Friday, October 19, 2012
Day 6 was a good day for my ActiveLink. I did 100 minutes of deep water aerobics and water jogging. I took off the Link when I was walking around the house tightening screws on drawers and doors because that isn't something that I ordinarily do for activity. My tracker definitely showed some big dark green bars indicating activity that was intense. The activity time was consistent with the time I spent working out in the pool.
Day 7 was complete and total overkill on my part. I was active from 7:20a.m. until 3p.m. I did 120 minutes of water aerobics followed by several hours of walking as I completed my errands. This wasn't planned; it just kind of happened. Thank goodness I had a snack and water with me in the car because I didn't eat lunch until 3p.m. I was exhausted when I got home and ate lunch. This caused me to have to lie down for almost 2 hours.
I will find out later this evening what my activity looks like for today and add it into this blog. I hope my activity overload won't skew my baseline for my tracker. I worked around my tendency to over do my activity all week and am disappointed in my own judgement. Live and learn. This is the very reason I got the ActiveLink in the first place. Looking at the data in living color will hopefully help me to use moderation more often.
Tomorrow is my last day of tracking to establish a baseline or starting point. I'm looking forward to seeing the results of my first week of activity tracking. The ActiveLink will give me a 12 week challenge for activity after my baseline is established. I'm excited to start my activity challenge. At the rate I moved around today, I have a feeling that the ActiveLink is going to tell me to slow down. I certainly hope it will!!! It's a great tool for me to use to monitor myself as I exercise and live an active life.
When I plugged my ActiveLink into the computer, all of these dark green bars that indicated high intensity activity popped up. I was right about being active from 7:20a.m. until 3:00p.m. The darkest green showed during the time when I was doing water aerobics. However, a lot of activity of a medium intensity popped up in the hours after water aerobics. I'm looking forward to my last day of setting my baseline. I'm excited about getting started on my challenge!