This July I Will....

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  • jamcnewman
    jamcnewman Posts: 2,027 Member
    My focus for July has been to:

    Continue my mindfulness practice:
    - 8 minutes after tea in the morning
    - whenever I sense myself escalating with frustration
    - 4 minutes in bed before sleep

    Implement new daily sleep habits:
    - 10:30 PM Alarm - my signal to begin to wind down:
    - Alarms and reminders set for tomorrow
    - Water bottles filled and in the fridge
    - Swim bag packed
    - Wash for bed and put on pajamas
    - 4 minutes mindfulness
    - Phone plugged in on hallway table for the night
    - Into bed to read before sleep
    - Take melatonin + magnesium tablet
    - Final trip down the hall

    Mindfulness practice is going very well. Sleep habits are still activities prompted by my checklist and I sense myself struggling against it. But my sleep has improved and I am keeping at this.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,619 Member

    🌼🌺🌸🌻🌸🌺🌼
    🌼🌺 JULY 2022 🌺🌼
    🌼🌺🌸🌻🌸🌺🌼

    July Focus: CONSOLIDATION
    July Solid Habits:
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    • Weight < 140: (I weigh each morning after ablutions)
    • Reduce Fat%: 29.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 21%
    • Increase Muscle%: 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.4 : 31.8
    • Calories in the green:
    • Steps > 7500:
    • Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily:
    • Active hours > 6 daily:
    • Evening Cleanup Check ground floor rooms:
    • make bed > 10 minutes of flex:
    • Journal/Habit Tracker
    • Post Daily DONE Log
    • Update MFP Groups
    For July, I am consolidating my Solid habits, and working on creating and laminating crib sheets to help me with my routines.

    In July:
    After I have my breakfast …..
    ……… I will spend > 5 minutes working on a redesign of how I frame and record my Solid Habits.
    Reward: He-Man I HAVE THE POWER!!!
    (this is my go-to celebration)
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️





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  • donna25trinity
    donna25trinity Posts: 2,075 Member
    * Track calories for day 💖
    *Prep and weigh dinner and night time treat in morning💖
    * Pretrack including wknds💖
    *Track honestly cos only cheating myself 💖
    Strengthen Meditation muscle 👎
    * Tap 💖
    * Put weight in app 💖
    *Journal and gratitude 💖
    * Mix up working out box, long run, sprints, dancing, outdoor gym, skipping, exersice bands, stretching, bike, 💖
    Dnt take work too seriously 💖
    * No procrastinating, so can leave work 4.30pm on the dot 💖
    * Look for another job 💖
    * Make bub laugh daily 💖
    * Dnt over explain or justify urself_ less is best💖
    *  Focus on tracking not on deflecting through out the month 💖
    * Go for walk at lunch 💖
    *Drink tea with meals 💖
    * Chew gum in kitchen 💖
    * Drink water 💖
    * Hve things to look forward after work and wen im stressed ie Sing, tv show, dance 💖 
    * When worrying use gratitude to stay present 💖
    * Don't eat as a way to try and stay awake as comfort or for reward, wen tired just go upstairs to sleep 💖
    * Report here daily! 💖
    * Track calories for next day 💖

  • enlightenme3
    enlightenme3 Posts: 1,436 Member
    July 18 - need to get back on track.

    This July I will list/post daily accomplishments (P for pass or day of the month if done):
    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-P-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18

    Morning Routine:
    ▪ Check calendar 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
    ▪ Weigh myself, record 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
    ▪ Make bed 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
    ▪ Empty dishwasher/put away dishes 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-P-17-18
    ▪ Drink 48 oz water/coffee/tea 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
    ▪ Workout or walk 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-P-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
    ▪ Start a load of laundry P-P-3-P-P-6-P-P-P-P-11-P-P-P-P-16-P-18
    ▪ Swish and swipe bathroom 1-2-P-P-P-6-7-P-9-10-11-P-13-P-P-P-P-P

