Project Me: Goals for June

When last we chatted, I was telling you all about what a pleasant and productive April and May I had. OK, perhaps that wasn’t exactly how it went, but I got through April and May, Project Me is still going strong, and I’m ready to set some goals for June.

Let’s first look back at my bigger goals for 2013, which are

  • fasting blood sugar reading below 130 mg/dL
  • triglycerides reading less than 150 mg/dL
  • body weight at or below 220 pounds,
  • and an improved quality of life as perceived by me

Turns out that I’d blown away all four of those goals before the end of April, so I’ll need to think about new, challenging/inspirational goals to work on between now and December 31st. (Look for that post Coming Soon.) That being said, I know the general direction I want to head, so let’s look at how I can make progress in the next 30 days.

Goals for June:

  1. Get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity cardio activity PLUS two strength training* sessions each week
    • *Make an appointment with a trainer at the gym!
  2. Have fun: incorporate at least one fun activity into each week (sewing, knitting, crochet, lunch with a friend, bike ride, pedicure, get hair done) – it’s sad that I have to be so serious & focused about having fun but that just seems to be the way it works for me!
  3. At least one fruit or veggie with each meal
  4. Eat at least 25 grams of fiber every day
  5. Don’t buy any clothes for a month – believe it or not, this one is definitely going to be the most difficult for me since I’ve become quite the clothes-a-holic since I stopped using food to numb my feelings.
fun by hodgers, via Flickr

So that’s what I’m going to be working on for June – what will you accomplish in the next 30 days?


    I love that you blasted through your goals so fast you have to make new ones! You are tearing this up!

    I’m hoping to get through most of Couch to 5K in June. The last week would be in July, even if I don’t have to repeat any weeks, and given what the heat is like here, I might end up saving that last week for October! 🙂


      Great minds think alike, Ginger – I just installed the C25K app on my phone and am planning to start as soon as I can get one of my decent sports bras clean. Not sure if I’ll be able to do it or not but I remember how quickly it burned fat when I lost weight in the late 90s so I’d like to try again.



    Hi Denise – Congrats on meeting your goals and setting new ones!! I love that you are setting smaller, reachable goals for yourself. I hope that you find a great trainer to work with as this can really help take your fitness to the next level.


      Hi Alicen,

      Thank you for the encouragement. It feels great to be able to report success in achieving goals and I know exactly how what I’m doing is contributing to my larger goals for my health and happiness. I’m hoping I can find a good trainer – I’ve not had particularly good luck in the past and I don’t want anything to interfere with the “workout mojo” I’ve got going!

      Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comment!