damnest to meet each of these but I know that if I don't I gave it my all and that it won't deter me from finishing my ultimate goal. So here goes nothing:

Daily Goals:
Drink at least 8 cups of Water
To eat in the calorie range of  1500-1800
To do a minimum of 30 with a maximum of 90 of Cardio

Weekly Goals:
To get in 6-7 days of cardio
To get in 4-6 days of weight lifting
To lose 1.6-1.8 lbs
To run 2-3 times

Monthly Goals:
To lose 6-7 lbs
To increase weight
To run 7 miles at least 2 times
To increase speed on running

The only goal I foresee giving me any trouble is the weight loss. I have noticed that since I'm about 75% done with my over all goal the weight is coming off slower and slower. I have been trying to do different workouts so that I don't get bored and my body doesn't get bored either. Right now I'm in the process of looking for new lower body weight lifting exercises...I'm having to lay off lunges and squats until my knees become a little bit stronger. I have another bod pod test coming up around the 2nd of September and I'm hoping to be down another 12-15lbs and another 2-3% off my body fat.

I will update in the middle of the month with how my progress is going or if I see myself failing at it.

Made a change for my calories....with as many as I'm burning I have upped my calories, I think that this will be the right balance I'm looking for.


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