The eighth month of the FIT Challenge is now starting. I am glad we are past July because it was a month when I struggled with weight loss. I believe this past month will serve as a challenge for me, especially since the first six months went very well and the weight came off fairly easy.
I now know I have to increase my exercise and adjust my eating habits some more. I did ease up on the type of food I was eating, which obviously has made a negative impact. I wasn't eating more food, but I did make different choices in type while watching calories.
I continue to enjoy the FIT Challenge and feel I can still reach my goals, but I need to step up the pace. My health is still improving and I feel much better with more energy. I do know I am still a long way from being in the shape, both physically and overall health. The FIT Challenge is helping with both goals.
This past week I was on vacation taking several day trips and two overnight trips. I find myself watching what I eat, but I don't exercise like I should during vacation. I guess it is a good thing that this was my last scheduled vacation for the year.
This past week Derek Nimrichter of Bodi N Balance has tried to keep me on track and increase the workouts to help with calorie loss. We worked out July 27 and 28. Derek understands what I need to accomplish to be successful in obtaining my goals, but I need to increase the cardio on off days and watch what I eat and how often.