    Afternoon Routine:
    ▪ Take vitamins with lunch 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-P-11-12-13-14-15-P-P-P
    ▪ Clear/clean counters 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-13-14-P-P-P-18
    ▪ Sweep/mop floors P-P-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-13-14-P-16-17-P
    ▪ Workout or walk 1-2-P-P-5-6-7-8-9-P-11-12-13-14-P-16-P-P
    ▪ Drink 24 oz water 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-16-17-18
    ▪ Prep dinner P-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-P-17-P

    Evening Routine:
    ▪ Clean kitchen counters/stove 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P
    ▪ Shine Sinks 1-P-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-P-P-P-P-P-P-P
    ▪ Clear/declutter hot spots 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P
    ▪ Straighten up/reset family room 1-2-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P
    ▪ Go to bed at a decent hour P-2-P-4-5-P-P-8-P-P-P-P-P-14-15-16-P-P

  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,209 Member
    It’s been awhile since I posted but, my meditation has firmly become a habit my tai chi is good most days and I am making a very conscious effort to eat clean that has been easier than in the past. I continue with my rowing, spinning and walking each day plenty of outdoor exercise.

    @snowshoe072
    Wonderful successes !!
    Congratulations to everyone who is sticking with their habits and implementing their plans. Perfection isn’t required, but it does need regular tending.

    I am sticking with my goal of stretching more. I do feel better.

    Most of my weekend “free” time has been zapped by an intro graphics design course I’m taking through Coursera. I want to become a better visual communicator. Last week’s homework assignment (estimated to take 1 hour) took me over 8 hours. Goodbye weekend.

    Be well!

    —Denise

    @themedalist Wonderful job with your stretches, you Habit Maven!!

    Although time consuming, your class sounds fun & you will have many more tools at your disposal!!

    💞
  • enlightenme3
    enlightenme3 Posts: 1,436 Member
    July 19 - a bit better today. Didn't get to any of my deep cleaning that I needed to do, but got through a bit of my daily stuff.

    This July I will list/post daily accomplishments (P for pass or day of the month if done):
    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-P-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19

    Morning Routine:
    ▪ Check calendar 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19
    ▪ Weigh myself, record 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19
    ▪ Make bed 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19
    ▪ Empty dishwasher/put away dishes 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-P-17-18-19
    ▪ Drink 48 oz water/coffee/tea 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19
    ▪ Workout or walk 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-P-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19
    ▪ Start a load of laundry P-P-3-P-P-6-P-P-P-P-11-P-P-P-P-16-P-18
    ▪ Swish and swipe bathroom 1-2-P-P-P-6-7-P-9-10-11-P-13-P-P-P-P-P

    Afternoon Routine:
    ▪ Take vitamins with lunch 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-P-11-12-13-14-15-P-P-P-19
    ▪ Clear/clean counters 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-13-14-P-P-P-18-19
    ▪ Sweep/mop floors P-P-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-13-14-P-16-17-P
    ▪ Workout or walk 1-2-P-P-5-6-7-8-9-P-11-12-13-14-P-16-P-P-19
    ▪ Drink 24 oz water 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-16-17-18-19
    ▪ Prep dinner P-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-P-17-P-19

    Evening Routine:
    ▪ Clean kitchen counters/stove 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P-19
    ▪ Shine Sinks 1-P-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-19
    ▪ Clear/declutter hot spots 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P-19
    ▪ Straighten up/reset family room 1-2-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P-19
    ▪ Go to bed at a decent hour P-2-P-4-5-P-P-8-P-P-P-P-P-14-15-16-P-P-19

