Weight Loss Journey - Ki's Progress
I have totally redeemed myself from the Killer Cardio Challenge. I was active for 29 out of 30 days in November and I was active on December 1st. This earned my redemption.
To make up for the 1 day I missed during November, I carried the redemption challenge through December 1st. So since I achieved 30 active minutes on December 1st, I am redeemed from October's loss. Beck has agreed to this deal. Sometimes we have bad days and it's okay to allow ourselves a rest day. We need to do that.
But, I also need to stay active for my own health and well being. So...going forward, I am going to continue to try and attain 30 active minutes per day in addition to whatever other challenge we have going on at the time. Afterall, my goal is to become healthy and fit.
Yesterday, Beck and I started the December Challenge. We're targeting our guns, buns, and abs this month. I've done just one day so far and, I gotta tell ya, my thunder thighs are feelin it Buddy! But we're going to ignore that today and press on.
Now let's see how I did with my other goals.
Last Week's Stats - 12/03/2018
For the most part, my numbers were down this week. I took 2,283 fewer steps than last week with a total of 45,802 steps. That said, I met my daily step goal more this week than I did last week. I travelled .94 miles less than last week for a total of 19.14 miles. My activity level dropped being 31 minutes less active this week with 222 active minutes. And I exercised 5 days instead of only 6. And my weight was almost 1 pound up. Not good. I need to do better.
Goal #1 - Diet Log - My diet goal for this week was to continue tracking and to keep sodium below 2,300. That will align with the goals set forth by MyFitnessPal. I did a great job of tracking this week.
The diet was still off the rails this week as I am currently working on transitioning to a new diet. I will provide more details on that in the coming weeks. My sodium count was really high this week. Not good. I'm going to keep the goal of keeping my calories and sodium below the recommendations from MyFitnessPal. So roughly 1,700 calories and 2,300 mg of sodium.
Goal #2 - 30 Min. Cardio / 7 days - My exercise goal was to get at least 30 minutes of cardio in every single day. I did not meet this goal. Therefore, I will keep this goal the same going forward until that becomes a habit. I didn't do quite as well as last week but I did better than previous weeks. Still not quite there so I will keep trying.
Goal #3 - 64 ounces of water per day tracked - My daily average for water intake last week was 46 ounces which was 1 ounce more than last week. So I improved, but not by much. It's almost humorous how slow this goal is progressing. So, I will keep my goal for water consumption to increase my daily average to at least 50 ounces, almost there! New habits are hard so we're doing a slow roll here.
Goal #4 - 6 hours of sleep per night - My sleep goal was to get 6 hours or more of sleep each night. I hit this one out of the park this week. It was even better than my normal weeks by achieving more than 7 hours of sleep each night. I think I'm going to try to stick to that. I've been feeling pretty good. While I did meet my goal, I'm going to keep the goal the same this week.
Overall, my week was pretty good. I was active all week and did better on my sleep but I messed up the diet, completely opposite of last week...again. I need to nail both...at the same time.
I'll be back this time next week to let you know if I met these goals of mine this week.
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