July was a fun month and not necessarily reflected in my #janellie365 photos. This has been an amazing summer because there haven't been long stretches of high heat and humidity. Even the days that are less than ideal are fine by me because hey, it's not -20ºF.
July recap of my goals
I continue to make progress on my health-related goals and see the benefits. Though my lipid profile has never caused myself or my doctors any concern, the changes I've made over the past few months were reflected in my last screening. Numbers that are supposed to be low are lower and numbers that are supposed to be high are higher! My health coach, Mary Battista had me carry a 25 pound dumbbell up and down her stairs followed by a trip without the extra weight. This has been one of the most eye-opening and motivating exercises I've ever experienced in all of my years of struggling with my weight. I will be repeating this at home as a reminder to stay focused on maintaining this healthy lifestyle.
July by the numbers...
16 gym visits
630,811 steps (20,348 averaged a day)
1,563 active minutes (50 minutes a day on average)
26 pounds lost
Wise Acre Eatery
Black Sheep Pizza
Conny's Creamy Cone
Nelson Cheese & Deli
Lyndale Tap House
Canal Park Brewing Company
Sea Salt Eatery
Republic - see also: drinking
Peace Coffee Shop - Wonderland Park
Bread & Pickle
Surly Brewing Company taproom
Sociable Cider Werks taproom
Brauhaus Brew Lab taproom
LTD (Live The Dream) Brewing Company taproom
Repubic - Scott enjoyed a flight of Goose Island Bourbon County beers
Watching & Reading
We're still watching Six Feet Under but at a much slower pace than other series. I watched The Lunchbox while Scott was in LA for a business meeting. We both watched Life Itself and Boyhood. We watched Boyhood in the afternoon at the Uptown Theater and I felt like I had no idea what year it was or even where I was. Here's David Edelstein's review.
I finally finished an entire book - Delancey's: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage by Molly Wizenberg. It was a quick read, made me hungry for pizza, want to go back to Seattle, and thankful Scott doesn't want to open a brewery.
The Nivens Family