  • donna25trinity
    donna25trinity Posts: 2,075 Member
    edited July 2022
    20th
    * Track calories for day 💖
    *Prep and weigh dinner and night time treat in morning💖
    * Pretrack including wknds💖
    *Track honestly cos only cheating myself 💖
    Strengthen Meditation muscle :s
    * Tap 💖
    * Put weight in app 💖
    *Journal and gratitude 💖
    * Mix up working out box, long run, sprints, dancing, outdoor gym, skipping, exersice bands, stretching, bike, 💖
    Dnt take work too seriously 💖
    * No procrastinating, so can leave work 4.30pm on the dot No
    * Look for another job 💖
    * Make bub laugh daily 💖
    * Dnt over explain or justify urself_ less is best💖
    * Focus on tracking not on deflecting through out the month 💖
    * Go for walk at lunch 💖
    *Drink tea with meals 💖
    * Chew gum in kitchen 💖
    * Drink water 💖
    * Hve things to look forward after work and wen im stressed ie Sing, tv show, dance 💖
    * When worrying use gratitude to stay present :s
    * Don't eat as a way to try and stay awake as comfort or for reward, wen tired just go upstairs to sleep 💖
    * Report here daily! 💖
    * Track calories for next day 💖
  • donna25trinity
    donna25trinity Posts: 2,075 Member
    * Track calories for day 💖
    *Prep and weigh dinner and night time treat in morning💖
    * Pretrack including wknds💖
    *Track honestly cos only cheating myself 💖
    Strengthen Meditation muscle 👎
    * Tap 👎
    * Put weight in app 💖
    *Journal and gratitude 💖
    * Mix up working out box, long run, sprints, dancing, outdoor gym, skipping, exersice bands, stretching, bike, 💖
    Dnt take work too seriously 💖
    * No procrastinating, so can leave work 4.30pm on the dot 👎
    * Look for another job 💖
    * Make bub laugh daily 💖
    * Dnt over explain or justify urself_ less is best💖
    * Focus on tracking not on deflecting through out the month 💖
    * Go for walk at lunch 💖
    *Drink tea with meals 💖
    * Chew gum in kitchen 👎
    * Drink water 💖
    * Hve things to look forward after work and wen im stressed ie Sing, tv show, dance 💖
    * When worrying use gratitude to stay present 💖
    * Don't eat as a way to try and stay awake as comfort or for reward, wen tired just go upstairs to sleep 💖
    * Report here daily! 💖
    * Track calories for next day 💖
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,619 Member

    🌼🌺🌸🌻🌸🌺🌼
    🌼🌺 JULY 2022 🌺🌼
    🌼🌺🌸🌻🌸🌺🌼

    July Focus: CONSOLIDATION
    July Solid Habits:
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    • Weight < 140: (I weigh each morning after ablutions)
    • Reduce Fat%: 29.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 21%
    • Increase Muscle%: 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.4 : 31.8
    • Calories in the green:
    • Steps > 7500:
    • Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily:
    • Active hours > 6 daily:
    • Evening Cleanup Check ground floor rooms:
    • make bed > 10 minutes of flex:
    • Journal/Habit Tracker
    • Post Daily DONE Log
    • Update MFP Groups
    For July, I am consolidating my Solid habits, and working on creating and laminating crib sheets to help me with my routines.

    In July:
    After I have my breakfast …..
    ……… I will spend > 5 minutes working on a redesign of how I frame and record my Solid Habits.
    Reward: He-Man I HAVE THE POWER!!!
    (this is my go-to celebration)
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️





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  • donna25trinity
    donna25trinity Posts: 2,075 Member
    edited July 2022
    21st July

    * Track calories for day 💖
    *Prep and weigh dinner and night time treat in morning💖
    * Pretrack including wknds💖
    *Track honestly cos only cheating myself 💖
    *Strengthen Meditation muscle_ no
    * Tap 💖
    * Put weight in app 💖
    *Journal and gratitude 💖
    * Mix up working out box, long run, sprints, dancing, outdoor gym, skipping, exersice bands, stretching, bike, 💖
    Dnt take work too seriously 💖
    * No procrastinating, so can leave work 4.30pm on the dot 💖
    * Look for another job 💖
    * Make bub laugh daily 💖
    * Dnt over explain or justify urself_ less is best💖
    *  Focus on tracking not on deflecting through out the month 💖
    * Go for walk at lunch 💖
    *Drink tea with meals 💖
    * Chew gum in kitchen-No
    * Drink water 💖
    * Hve things to look forward after work and wen im stressed ie Sing, tv show, dance- no
    * When worrying use gratitude to stay present-no
    * Don't eat as a way to try and stay awake as comfort or for reward, wen tired just go upstairs to sleep 💖
    * Report here daily! 💖
    * Track calories for next day 💖


