July 2022 Fitness Update

Well that is July over and done with and what an absolutely crazy month that was. The month has been spent watching the Euros either on TV or in the stadium and it has been the best month ever for me, not only did I see England win in a final but it has inspired and motivated me for my own content and goals which honestly I needed it as I was starting to struggle a bit. Unfortunately though the busy month left me struggling when it came to my workouts and nutrition. Here is how the month went goal wise...

Get into the 14 stone bracket
Unfortunately this didn't happen and honestly I believe that if I wasn't so busy I could have really pushed towards it. I did start making a lot of progress on the odd week where I wasn't so busy but unfortunately couldn't keep it up but hey I didn't gain weight so that is a plus.

Workout 5 times a week
This was always looking a bit unrealistic with my schedule and obviously I didn't stick to it due to how busy I was. I started the month well, dropped off, picked back up then fell back off again. It is time to get back on track with my workouts though and make some good progress.

Stay consistent even whilst busy 
I guess in some ways I was consistent throughout the month until we headed towards to the end of it. I was taking lunches to work each day and getting my steps in. It is time to really get cracking back on with this now as I know the consistency is going to play a big part in any future progress I am going to make.

Work on my push up goal
I am still really struggling with this one as my upper body strength just doesn't want to play ball by the looks of it.  I can get myself up but just can't seem to lower myself. We have changed the plan a bit now though and I have ways that are going to help me out with getting close to this goal and I am excited to see how much progress I can make in the future.

Play plenty of football
This one didn't go as planned, I had it all scheduled in but then a new tattoo, the extreme heat and my crazy schedule meant I didn't get to play half as much as I wanted to.I did get to play a bit more than usual as I had a training session but I am really looking forward to being able to get back to it properly very soon. It is just a case of getting time and money to able to attend as much as I would like.

So here is how July looked on the scales...

Beginning of June weight: 15 stone 6 lb 

End of June weight : 15 stone 6 lb

Total loss for the month : Maintain

So here are the goals I am making for myself to hopefully smash in August ...

- Sort out active wear drawer
- lose 3lb 
- skip 30 mins a day
- Workout 3 times a week
- Work towards my push up goal
- Make a start on the garage conversion (finally it will be a gym)

I honestly don't mind maintaining in July as it was such a busy month and if I am honest I thought I would end up with a pretty big gain instead so this was a nice surprise. It is time to really knuckle down in August though as we are closing in on my 3 month period of goals I had set for myself and I am still a long way off achieving any of them. Other than a holiday early on in the month I don't actually have much planned other than football and housework so it is time to really put 110% effort into making progress towards the goals before time is up early on in September... I can totally do this.

Total loss for 2022 : - 7 lb

Total loss since start of journey : - 10 lb

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