I usually do my wrap-up at the beginning of every month, but here it is, the 12th, and I have yet to do my wrap-up or create new health goals for July.
If my goal is “getting healthier”, then I’m seriously behind this month. I also seriously lapsed on my June health goals shortly after my grandfather’s death and my sudden trip to Florida for his funeral. So I haven’t been doing what I should be for my overall health and wellness at all, and I’ve fallen back into bad health habits such as not getting enough sleep and eating poorly.
I also gained weight during the week I was gone for the funeral and helping to take care of my grandmother. She had a whole tub of ice cream! She tempted me! It was awful. “It was your granddaddy’s ice cream. I can’t eat it because I’m a diabetic.” Oh man… Oh, and she had these horribly unhealthy but delicious peach beverages that were loaded with corn syrup. They were so bad for me, but they tasted so good!
I was weak, I know. I’m sorry.
So, my health goals aren’t really changing for July. July is basically June…part 2, with the exception of one addition (and a few removals that I know I can’t accomplish right now because it’s just too much).
My addition for July is to learn how to bake a batch of cupcakes using stevia. I tried it a couple of days ago for my husband’s birthday. Let’s just call it an extreme baking fail for now. I will post a full article, complete with photos, about the tasteless vegan, sugar free cupcakes I attempted.
I’m not going to try to go gluten free as I had planned, at least not right now. So that item will be removed from the list. I’m also going to map out a work-out schedule and attempt to accomplish the fitness goals I have listed below, though I’m not sure they are realistic. We shall see.
I did find a multi-vitamin, though it doesn’t contain iron, which concerns me.
I was drinking plenty of water, but then I got home from my trip and moving from humid Florida back to the desert meant I needed more water and wasn’t getting enough. My legs have been cramping, and I’m extremely tired from dehydration. I have to get back into the habit of drinking lots of water.
I’ve been going to physical therapy, but I haven’t been doing the stretches as often as I should. I have not, however, required the muscle relaxers lately and haven’t suffered from severe pain that kept me from going about my day as before.
I’m not sure how to schedule my exercise routines, but as I understand it, the best practice is a light work-out in the morning and a heavier one in the evening. Not sure how to get that in, but I will see what I can do.
I completely stopped taking the supplements, and I’m getting back into the habit of it. I need my Omega 3s and Vitamin C! I feel so much better with it.
Oh, and no…I didn’t floss…at all. I know! I know! *sigh* I’m working on it.
Question: What do you do when you fall face first and almost completely fail to reach your health goals?
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