  • enlightenme3
    enlightenme3 Posts: 1,436 Member
    This July I will list/post daily accomplishments (P for pass or day of the month if done):
    1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-P-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-P-21

    Morning Routine:
    ▪ Check calendar 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21
    ▪ Weigh myself, record 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21
    ▪ Make bed 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21
    ▪ Empty dishwasher/put away dishes 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-P-17-18-19-20-21
    ▪ Drink 48 oz water/coffee/tea 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21
    ▪ Workout or walk 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-P-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21
    ▪ Start a load of laundry P-P-3-P-P-6-P-P-P-P-11-P-P-P-P-16-P-18-19-20-P
    ▪ Swish and swipe bathroom 1-2-P-P-P-6-7-P-9-10-11-P-13-P-P-P-P-P-19-20-P

    Afternoon Routine:
    ▪ Take vitamins with lunch 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-P-11-12-13-14-15-P-P-P-19-20-21
    ▪ Clear/clean counters 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-13-14-P-P-P-18-19-20-P
    ▪ Sweep/mop floors P-P-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-13-14-P-16-17-P-P-P-P
    ▪ Workout or walk 1-2-P-P-5-6-7-8-9-P-11-12-13-14-P-16-P-P-19-20-21
    ▪ Drink 24 oz water 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-16-17-18-19-20-21
    ▪ Prep dinner P-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-P-17-P-19-20-21

    Evening Routine:
    ▪ Clean kitchen counters/stove 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P-19-20-21
    ▪ Shine Sinks 1-P-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-19-20-P
    ▪ Clear/declutter hot spots 1-2-P-4-5-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P-19-20-P
    ▪ Straighten up/reset family room 1-2-P-4-P-6-7-8-P-P-11-12-P-P-P-P-P-P-19-20-P
    ▪ Go to bed at a decent hour P-2-P-4-5-P-P-8-P-P-P-P-P-14-15-16-P-P-19-20-21

  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 15,619 Member

    🌼🌺🌸🌻🌸🌺🌼
    🌼🌺 JULY 2022 🌺🌼
    🌼🌺🌸🌻🌸🌺🌼

    July Focus: CONSOLIDATION
    July Solid Habits:
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    👌🏻👌🏻
    • Weight < 140: (I weigh each morning after ablutions)
    • Reduce Fat%: 29.3; 27.1; 25.1; 24.5; 24.2 23.4 21%
    • Increase Muscle%: 28.7->30.1; 30.6; 30.7: 30.4 : 31.8
    • Calories in the green:
    • Steps > 7500:
    • Intentional exercise > 50 mins daily:
    • Active hours > 6 daily:
    • Evening Cleanup Check ground floor rooms:
    • make bed > 10 minutes of flex:
    • Journal/Habit Tracker
    • Post Daily DONE Log
    • Update MFP Groups
    For July, I am consolidating my Solid habits, and working on creating and laminating crib sheets to help me with my routines.

    In July:
    After I have my breakfast …..
    ……… I will spend > 5 minutes working on a redesign of how I frame and record my Solid Habits.
    Reward: He-Man I HAVE THE POWER!!!
    (this is my go-to celebration)
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
    ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
    ⚔️⚔️




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  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,209 Member
    edited July 2022
    beabria wrote: »
    Happy July!

    This month I will:
    1) Pre-plan my meals and snacks by at least 24hrs. Changes are okay, as long as they stay in the same calorie range.
    2) Do at least 10 minutes of light cardio each day.
    3) Do weight training 2+ times per week.
    4) Meditate daily.

    I did some baby versions of these in June and made it! Time to turn the knob one more click!

    @beabria How’s it going? Any successes to share?
    New to the group and need support and accountability.

