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 were 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. But I started off slacking so now I’ve bumped my step goal up to 15,000 steps per day.
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 4
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 4 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 again 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 or none of this really matters.
Day 20 – Sunday
It was a good day. I slept in, even though I still got up within an hour of normal time. That seems to always be the case, but I didn’t get awakened by any alarm clock so that’s always a nice start to the day. I was motivated immediately but I didn’t do my challenge tasks until shortly before lunch. I did a morning walk and then ate breakfast, did another morning walk and then worked on my garden a little. I did another morning walk and then completed my challenge tasks right before my shower that way I went straight from dirty and sweaty to a nice refreshing shower. I kept my walks going through out the day and did very well with getting my steps in.
Day 21 – Monday
Another great day, despite it being a Monday. I was not as motivated when I woke up, to be honest. My period started first thing in the morning so my back was hurting and I was crampy. The excuses started flooding my head and I battled them with my first morning walk which was a lazy walk. But once I logged into work and kicked myself in gear, the rest of the day was cake. I walked every hour and completed my challenge tasks first thing in the morning. Yay me!
Day 22 – Tuesday
Pretty good day. I walked every hour during my work day and completed my challenge tasks in the morning. Unfortunately, by the time I got off work, I was feeling nauseous so I went to bed shortly after and didn’t meet my step goal for the day. But since I was only about 2,200 steps below it, I’ll make that up throughout the week and count it as a success.
Day 23 – Wednesday
I did well with walking again today. I managed to get my steps in each hour throughout the work day. I completed my challenge tasks in the morning as always. It was a little harder to get my steps in the evening time but I pulled it off last minute and walked out my last few right before bedtime.
Day 24 – Thursday
Another good day on goals. My challenge tasks were done in the morning after my morning walk. I continued my hourly mile throughout the day until right at the very end. I had a few meetings in the afternoon that kind of hurt my motivated so I only had 12,000 steps by the time I got off work and I didn’t do a whole heck of a lot after that. I did not meet my step goal for the day.
Day 25 – Friday
I woke up late this morning. That wasn’t a problem because it was my day off so I didn’t oversleep…I just slept in. I rarely sleep in though so doing so threw off my routine. But that’s okay. When I got up, I almost immediately got to work cleaning off my back porch. I pulled all of the furniture out into the rain to get washed off and cleaned up the dirt and bark from potted plants. Swept the porch off and put everything back again. I took several breaks throughout that whole process but didn’t do a whole heck of a lot of walking. By the time I finished, I was only at 3,000 steps. Then I went grocery shopping and ran errands. When I came home, I was at just over 6,000 steps so I started my hourly walks for the day. I didn’t quite make it to where I wanted to be, but I came pretty close.
Day 26 – Saturday
Saturday was a super busy day. I got up and got busy right away with my walking. I did my challenge tasks first thing. And then I got busy with a household project, moving some furniture around and stuff. After that, my son and I ran some errands like grocery shopping. By the time we got home from everything, I was in pain and so tired but only had just over 10,000 steps for the day. I’m wrapping up a HealthyWage step challenge so I need to get a certain amount of steps in this week in order to earn money. That motivated me to do a couple of my mile walks during the evening to bump up my steps for the day.
Progress on My Goals
I’m still struggling with my personal goals. I signed up for a step challenge in March and then forgot about it. I got lazy and didn’t get my daily 10,000 steps in for weeks. Now the step challenge is ending May 4th and I’m rushing to get in enough steps to still win. So my daily step goal to win that challenge is over 16,000 steps per day and it came at a time when I’m doing other things in my personal life that are leaving me in pain. We’ll call it spring cleaning type stuff so I’m already tired and sore. So that’s my poor me story. It’s out there, it’s out of my head. Now it’s time to grab myself by the bootstraps and get it done. Plain and simple. My life. My goals. Make it happen.
I did very well on these this week. I’ve found the trick is to get them done very early in the day while I still have the energy and motivation. There are just a few days left… will I see it through to the end?
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