New Challenge & New Goals
We’re working on our butts this month, no joke. Many people are embarrassed by or would like to fix something about their butt.
The challenge tasks we’re doing this month will help tone and shape our butts. I know mine needs a ton of work.
My personal goals for this month are to achieve at least 13,000 steps each and every day. I got lazy in February and didn’t pick it back up much in March, I need to kill it this month.
I also need to restart my diet…again. My diet seems to be what derailed everything and swallowed up my progress. I had positive results going on but then when I went off my diet, I ended up getting lazy and gaining it all back. Now I’m back to square 1 with high blood pressure and pre-diabetes. Time to get busy.
April Challenge – 2019 – Week 2
I don’t use a journal or anything to log my exercises because I use the tracking sheet as a checklist. I will be using a journal to keep track of my diet though.
Week 2 Measurements
I’m measuring progress on my thigh but am recording my weight as well for my personal goals. My personal goal is to get my Average Step Count above 10,000 and my weight down as much as I can.
- Hips: Didn’t measure
- Waist: Didn’t measure
- Weight: Didn’t measure
I did not get back on my diet this week, so I know that I will most definitely not like the results if I get on the scale or measure myself so I’m not going to. I know that no matter how much I work out, if my diet isn’t in check, there won’t be significant results. So the bottom line is I need to get my diet back on track.
Day 7 – Sunday
Today was a super lazy day. I even took a nap which I don’t usually do. I’m not sleeping well so I’m pretty much always tired at the moment. I sat on my lazy butt all day too and didn’t do much stepping either. I did do the challenge tasks though before giving up for the day.
Day 8 – Monday
Monday I did quite a bit better with motivation. I didn’t quite reach my 15,000 steps but I came pretty close. I completed my challenge tasks after my second walk of the day. It was a Monday, so I needed a little extra time to wake up.
Day 9 – Tuesday
My motivation was on point Tuesday. I woke up ready to go and completed my first walk of the day before work as well as my challenge tasks immediately after. The walking is helping with the stress load right now, so that’s a plus.
Day 10 – Wednesday
Still rocking the motivation! I completed my challenge tasks immediately after the first walk of the day and I managed to cram more than 15,000 steps in. Goal met!
Day 11 – Thursday
Thursday was hinky. I woke up motivated. It’s the day we’ve been anxiously awaiting for two weeks. I got busy immediately and completed my challenge tasks after my first walk. Halfway through the day, I logged off work and my son and I left to go get his MRI done. It was an hour drive there, an hour of sitting, and then a two hour drive home in rush hour. By the time we got home, steps were not going to happen. So I didn’t meet my step goal and I came home with more stress than I left with.
Day 12 – Friday
I was off and didn’t have to work, so my son and I decided to take a mini-roadtrip and go see one of the points of interest on our list. It is local to our state but a few hours away from our house, which is why it’s a mini-roadtrip…or a daytrip. Since we were in the car most of the day, I did not get my steps in. I knew I wasn’t going to when we started the day and decided to make that trip. So I’ll just have to work extra hard on other days to exceed my goal. I did not do the challenge tasks either. By the time we got home, I was wiped out and it slipped my mind.
Day 13 – Saturday
I woke up motivated again, I do like it when that happens. I completed my challenge tasks after the third walk of the day because I took my sweet time waking up on my day off. Then it was get busy time on chores, grocery shopping, errands, and cooking for the week. I achieved my steps quite easily and even threw in a second set of challenge tasks to make up for missing yesterday.
Progress on My Goals
I did pretty well on my step goal this week, I missed a couple of days but it was much improved from the week prior. Stress has not reduced any just yet, but I’m handling it better this week. I need to really focus on getting back on the diet this week.
My challenge goals were almost perfect again this week. I missed a day and then made up for it the following day. I’m not beating myself up for it right now, too much stress as it is. Human, right?
So, how did you do? Are you following along? Let us know how your week went in the comments section at the bottom of this page. We’re here to support you on your journey too!
For now, take care and hug your loved ones!
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