    This month I will log all of my food and I will exercise at least three days a week either running, yoga or swimming

    @bigbossallie What’s one habit you have improved this month so far?!!
    joaniecard wrote: »
    I am at the beginning of my journey. So this July, I will keep it simple
    1. Drink my daily water
    2. Track my food

    @joaniecard How’s the water & tracking going? What strategies have you developed to be successful at one or both of your goals?!
    This July I have two main focus areas for habit-forming:
    2. Take a dose of my inositol supplement in the afternoons. This is important in curbing the afternoon blood sugar drop which causes me to crave (and eat) snacks. It comes in a powder form so I will put some in a container to take to work since I’m there in the afternoons more often than not. I will also set an alarm on my phone to remind myself to take it! 💊
    3. Serve a smaller serving, or leave some food on the plate, at least once a day. This is important because I have a tendency to serve large portions, and thanks to my upbringing I’m a member of the clean plate club! So this will need to be a deliberate tactic every day, to get myself in the habit of eating smaller meals.🍽
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    Note that I’m in Australia so if ever my postings seem ahead of time it’s because I’m generally around 14 hours or so ahead of US time zones!

    @TwistedSassette I love your 3rd goal! I’ve thought of doing that myself. How’s it going? Which meals are easiest for you to take a smaller serving or leave some on plate? When I used to eat out, I’d notice many slender people doing this! Thanks for the reminder!!
    For July I'm going to concentrate on my exercise consistency again. I did OK part of June but could do much better.

    I will walk the treadmill or outside for at least 30 mins per day.
    I will do EPIC at least 2x per week.

    When I exercise I feel much better both physically and mentally.

    @LazyBlondeChef How’s your consistency of exercise going❣️I’ve been working on this too!



  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,209 Member
    Part 2:

    Thank you @themedalist ❣️
    This July, I will:

    1) burn 600 active calories per day on average. My monthly avg is 681 per day. Plantar fasciitis held me back 5 days, but I’m pleased! With my avg over the 19 days so far!✅

    2) Keep food where it has been. Yep. But I’m
    Actually reducing it gradually over time!!✅

    3) Talk to a friend or family member each day by phone/video/outside.✅

    4) Relax once my exercise goals are met. ✅ This has worked great! I’m walking first thing when I wake up!!

    WE HAVE ONE MORE WEEK in JULY!! Let’s accelerate as the month closes!!

    Let’s rock it!
    ♥️♥️
    Maddie 💞
  • beabria
    beabria Posts: 415 Member
    @MadisonMolly2017 Thanks for checking in! Going pretty well, but not perfectly:
    1) Pre-plan my meals and snacks by at least 24hrs. Changes are okay, as long as they stay in the same calorie range.
    #1 completed everyday - has be challenging b/c I've notices a big upswing in hunger, so have done lots of adjusting to switch out for things that I think will increase satiety.
    2) Do at least 10 minutes of light cardio each day.
    #2 completed everyday except 1, as a recent ankle injury started to act up, and I was told to rest it.
    3) Do weight training 2+ times per week.
    #3 due to the ankle injury and life stuff, I've altered this one - I've done weight training OR bodyweight training at least twice a week.
    4) Meditate daily.
    #4 all but one day, because I forgot :)
  • jamcnewman
    jamcnewman Posts: 2,027 Member
    Monday July 25 Update
    jamcnewman wrote: »
    My focus for July has been to:
    Continue my mindfulness practice:
    - 8 minutes after tea in the morning
    - whenever I sense myself escalating with frustration
    - 4 minutes in bed before sleep

    Have changed my mindfulness schedule to better match when I find it most needed and helpful. Continuing to do this through use of the prompted breathing exercises (Apple Watch) daily.
    Implement new daily sleep habits:
    - 10:30 PM Alarm - my signal to begin to wind down:
    - Alarms and reminders set for tomorrow
    - Water bottles filled and in the fridge
    - Swim bag packed
    - Wash for bed and put on pajamas
    - 4 minutes mindfulness
    - Phone plugged in on hallway table for the night
    - Into bed to read before sleep
    - Take melatonin + magnesium tablet
    - Final trip down the hall

    Have I ever been pleased with myself for working on this and sorting out improvements to my sleep hygiene. I need my sleep more than ever and don’t have much of a window to get to sleep right now. Our dog took very ill quickly, had surgery, and is home with us now. He is on a regime of medications and feeding that requires a spreadsheet to track the changes for the 14 days we need to do this. 😳 I have been able to go to sleep on time, and wake alert to take on the day’s activities. Keeping at this as this improvement has honestly been a big positive change for me.

