Summer is flying by, and so is the abs challenge, so I thought now would be the perfect time for a mid-summer check-in!
July Abs Challenge
We are a little more than halfway through! How has it been going? Are your abs getting stronger? Do you have the same love/hate relationship with the workouts that I do? I want your feedback!
I have loved doing the workouts and having you all to motivate me. I can’t skip when I’m asking other people to commit!
I’m thinking about doing another calendar and series of workouts for August. Let me know if you have any requests 🙂
For the remaining two weeks, I’ve decided to up the challenge for myself. As you have (hopefully) heard, abs are made in the kitchen! I’ve been indulging in a LOT of sweets this summer. To get the most out of all this ab work, I’m not going to do anything crazy, but I am going to cut back on my dessert addiction. Wish me luck, and feel free to join me 🙂
Scale free summer
As I’ve shared in earlier posts, it’s been a rough summer. What I haven’t told you yet is that I’m also (mostly) scale-free for the summer. I’ve also stopped logging my daily calories. I’ve had a lot of lunch meetings and things at work, and I got frustrated trying to estimate every day. I decided to make it an experiment in weight maintenance. I’m not really looking to lose much more, if anything, so I wanted to see if I could maintain my results. Since our temporary apartment doesn’t have a scale, I knew I wouldn’t be tempted.
Annnnnd… So far, so good! It’s been stressful not having the scale and my calorie balance as a guide, but a few weeks ago when we were back in NY, I hopped on the scale and weighed exactly the same I did when I left! My clothes still fit the same and I feel like I look the same in the mirror.
I’m hoping I can keep this up, and maybe even improve some over the next month or so, but it’s such a relief to know I can trust myself and my instincts to keep me where I want to be. If you commit to a healthy lifestyle, you can get off the gain/loss roller coaster, I promise! Take a slow and steady approach to achieving your weight goals, and once you reach them you’ll be able to maintain them.
Have you ever broken up with the scale? I have a feeling I’ll be jumping RIGHT back on when we are home again. Maybe I’m an addict?