Happy Friday. August was another busy month (and it went by fast!) but I was able to complete all of my goals. Let’s see what September will bring!
First, let’s take a look at my goals from August:
Complete the OTF #BackAtITChallenge
I finished the #BackAtItChallenge a little over a week ago. This was a great way to ease back into OTF after being out of the studio for a few months. I don’t know how many people at my studio participated in it, but I’m always down for a challenge, especially a free one! At some point this month I’ll redeem my points for prizes.
Run 100 miles
I haven’t run 100 miles in a month since last September – I attribute that to marathon training. Obviously I have nothing to train for right now so I wasn’t sure how hard it would be to hit this goal but it actually wasn’t that bad. Instead of long runs, I focused more on shorter runs (2-4 miles). It took a little bit of planning but it went much smoother than I originally planned.
Do yoga classes 2x a week
I actually ended up doing yoga an average of 3x a week which even surprised me! I was still working on finishing up all of the Artist series classes so that gave me incentive to do a yoga class every other day or every two days. Moving forward, I would still like to do yoga at least 2x a week but will focus on shorter classes. The 30-45 minutes classes can feel a little too long sometimes, but I think 15-20 minutes would be much better for me, especially since I’m still a beginner and still learning.
Here are my goals for September!
Complete the Peloton Power Zones program
I started the Power Zones program this week and so far, so good! I know it’s only week one and it will get harder but so far it’s been good. It will definitely take me a little bit of time to adjust to cycling in certain zones but I’m up to the challenge!
Do meditation classes 3-5x a week
I’ve been struggling a little bit over the past few weeks with negative thoughts. I try to be a ‘glass half full’ person but lately I’ve been more anxious and feeling very worried about the state of the world. I’m glad that I can recognize this shift and I’m trying to be more proactive about making it better. I love the sleep meditations but I think that doing some 5 minute meditations during workdays will be helpful as well. The Peloton app has a bunch of different types of meditation classes – gratitude, empathy, patience, kindness, breathing, relaxing, etc – so I can pick one based on my mood that day.
Try one new recipe each week
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been in a food rut for the past several weeks. I really need some to try some new recipes to mix things up a bit. I’m off to a good start as I tried an orange chicken recipe earlier this week that was pretty tasty! I’m looking forward to trying more new recipes this month.
That’s it for this month – wish me luck!
If you set monthly goals, what are your goals for September?
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