Weekly Check-In {August 15}

Dog Days of Summer

Wow, can you believe we’re already smack-dab in the middle of August?!  Sadly, that means summer is coming to an end, but on the upside, at least it means we’ve survived the dog days of summer.  Temperatures for many folks have already started to cool which makes being active outdoors much more enjoyable again.  Kids are heading back to school which means moms will probably have some more time for themselves.

For me, I know the coming arrival of September will mean meetings at Weight Watchers will be busier again.  My leader even mentioned at our meeting on Sunday that September is one of the busiest months for them, right up there with January even!

Not being a mom, I don’t really think about my summer really being that different than the rest of the year.  The biggest thing for me is just a lot more outdoor social activities like BBQs and such.   Even though I have a bit more temptation, I don’t really feel like summer derails my healthy lifestyle since it also means more hours of daylight for getting in outdoor workouts, lots of fresh fruits & vegetables, etc.  For me, it actually makes staying on track a bit easier.

What about for you?  Does summer negatively impact your healthy lifestyle efforts?  Leave us a comment below with you thoughts and don’t forget to link up your Weekly Check-In link, too!  As for me, I was down 2 pounds this week.  Woo Hoo!

Before I end this point, I wanted to also send out a big shout out to Brooke on being named the Ultimate Olympian and winner of a $100 gift card during our recent Shrinking Olympics.  If I counted correctly, she won a total of NINE medals!  She won GOLD in Plank Hold, 4 x 1 Mile Relay, Squat Holds, and Push-Ups.  She won SILVER in the 1/2 Marathon Relay, 500m Swim, 6 Mile Cycling, and Wall Sits.  Finally, she won a BRONZE in the 1 Mile Dash.  Congratulations and awesome job, Brooke!!

In closing, I have one final reminder.  Just because the Olympics are over, that’s no reason to let your Olympic Spirit fade away.  There’s still plenty of time this month to keep working on your Gold Medal Ass!

Have a GREAT rest of the week!


  • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

    Summer is always harder for me. Between travel and being totally out of a routine, I tend to gain a little each year. And yes, for some reason September is always ‘buckle down and get back to it month’ for me! I am ready for it!!

    • http://www.thedailymel.com/ Melissa (@TheDailyMel)

      I know what you mean. September/October is always that time of year where I think, “Holy crap, I need to lose a few pounds before the holiday season of eating gets here!” LOL

  • http://twitter.com/annsgonnablow Ann Gregory

    I hate to admit it but I’ve fallen so far off the wagon I don’t know where the wagon is….I haven’t weighed myself in weeks and my “loose” pants are feeling snug. It’s a terrible feeling and I really need to give myself a swift kick in the arse and get back on the wagon….Hoping fall is a better season for me!

    • http://www.thedailymel.com/ Melissa (@TheDailyMel)

      You can do it, Ann!

  • http://www.thedailymel.com/ Melissa (@TheDailyMel)

    Better late than never, I suppose. Here’s my weekly weigh-in post:


  • Paula

    Well, I am surprised at the 1.6 lb weight loss. I celebrated my birthday on the weekend, but have been rationing out the treats. What has helped is the exercise. I did a few evening classes at my Y. Now that school has started, those won’t be an option for me. Will try to invent my own workout classes.

  • Andy Drouin

    Small lose this week and now I’m on vacation!

  • http://twitter.com/KuhnGregory Gregory Kuhn

    Mel, I love the summer because I get to do more things comfortably outside. Jogging is a lot more fun when it’s not cold and I can work up a good sweat. And, you might think this strange, but my dog and I have a ritual where she licks my sweaty face while I stretch after a run. I love it!

  • Suebob

    I’m with Gregory – I love to be outside! I have been really working this summer on increasing my fitness level, doing more weights and Zumba and walking more…anything to keep moving. I measure my body fat on my WW scale every week and I am determined to get that number down – I want to have more muscles so I can do more stuff. It’s slow going, but I’m working on it.