July 2011 Goals Reviewed

I have been craving couscous in a crazy way. Is that weird?

Good. Because it goes along with all my other weird characteristics.IMG 6661 800x533 thumb July 2011 Goals Reviewed

For dinner I made a massive bowl of couscous, chickpeas, green onions and a made-up sauce (it involves hummus, almonds and tons of salt). It was amazing.IMG 6663 800x533 thumb July 2011 Goals Reviewed

It’s July 31st. This month completely raced by for me!

I guess I should review my July Goalslife isnt a race thumb July 2011 Goals Reviewed(source)

1. Stick to Marathon training program = 4 good runs a week/2 strength sessions/Yoga once. Document runs, strength and stretching. The key here is I have to start pushing myself past the hard parts of my runs.

-> I am okay with how training is coming a long, but know I can push myself harder. I changed training plans shortly after this goal and it took a while to get on board with it. But, it will be the plan I stick with for the rest of training so I plan on sticking to it!

2. No diet soda. This was one of my 2011 resolutions that I keep pushing aside. This month I’m all in.

-> I have cut back significantly. Now I have about 4 a week (as opposed to 4 a day). I don’t really want to cut anything out forever, so I’m thinking about drinking 2 a week max.

3. Eat clean during the work week so I can listen to my body’s signals and not triggers or blood sugar spikes. (Eating clean is different for different peeps, I have my own little definition.)

-> I didn’t stick to eating clean, but I did make a big effort to snack less by having more meal-like snacks that helped. I also noticed that eating more protein in the afternoon has helped a lot. I’m going to try and build on this next month.

At first glance I felt like I failed. But, I am striving for “Progress not Perfection” and feel like I got that in July wlEmoticon smile47 July 2011 Goals Reviewed 

July Highlights:

Almost meeting Adam from Man versus Food!IMG 6227 800x533 thumb1 July 2011 Goals Reviewed

Then, he tweeted me and our love was set in stone wlEmoticon winkingsmile27 July 2011 Goals Reviewedimage thumb36 July 2011 Goals Reviewed

In other celebrity news, I got to talk to Carla Hall!

And I took a road trip with Ben, my brother and Heather!IMG 5677 800x600 thumb1 July 2011 Goals Reviewed

I’d say it was a good month…


  1. says

    Your blog is so fun and lively. I’ve been reading since we met at Munchathon but just had a chance to leave a comment now. Keep up the good work. I like reading about your journey! You’ve inspired me to share more :)

  2. Shanna says

    What a coincidence… my boyfriend and i made couscous tonight too, with stir fry veggies on the side! Couscous + garbanzo beans + lemon juice + cilantro + thyme + cucumbers all in a massive bowl. So delish!

  3. says

    I totally agree “progress not perfection!” It is about the journey not the destination – right?
    I love couscous – especially on salads. *YUM*
    And totally awesome that Adam tweeted you back – so cool!

  4. says

    I’d say it was an awesome month too! I’d die if I met adam from Man V. food. Not going to lie though… I think he looks wayyy bigger in those pictures than he does on the TV. Just sayin’

  5. says

    Love you’re goals. The diet soda one I struggled with last year. It took about 2 months or me to finally kick it because I was a hardcore Diet Coke drinker for almost 20 years (started when I was 12!), drinking 3 – 4 a day. I still miss having it with lunch and dinner, it’s like my wine. Also, the caffeine withdrawal was a killer!

  6. says

    I used to drink one can of 7 up or Sprite per day. When I told someone I was cutting back they said “you only drink one can per day?!”.

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