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Thursday, January 02, 2014

So, although I am tracking my food and trying to make more good choices than bad, I've decided that focusing more on being active is the way to go for me. With that in mind, I've taken on a few month-long challenges for January. After January, I'll re-evaluate and see if that sort of thing works for me.

1. As posted in my resolutions, I'm doing the squats and push-ups challenge from Facebook. I like strength training, so I expect this one to be easier for me to stick with. (It's also part of my desktop background, so I don't have to go searching for it every day.)

2. The Winter Wellness Challenge here on SP. This one is not totally fitness-related. Today's challenge was to to read an article. Thank goodness, because yesterday's challenge kicked my butt! Jumping around like a crazy person; my calves are sore today, lol.

3. The January Jumpstart Challenge here on SP. I started this one today, and the workout was hard for me, but not impossible.

All of these revolve around short bits of time, so I on't feel like doing three challenges is too much. I still got on the treadmill for a little yesterday and today to increase my step count.

Speaking of step count, I really, really like my SPAT. It is very motivating to me - more than I thought it would be! The fact that you have to have a workout (even if it's only five minutes) before it will sync each day kinda forces me to move, and seeing how far I am from my goals each day makes me want to get on the treadmill and get closer to the "finish line." So far, I'm very happy I bought it. My only complaint, and sort of a buyer-beware if you buy from Amazon: I bought from the Amazon warehouse, which means my tracker was used. It was quality tested, but I don't have a full battery. I've only had mine on a couple of days, and I've got 68% battery life. It did come with the extra battery, though. Just a small note there.
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