New Challenge & New Goals
We are back to working on our legs. Going into this, I was somewhat dreading it because I still remember how two hundred somethin’ squats felt. Not. Good.
Thankfully, this particular challenge doesn’t have unreasonable numbers to accomplish each day. We start very low and we work our way up to 15 reps per set. I like this approach so much better, I can do as many sets as I want to but it won’t hurt me if I’m having a bad pain day and can only do 15.
My only other exercise goal for this month is to achieve 10,000 steps each and every day. I got lazy there for awhile, it’s time to step it back up and get to work.
March Challenge – 2019 – Baseline
I didn’t do much of anything special to prepare for this challenge other than print my tracking sheet.
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.
- Thigh: 25″
- Weight: 246.4
Day 1 – Friday
Friday was a day off this week. I woke up and my son and I went to a shop to purchase myself a new toy as a reward for a good performance review at work.
On the way home from that, there was a car accident right next to us which almost caused us to be run over by a large septic truck. That would’ve been a really crappy day. But we swerved and were spared from the accident.
That said, my adrenaline was still going when we got home which made it the perfect time to get my leg exercises done for day 1. I did them right away and without trouble.
I haven’t put my Fitbit on in a week or so. My skin has been irritated for some time now because of the moisture that gets between my skin and the wristband, so I left it off for awhile to air out my skin and let the irritation go away. I don’t know how many steps I accomplished.
Day 2 – Saturday
I ended up taking my son to an urgent care clinic for an issue. While he was getting x-rays done, I thought about doing my leg challenge exercises in the patient room…but I didn’t do it. I got distracted when I noticed a camera in the room and started my brain down a rabbit hole of what are they monitoring exactly?
After we got back home and my son took his meds and went to bed, I waited until I was relaxed again and then I did the exercises for the day. I still haven’t put my Fitbit back on yet so no idea on the steps for the day.
Progress on My Goals
I have not started on my personal goals yet as I need to first put my Fitbit back on my wrist.
Each challenge task is worth one point upon completion. The first week of tasks only included 6 items to complete and therefore was worth 6 points.
Measuring my thigh each week is worth 1 point.
Posting my stats on time (by 6pm Sunday) is also worth 1 point.
Therefore, this week there are 8 points available.
Points Earned: 8
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