  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,209 Member
    beabria wrote: »
    @MadisonMolly2017 Thanks for checking in! Going pretty well, but not perfectly:
    1) Pre-plan my meals and snacks by at least 24hrs. Changes are okay, as long as they stay in the same calorie range.
    #1 completed everyday - has be challenging b/c I've notices a big upswing in hunger, so have done lots of adjusting to switch out for things that I think will increase satiety.
    2) Do at least 10 minutes of light cardio each day.
    #2 completed everyday except 1, as a recent ankle injury started to act up, and I was told to rest it.
    3) Do weight training 2+ times per week.
    #3 due to the ankle injury and life stuff, I've altered this one - I've done weight training OR bodyweight training at least twice a week.
    4) Meditate daily.
    #4 all but one day, because I forgot :)

    I’d say those are all significant wins! Bravo🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

    Good job tending to your ankle!
    And I’m curious what you think has created the upswing in your hunger? Again, great job modifying your plan to foster your success!

    Have a great next week❣️
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,209 Member
    jamcnewman wrote: »
    Monday July 25 Update
    jamcnewman wrote: »
    My focus for July has been to:
    Continue my mindfulness practice:
    - 8 minutes after tea in the morning
    - whenever I sense myself escalating with frustration
    - 4 minutes in bed before sleep

    Have changed my mindfulness schedule to better match when I find it most needed and helpful. Continuing to do this through use of the prompted breathing exercises (Apple Watch) daily.
    Implement new daily sleep habits:
    - 10:30 PM Alarm - my signal to begin to wind down:
    - Alarms and reminders set for tomorrow
    - Water bottles filled and in the fridge
    - Swim bag packed
    - Wash for bed and put on pajamas
    - 4 minutes mindfulness
    - Phone plugged in on hallway table for the night
    - Into bed to read before sleep
    - Take melatonin + magnesium tablet
    - Final trip down the hall

    Have I ever been pleased with myself for working on this and sorting out improvements to my sleep hygiene. I need my sleep more than ever and don’t have much of a window to get to sleep right now. Our dog took very ill quickly, had surgery, and is home with us now. He is on a regime of medications and feeding that requires a spreadsheet to track the changes for the 14 days we need to do this. 😳 I have been able to go to sleep on time, and wake alert to take on the day’s activities. Keeping at this as this improvement has honestly been a big positive change for me.

    @jamcnewman
    Great job, my friend❣️
    Both mindfulness & sleep are so important! Maybe the most important as they give us the energy for our exercise & assist with good habits & decision making around our food!

    You should be extremely proud & pleased❣️💃🎉😘

  • donna25trinity
    donna25trinity Posts: 2,075 Member
    25th
    Missed w/e reporting

    * Track calories for day 💖
    *Prep and weigh dinner and night time treat in morning👎
    * Pretrack including wknds👎
    *Track honestly cos only cheating myself 💖
    Strengthen Meditation muscle 👎
    * Tap 👎
    * Put weight in app 💖
    *Journal and gratitude 💖
    * Mix up working out box, long run, sprints, dancing, outdoor gym, skipping, exersice bands, stretching, bike, 💖
    Dnt take work too seriously 👎
    * No procrastinating, so can leave work 4.30pm on the dot 👎
    * Look for another job 👎
    * Make bub laugh daily 👎
    * Dnt over explain or justify urself_ less is best👎
    *  Focus on tracking not on deflecting through out the month 💖
    * Go for walk at lunch 💖
    *Drink tea with meals 💖
    * Chew gum in kitchen 👎
    * Drink water 👎
    * Hve things to look forward after work and wen im stressed ie Sing, tv show, dance 👎
    * When worrying use gratitude to stay present 👎
    * Don't eat as a way to try and stay awake as comfort or for reward, wen tired just go upstairs to sleep 👎
    * Report here daily! 👎
    * Track calories for next day 👎


  • snowshoe072
    snowshoe072 Posts: 3,172 Member
    Where did July go? My habits are still a work in progress my exercising has been so much better this month I found my “round to it”. That makes for a happier me. Still need to work on areas but one thing at a time and it will come full circle. Staying the course for the remainder of July thinking ahead for August.