6 week recap
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Wow! Has it already been six weeks since my last blog?! EEP! I meant to do much better than that. Anyway we did our 6 week fitness tests to look for improvements. Here’s mine for comparison.
Week 6 recap:
I feel that I did better overall with the tests. I made some great improvements overall, although, the crunches didn’t improve at all. I am working on learning to do a crunch like they say to on the crunch test this next 6 weeks.
wk 1: 17
wk 2: 21
wk 1: 0 (12 - 3" crunches)
wk 2: 0 (12 - 3" crunches)
3 min Step Test:
wk1: heart rate 92
wk2: heart rate 120 (hr taken differently from first test)
wk 1: 16.30
wk 2: 12.52
Now, on to the rest of my life. I’ve lost focus for way too long. I’ve been drifting along without making much of an effort. I am/was just exhausted all the time and my ankles have been hurting/swollen more often than not. So I’ve used that as an excuse to not move as much as I need to feel my best. I’m also way behind on my quarterly work challenge. If I don’t get moving I won’t get the insurance premium discount this quarter. NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN. The challenge is 500,000 steps, or about 5 – 6K a day. I haven’t even been averaging that. As of last night I had taken 340,391 steps, which leaves close to 160,000 steps left. It means I must take approximately 12,300 steps daily to meet this goal.
I can do this. I have done this before.
I’ve now been married for over 23 years. I think I love him more now than I did when we married. He has supported me in health and in sickness. He has taught me how to stand up for myself and make myself more of a priority. He has supported me through fad diets, giving up, starting again, low carb, low fat, weight watchers, and many other “diets”. Right now he is supporting my decision last year to go gluten free. He eats gluten free at home. If we go out I will not force this lifestyle on him. It’s his life and body.
I cannot and WILL not FORCE my lifestyle on anyone else. He is thinking about limiting wheat/gluten as he’s seen what it’s done for me and because of my choices he’s started researching the effects of gluten on the body. But he has yet to commit to this lifestyle. I think he is afraid that he won’t like the foods as much as what he eats/ate as a child.