Ki's Progress - Week 10
Goal #1 - 7-Day Average of 3,500 Steps - I did not accomplish my step goal this week. I don't have any excuses for this. My leg was not bothering me and I felt just fine. I was just focused on other things and completely forgot about getting up and getting active.
I have silent reminders on my Fitbit every hour but now I've gotten into the habit of ignoring them completely and forgetting what they're telling me to do. I will need to focus on this to boost up my activity level again. My 7-Day Average for this week was an even 2,222 steps which is much lower than last week. No improvement is not good in my book.
Goal #2 - Diet Log - My diet goal for this week was to watch my calorie counts closely and stay between 1,000 and 1,500 calories to promote weight loss. I must admit, I did better on this goal this week than I thought I did. There were only two days that I was over 1,700 calories and there weren't any days that I was under 1,000. That's pretty good for me. Though my diet still needs to improve and I need to beef up the motivation on this one and find some healthier yummies.
I also wanted to limit myself to no more than 1 soda per day. Even though I am still not buying it during grocery shopping, it's amazing how creative I've gotten at conveniently ensuring there is some available when I want it. I need to break this Mountain Dew habit. It's bad...but it tastes so good. I think there were one or two days that I had more than one Mountain Dew. So I failed this goal this week.
Goal #3 - 30 Min. Cardio / 3 days - My exercise goal this week was to get at least 30 minutes of cardio on 3 days. Unfortunately, I did not meet my goal. As I mentioned before, I simply ignored my alarms and forgot to get up and get active.
I accomplished cardio for 30 minutes only 1 day this week. I did call my Ortho doctor and get Physical Therapy scheduled for my leg and ankle. I will be starting Physical Therapy this week so we'll see how that goes.
Goal #4 - 4 bottles of water per day - I did do a little bit better on the water goal this week. There were 4 days that I drink 4 bottles of water. This needs to be an everyday thing and when I kick the Mountain Dew habit, I'm sure the water will be much better.
I'm almost completely caffeine free and will continue increasing my water intake and kick the Mountain Dew habit for good. I am determined to do it, I'm so close. I didn't meet this goal this week but I improved it, I'm happy with that.
Goal #5 - 7 hours of sleep per night - I came SO close to meeting my sleep goal this week! I definitely did much better than previous weeks. I did meet the goal on 3 days. And the other 4 days were sooo close!
My motivation for this goal comes from this month's Fitness Challenge with Team Sloth. We set our sleep goals and the person who meets their goal the most this month wins.
I did call the Sleep Specialist to see about getting the sleep apnea taken care of. But it's been so long since the initial sleep study was done (3 years) that I have to start the process all over. So I did call my Primary Care Physician and scheduled an appointment to get this process started again.
My weekly average was 7 hours and 2 minutes of sleep. That's great for me! Unfortunately, there were only 2 days this week that I went to bed on time (before midnight). I need to work on improving that to ensure the best opportunity to get my 7 hours.
Goal #1 - Since I was unable to achieve a 7-day average of 3,500 last week, I am going to keep this goal the same for this week with a 7-day average of 3,500 steps. My Physical Therapy may impact this depending on how sore it makes me, we shall see.
Goal #2 - This week I am going to continue with no more than 1 soda per day. I still am not keeping soda in the house, I just happened to grab one while I was out today. I am also going to try to stay between 1,000 and 1,500 calories this week. No more and no less.
Goal #3 - My exercise goal this week will stay the same: to do at least 30 minutes of safe cardio 3 times this week to see how my leg feels about it. Hopefully this week I'll get an idea of how Physical Therapy will impact my exercise.
Goal #4 - Again, I will continue trying to get 4 bottles of water in per day every single day.
Goal #5 - I will also continue trying to get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. This week I will aim to be in bed before midnight each weeknight. With September's Fitness Challenge being a sleep challenge, I need to really focus on this goal.
How was your week? Did you meet your goals this week? What are you currently trying? Let us know in the comments below!
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