I love Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. I enjoy wearing sweaters and drinking tea by a roaring fire. October is my favorite month and Halloween is my favorite holiday. With September’s arrival I feel like it’s not quite Fall, instead it’s like the last “hurrah” of summer–last chance hiking in warmer weather, last chance camping before the rain starts.
August was a really busy month for me. We had a lot of out of town guests visiting us. It was a month of training and achieving personal goals. I celebrated my three year anniversary of keeping off 100 pounds. There was some sad news in my world, but all in all, I’d say August was a pretty good month.
Did I achieve my August Goals?
1. Continue the Scale-Free Summer. YES.
2. Go on long bike rides training for the Portland Century. YES. Not as much as I would have liked but we did.
3. Relax more. NOPE. Not really.
Relaxing is hard for me. If I see an empty day on my Google Calender I am much more apt to fill it with plans with friends or projects (never-ending projects!). I did read a lot of books this summer, though, so that qualifies as relaxing in my book. The best books I read this summer were:
Intriguing and easy to read. Made me homesick for Seattle:
Heartbreaking. Cried the whole time. Was sad when the book was over:
Haunting and disturbing:
What are my plans for September? September is kind of up in the air for me for a lot of reasons. I feel like without a gym membership (possibly) I’ll be living in limbo a bit. But here’s what I can come up with in light of that:
1. Commute to work by bike as often as I can.
2. Possibly train for the Harvest Century bike ride.
3. Take advantage of the nice weather and go hiking on the weekends.
4. Possibly find a new gym.
Decent goals, I think. No matter how this gym-thing shakes down, I will stay committed to exercising and living my healthy lifestyle. I don’t need a gym to stay fit. My hobbies have taught me that. Going scale-free has taught me that. It will be okay.
QUESTION: What was your biggest challenge in August? What goals are you setting for September?