Happy first day of August and happy fiesta! I celebrated by breaking my vegan before 6 streak with an amazing apple strudel from Andersen's Bakery at work. Mmm.
I'm looking forward to tons of confetti eggs, one of the largest horse parades, Spanish dancing, and whatever else fiesta brings. I'm not so much looking forward to having to practice self control around all the delicious fiesta food and drinking. In case you haven't noticed, this little thing called "moderation" isn't something I'm great at.
But in an attempt to start the month off on a healthy foot, I'm recapping my July goals and sharing five fitness related goals for August in today's Friday Five Link Up.
July Goal Recap:
Ok so I don't think I technically hit this every week, but I did exceed it for the month!
2. Bike to work at least once a week
When I made my goals I failed to realize just how much trying to exercise before work, get 7 hours of sleep, and bike to work would conflict. Something had to give, so I decided it would be biking.
It wasn't always pretty, but I did manage to do this.
So close, but still not quite there.
I actually signed up for one but ended up canceling. Boo.
Ok so I kind of blew it for July. Definitely need to step it up in August!
I don't exactly like waking up early, but it really helps me avoid avoiding my workout later in the day. We'll see if 3 times a week is a lot harder than 2.
2. Do 2 days of strength training a week
I've been doing a lot of 6 AM yoga, but even though it makes my non-yogi muscles super sore I know it doesn't really count as strength training. So I need to make sure to get 2 good lifts in too.
I know this totally conflicts with #1 above, but I can totally do both. Especially if I sacrifice a little HBO GO or Netflix time.
It's definitely a lot harder to get as much walking in here than back in DC, so I need to make sure to keep up the effort.
Santa Barbara is kind of a small town but I KNOW there's great classes I haven't explored yet.
Q: What are you planning for this month? Any tips for a first time fiesta-goer?