New Challenge & New Goals
It looks like Beck and I both slacked off big time for February. I almost regret calling off the challenge for February as we both seem to have completely lost our motivation which has had a negative result for both of us.
But like she said, it's time to get up, dust off our shoulders and get to work.
March Challenge - 2019 - Week 2
I am still my tracking sheet as a checklist to mark off each task as I complete it. This has been a life saver. The tracking page sits in my planner so I see it every time I look at my To Do list.
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.
- Average Step Count: 4,894
- Thigh: Didn't measure
- Weight: 252.5
So, a couple things... my average step count is waayyyy low still! Like last week, I started the week strong but then slacked off midway through the week and didn't pick it back up.
I still didn't get focused on my diet and my weight sure enough showed it. I will force myself to start the Keto diet again on Monday and stick with it this time. I just have to get past the Keto flu and then I'll be good. I need to push through.
Day 10 - Sunday
Sunday I did not start my walking for the week. I started the day with my challenge tasks and then I got to work on getting my weekly household chores done. I finished those around noon and didn't do much of anything else for the rest of the day. Sunday should be a rest day each week for walking, rest days are nice.
Day 11 - Monday
Monday I woke up feeling motivated again. Let's do this. I logged into work before doing my first workout for the day because the time changed this weekend so I woke up feeling more tired than usual and went back to sleep until time to start work. So I did my first workout around 9am and completed my challenge tasks at that time. I continued walking throughout the morning and into the afternoon but I missed the last workout and therefore did not meet my step goal for the day. Tomorrow.
Day 12 - Tuesday
Still motivated on Tuesday. Again, I did my challenge tasks first thing in the morning with my first workout for the day. I continued my walks each hour throughout the day and almost reached my 10,000 steps but lost my motivation in the late afternoon.
Day 13- Wednesday
I started off great on Wednesday but lost my motivation shortly before lunch time. As I was doing my challenge tasks, my knees started screaming during the side lunges. They were not happy. I made a mental note that I need to be careful doing these from now on to make sure I don't trigger a flare up in my knees. I didn't get my steps for the day, I got busy at work and then just completely forgot about it the rest of the day. I need to start setting a timer again.
Day 14 - Thursday
Thursdays are meeting days. I really don't like Thursdays. I really don't like meetings, they are so counterproductive and they are soul sucking. Though, I've started taking advantage of some of my meetings by walking through them. I did not do that today. I got my morning walk in and completed my challenge tasks for the day prior to my first meeting at 9:30am. I had back to back meetings the rest of the day and didn't get up again to walk. I hate Thursdays.
Day 15 - Friday
I was off on Friday, unfortunately my son woke me up at normal time so I didn't get to sleep in because he didn't realize I was off and thought I was going to be late for work. So sweet that he tried to help me. I did my first morning work out as usual and then immediately did my challenge tasks. After that, it was mostly couch all day. I did a little bit of cleaning and cooking but not much else.
Day 16 - Saturday
On Saturday, I got up normal time because my dog didn't want me to sleep in. I need to work with my babies and teach them which days they're allowed to wake me. Anyway, I got up and put a rack of ribs in the crock pot to cook and then my son and I went out to a local event. Unfortunately, he needed to sit down within about 5 minutes of getting there so we didn't stay long. Next, I dropped him off at home to rest and I went grocery shopping. After grocery shopping, I did my challenge tasks and then sat on behind for the rest of the day until it was time to cook again.
Progress on My Goals
I kept my Fitbit on all week and registered steps each day, unfortunately they weren't anywhere near my daily goal most days. I need to work on the motivation during the second half of the week and kick this thing up to the next level if I'm going to see results.
I did not do well with my diet either this week and I'm right back to where I started with my weight. So I need to get it together and make this happen. I know that once I start seeing results again, my motivation will skyrocket. it's just getting past the first few days and then I'll be okay.
Each challenge task is worth one point upon completion. The baseline week of tasks was worth 8 points. I earned 8. The first week of tasks was worth 26, I earned them all. My total points going into week 2 was 34.
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 34 points available.
Points Earned: 33
Total Challenge Points: 67
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