Well, better late than never right? I’m only a few weeks late getting my July recap and August goals outlined.

July started out great but then… I GOT LAZY! My running started suffering and I started eating and drinking worse. I’ll blame the weekend baseball trips we made with my oldest son. Those hurt! They hurt bad 🙂

July “Goal” Recap

HEALTH / FITNESS

  • Run 90+ miles in July
    • FAIL: Only got 67.5 miles in for July.
  • Do Sprint Workout once per week
    • FAIL: Did about one the entire month.
  • Bike 60+ miles in July
    • FAIL: Didn’t bike once.
  • Do 30 burpees every day
    • FAIL: Successful for the first 20 days, then got lazy and failed.
  • Do 30 pushups every day
    • FAIL: Successful for the first 20 days, then got lazy and failed.
  • Do 30 situps every day
    • FAIL: Successful for the first 20 days, then got lazy and failed.
  • failedDo 30 dips every day
    • FAIL: Successful for the first 20 days, then got lazy and failed.
  • Drink NO caffeine
    • FAIL: Didn’t drink any for the first 20 days, then got lazy, staying up later and started back on the caffeine.
  • Drink minimal sugar filled drinks
    • FAIL: Sugar in soda doesn’t help…
  • Eat minimal sweets
    • FAIL: Didn’t watch what I ate at all the last 10 days.
  • Get weight down from 207 to 200 by August 1st
    • FAIL: Weight was 210 at the end of July. Failed goals means gain a little weight.
  • Workout at Gold’s over lunch 2+ times per week
    • FAIL: Didn’t do this the last 2 weeks of July.

TRAVEL

  • Enjoy baseball tournament trips with Drew and family!
    • PASS: Finally one I passed for the month. Enjoyed these a little “too” much which added to my missing of the health goals.
  • Relax in the Ozarks but not slack on working out.
    • PASS: Had a great Ozarks trip and worked out nicely during that trip.

LIFE

  • Get back on track with Budget numbers
    • FAIL: Pushing this back to August
  • Blog once per week here at knup.net
    • FAIL: None

So can we just say July was a “FAIL” month? The last 10 days were for sure. But what can I learn from that? Goals are just goals. The good thing about it is that the next month I can reset and do better. There are a few goals that I just don’t think are practical for my lifestyle these days. So I’ll modify the goals to make them more attainable. At the end of the day I need to see a lot more green.

August 2015 Personal Goals

HEALTH / FITNESS

  • Run 70+ miles in August
  • Eat minimal sweets
  • Maintain weight at 210
  • Cut back on alcohol drinking

TRAVEL

  • None

LIFE

  • Get back on track with Budget numbers
  • Blog once per month on knup.net

Long Term Goals

HEALTH / FITNESS

  • Run a Spartan Race in 2015
    • 7/1 update — still need to find the right race!
    • 8/19 update — I think I’m done with Spartan race. Can’t find anyone to go with me and lost my desire to do it.
  • Run a half marathon in 2015
    • 7/1 update — unsure I want to commit to this now
    • 8/19 update — still possibility in October.
  • Bike a “Century” in 2015
    • 7/1 update — I better get training!
    • 8/19 update — Not going to happen it looks like. Maybe 2016?
  • Lower weight to 200 by August 1st
    • 7/1 update — On pace, lets go!
    • 8/19 update — Maybe more realistic is 205?

TRAVEL

  • Visit (Texas Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, etc) with the family
    • 7/1 update — possible around Xmas?
    • 8/19 update — now thinking 2016.
  • Visit New York with Sarah
  • Visit Miami with Sarah
    • 8/19 update — possibly a Christmas trip with the family this year.
  • Bring Sarah to Hawaii
  • Bring boys to Milwaukee baseball game vs. Cardinals
  • Bring kids to all inclusive family vacation in Mexico
  • Bring boys to St. Louis to see Cardinals game that includes batting practice
    • 7/1 update — have an upcoming Rockies game at end of July that we may hit!
    • 8/19 — haven’t made one yet. Need to still.

LIFE

  • Attend a second DFS Live Final
    • 7/1 update — doesn’t have to be this year, but some day!
    • 8/19 — not chasing another in 2015, but maybe 2016
  • Play in the World Series of Poker MAIN EVENT
  • Move somewhere warm
    • 8/19 update — Sarah is driving this. She wants to move to Florida and teach while I work on Knup Solutions.
  • Work on Knup Solutions LLC full time
    • 8/19 — been making great strides with the business to bring on as much revenue as possible to make this happen at some point.

FINANCIAL

  • Eliminate all Credit Card debt
  • Pay off Escape debt
  • Pay off mortgage
  • Get rid of the IAA liability