Setback for my A-May-zing month
Monday, May 13, 2013
I just now came up with the word "a-May-zing" as a way to describe this month. Corny? Yes. Am I going with it? Yes.
I started May with a serious sense of renewal. I set a goal of achieving 500,000 steps for the month recorded on my Fitbit (that is an average of about 16,200 steps per day, which is more than 400% of the Average American's step habit!) and getting to my gym 3 times per week to make more lean muscle so my bikini will look extra good. I was even hoping to shed a couple more pounds and maybe even drop another slacks size so that I can justify a super fun shopping spree.
But, alas, May had other plans.
I started it out just fine - 16,000+ steps and a gym visit on the first 2 days - but a driving trip put a damper on my progress (we drove to Lexington, KY for my baby cousin's college graduation). I told myself not to worry, a few lower-step days was simple to overcome. I would just be sure to get up to 20,000+ steps several days in a row, and I'm back on track to meet that 500,000 step target.
And then we got sick.
My Aunt (mother of the grad) thought she had food poisoning, but it was a stomach virus, and my hubby and I were both laid-up for a couple of days. Even feeling better, I did not, and still lack, the energy I need to achieve my lofty May goals. Yes, I did shed 3 pounds rapidly, but not the way I would like to. I woke up this morning, after being a bit shy of step goal yesterday, feeling completely wiped out and unwilling to get out of bed to get my workout before coming to work. I have free time this evening to get my steps in, but it bothers me when I don't wake up ready to go.
I hope that the warmer weather we are scheduled to receive this week will help me re-charge my batteries. In the meantime, I have some serious ground to cover with my step goal - I probably have to average at 20,000+ for the rest of this month in order to make 500,000 by the 31st. I hope I haven't dug too great of a hole to be able to make it out. Eeep!