Tuesday, February 05, 2013
One month in and I'm down 14.6 lbs. This past week I haven't seen much movement but that is to be expected as hormones have me retaining water.
I'm entering the final stretch on finishing my thesis (two weeks til my draft needs to be in my committee chair's hands) and I'm continuing to make some time for being active. I am still struggling to meet my 10k step goal each day and have only managed to hit it a couple of times, but I'm working my way up and really trying to focus on making sure I get over 5k every day and aim more towards the 7k-8k range.
Yesterday, was one of the days I more than hit my 10k step goal yesterday though and boy am I feeling it today. SOOOO sore! I am making progress and will take this one month at a time, one week at a time, one pound at a time, one choice at a time.
I can do this.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Continues to amaze me how hard I have to work to make sure I get over 5,000 steps a day. From my baseline measurements the week after Christmas I have doubled my steps (or more) to hit that 5,000 or more mark and I have eliminated the junk from the house and my diet (for the most part) since the first of January.
I am down 2 lbs since January 1st.
The only day this week I didn't get above 5,000 steps was yesterday. I hit a little over 4,000 steps yesterday--and I had to go into work and I didn't go to the YMCA to walk on the treadmill since my son didn't have swim practice yesterday. That's always the part that trips me up. I'm going to have to make some time--just 30 minutes if nothing else--on the days I work to get extra steps in. On the days when my son has swim practice, I'm trying to take the opportunity to use that time to work out as well.
As always, it's baby steps.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
It's amazing how difficult it is for me to get just 5,000 steps a day--that's just half the recommended 10,000 steps goal! Wow, I have a long way to go from sedentary to get active.
A couple of things I looked at starting yesterday includes Leslie Sansone's mile a day challenge. On her website she is posting a fast mini-walk (1 mile) each month and if I can just do that each day, I think it will help motivate me to be more active throughout the day.
I'm also looking at doing a virtual walk across america where you log your steps each day and the website translates that into miles and will plot your course across the U.S. on the american discovery trail from Delaware to California. That's 5,000 miles. I would have to walk at least 13.5 miles a day to make that walk in a year--I don't think that is going to happen but if I can get up to a minimum of 10,000 steps a day I might be able to make it in two years or less.
This is where patience needs to comes in and I need to just focus on the baby steps. If I start trying to push to hard/far, too quickly, I'll just burn out like I always do.
So, my goal for now is to make that 5,000 steps easy to consistently reach every day and then start pushing for that 10k steps a day.
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