After reviewing last week, I have decided on the following goals for this week:
Weight loss is still my top priority. I have lost 3 pounds in 3 weeks, so I am right on target. If I continue at this pace, I will reach my goal of weighing 140 pounds by the beginning of June. My birthday is in June so that provides a little extra motivation for me to keep going!
I will continue to use the food tracker. I am surprised at how easy it is to use and such valuable information. I will use it every day!
Strength training: I will do 2 sessions of my three exercises. I do squats, counter pushups and knee-ups. I am doing 3 sets of each this week. WooHoo! I have already gotten 1 session in.
Full Cardio: I will do 3 sessions of 20-30 minutes of cardio. Probably xbox kinect.
Short Cardio: I will do 2 additional sessions of 10+ minutes of cardio. I have my fitbit one now, so I can get cardio while racking up the floors doing the stairs in my house. Which means I will probably get more than 2 sessions of short cardio in! I have already gotten 1 session in.
Walks: I would like to get 2 walks (outside) in this week, but I don't know. I have done one 25 minute walk already! I have a chronic problem with my right foot that makes walking longer distances difficult. That's one reason I do so much of my exercising inside on the xbox kinect (barefoot and on carpet). I have my Merrill barefoot running shoes that are helping make running errands and such easier on my foot, but I don't know how much additional walking I can do. You always hear that "walking is the best exercise". In my case, walking is not the best exercise! I am hoping that I can gradually work on the walking and my foot will miraculously get better? I am determined to figure it out!
I will do some stretching and foam roller work after every workout. This will help my body recover faster.
I will do 10 minutes of meditation each day. Decreasing stress will help my body recover faster, also.
I will continue my participation on SP. I will continue reading motivational articles and books.
I will continue the house cleaning and decluttering. Although, it is hard to fit a lot of that in after all my exercising.
I am still at the point that exercise makes me tired (very tired) and I need quite a bit of recovery time. I know I will get better in time. I envy people who get energized from exercise. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment after I exercise, but physically I feel drained. My body needs time to adjust to all this new activity and I know my body's response to exercise will improve over time.
Here's to a fantastic week!