I hope you’re doing well! Summer is well underway, and with a new month, I’m looking forward to setting new goals and getting things done! I’m happy to share my wellness goals for July, plus a reflection on the last quarter!
I’m linking up with My First 5K and More, Running With Attitude, Run Laugh Eat Pie, Runs with Pugs, and Zenaida for Fit Five Friday and Coach Debbie Runs, Confessions of a Mother Runner, Mile by Mile, Runs with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running for Runners’ Roundup!Check out my latest blog post: July Wellness Goals Click To Tweet
Looking back at my post on April wellness goals, I remembered sharing a quarterly recap for the start of 2022. Coincidentally, here I am 3 months later able to do the same sort of recap!
I had goals to get more sleep, keep active on the Peloton app, and cut back on my sugary sweets. I did pretty well overall! I still had some sub-6-hour nights of sleep (ugh), but I had many more nights back in the 7 and even 8-hour range. I did a good amount of workouts on Peloton (and I ended up keeping the membership!). I’m sure I tried to avoid Twizzlers but sometimes it’s just necessary lol. The start of April was my only race this year, Hot Chocolate 15K. I’m still so proud that it went so well!
In May I had a family vacation in Asheville, NC for the first week of the month, and it was so great to do so much running and hiking (not to mention getting away from it all!!). Bret and I hiked Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River at 6,684 feet. Of course, my Garmin died during the ascent – but it was SO tough, 6 miles and 4 hours to complete with the risk of bears at any turn (thankfully we didn’t see any, though I did see their footprints on part of our trail!). Our newly purchased hiking poles were the MVP for sure! What an experience!
In June I was hoping to do more walking, which I did set out to do though I wasn’t as consistent as I liked. Work was extremely stressful and I didn’t take the best care of myself. Plus, E has been having quite the sleep regression…so all those hours of “freedom” before bedtime that I used to have had been pretty much nonexistent. Though one highlight is that my sister and I drove E to her first trip to Buffalo, our hometown. She finally got to meet her grandfather, great-grandmother, aunts/uncles, and cousins. There were some emotional moments as we visited my mother’s grave site, but this was a truly rewarding trip for all of us.
What are your wellness and fitness goals for July?