August goals check-in
Stick to the game plan: more careful zoning, more carbs, more structure on the weekends.
This was pretty good, I think. I’ve made it a point to eat three whole meals on the weekends and not snack out of boredom. I haven’t maybe eaten quite as many carbs as I planned, but definitely getting over the mental freak-outs I sometimes have about potatoes and quinoa etc.
Enjoy my birthday week within reason. You better believe it I’m having cocktails, going to Milk Bar for cookies, Eataly for pastries and dragging alliegets to Guy Fieri’s Flavortown for Donkey Sauce margs (or whatever other apocalyptic things they serve. Actually embarrassingly excited for this shitshow) when I’m in New York at the end of the month, but it doesn’t mean I should have cake for breakfast.
New York was definitely an eating extravaganza. But I decided I wouldn’t feel stressed about it and I definitely didn’t/don’t. Since getting home, I’ve eaten my three square meals and been far more reasonable than I was last weekend.
Figure out how to survive the 2014 edition of the Market Basket Family Feud. I’d rather not dump all my income to Whole Foods.
Farmer’s Market, Haymarket and Trader Joe’s to the rescue! It’s actually gone really well. And while Market Basket is back online, I think I’ll still keep the farmer’s market and Haymarket in heavy rotation because there are just unbeatable deals at both places. See: 3 avocados for a $1 at Haymarket. Praise hands.
- Figure out what to do post Oly Camp. Talk to Jess for suggestions. Catalyst Cycle?
- Find time for track WODs, once a week. This will help with the pesky fat loss.
- Keep up with Operation: Pull-ups with the circuits Jess, Beth and Joe have put in WODs.
- Drop in at CF South Brooklyn while in New York? Definitely not dropping in at 5th Ave again. Was not worth my $30 last time.
Calling all this a wash. I haven’t been very good about the gym this month, let alone track WODs.
Pull-up stuff is coming along, even without the drills. I’ve made it a point to always do strict, strength-building scaling over more metcon ones.
I dropped in at EVF Performance while in New York, at least there’s that.
Quality time with Barry. He started a new job and I basically never see him. It’s nothing new, but I really want to make more of an effort. We’re planning on a trip to the farmer’s market tomorrow!
It hasn’t been easy, but I think I’m calling this a success. We made it a point to coordinate schedules better, but I think a lot of this is because I’ve been on vacation and haven’t had to do school work. Real test to this would be when school is back in session.
Keep up with YNAB. I’m obsessed with the software and it really feels like it’s a way of budgeting I can keep up with.
OB-SESSED. I love this software so much. I managed to meet my savings goals easily and even had a separate goof-off budget for New York. BAM. Oh and I got the software for free because they have a kick-ass student discount program.
- Don’t get stuck at home during my vacation. I’d like to take a day-trip to the Harbor Islands, and maybe go to the beach.
WOMP WOMP. I’ve been better about not hermiting but I didn’t make it to the beach (it was too cold on the days I’d planned to go).
- Read more: instead of scrolling through my dash or refreshing IG, pick up a book / the Kindle. I have about a dozen books I’ve yet to crack open.
Half a success? I have been better about putting my phone down and keeping it on Do Not Disturb, and I’m slogging through a couple of books right now. Maybe if I’d been reading actually riveting books, this would have been easier.