New Challenge & New Goals
1. Weight: I want to be at 190 pounds by the end of this month.
2. Get my three workout spaces in a usable order.
3. I need to track my calories and carb intake.
4. Figure out my schedule.
5. From week one to week four want to increase my steps per day by a 1,000.
January Challenge – 2019 – Week 2
Day 6 – Sunday
So today is usually my rest day but I had planned to do a lot of stuff today. That didn’t happen. I did do stuff, just not the stuff on my list of things to do. Apparently I’m defiant even when I’m the one telling myself to do something. Go figure? I did the challenge workout first thing in the morning but after that.. eh.. I didn’t do much of anything else except get my steps in. The goal for this week is 11,000 steps a day. On a day off work they are much harder to get.
Day 7 – Monday
I forgot to set my alarm clock. I didn’t get up at my usual 4:30 in the morning. My back up phone alarm went off at 5am and woke me. The extra sleep was nice. I got up and did the challenge workout and then walked the dogs. I don’t have to be at work today until 11 am. Short day today YAY! However, I do have to drag my Dragon back to school after the winter break. That was not excessively fun. On my way back, I made it to the gym. I did a very long workout and was nearly late to work. But I got there. Worked until 4:30 and came home. Did not do another thing after that.
Day 8 – Tuesday
Today was a 4:30 am day. I got up and did the challenge workout. Then I walked the dogs and went to work. I worked from 6am to 4pm. I came home and did a core workout. I’m now soaking my very sore feet and not doing much else.
Day 9 – Wednesday
Another 4:30 am day. Same routine, I got up and did the challenge then walked the dogs. Went to work until 4pm. Came home did a very fast core and sat for the rest of the day. Today is the first day in the next pay week. So we are on a new schedule. Note to self. Stop eating at night. You set up your eating rules for a reason lady! Stop it!
Day 10 – Thursday
4:30 am wake up. Do the challenge. Walk the dogs. Contemplate how repetitive my life actually is. Pouted a bit and then went to work. Worked until 3 today because it was really slow, I was super bored and tired of being there. Luckily I have a boss who loves to save on pay roll.
Day 11 – Friday
Friday is a weird day always. It’s my short day at work, my long day on other stuff.
Let me explain. I got up at 4:30 in the morning, did the work out and walked the dogs. Went to work and then got off at 10:30 in the morning. Should have been 10 but I squeezed in 30 minutes to make up for that hour I ditched out on.
Then I went home and changed clothes. It’s now 11. My Dragon child is calling me to pick her up early from school. I go. Get Dragon child, get back to my side of town to clean my sister’s house. Because that’s how I pay for vacations. I clean her house and pay off tickets and rooms $50 at a time. Yay me.
Money that isn’t counted in bills is going towards something cool. This was the week I paid off my plane ticket to Iceland so YAY! As long as my passport gets here before we take off, I’m going to Iceland.
After I finish cleaning my sister’s house, I go straight to my mom’s and do any errands and whatnots she needs me to do. Finally around 4ish.. I go home. I didn’t do another workout. The gym was the furthest thing from my mind.
Day 12 – Saturday
End of week two. I slept in. Of course I did. 4:30 am all week long on a day off… Sleep is so nice!
I have a thought here… is this challenge really working our arms or is it shoulders? Because the shoulders are where I’m feeling the strain. This morning while doing the workout I definitely noticed my shoulders feel fatigued. I’m not sure how the rest is doing but the shoulders are actively engaged.
Today was just filled with errands for my mom. I didn’t do another workout. My sloth is in full gear. I have to break this cycle because it will form into a full blown habit. I’m so mad that the new gym hasn’t opened up closer to my house yet. Maybe I can get more motivated to do it when I can just stop by on my way home.
End of week measurements:
- Bicep: 13 Inches
- Chest: 43 Inches
- Upper Abs: 42 Inches
- Lower Abs: 44 Inches
- Thigh:21 Inches
- Hips: 42 Inches
- Weight: 191.4
Rocking my knee high Gryfindor socks, I jumped on the scale today. Ta da! I’ve had some losses this week. YAY me! Happy sloth dance! Is it as fast as I want it to be? No, but a positive movement is a positive movement no matter how you look at these things. I’m a happy sloth this week!
Progress on My Goals
I am so close to my goal weight for this month! That’s exciting! I’m trying not to hyper obsess about my weight because that leads me down the rabbit hole of seriously bad habits.
Anyway, I’m excited. If I hit that goal by the end of January I can start working on my goal for February which is to be at 185 by the end of that month.
I’m catapulting ahead though. Let’s just talk about my goals that I have right now.
I’ve been working on my schedule this week. Trying to coordinate work with the gym and my eating schedule. It’s actually pretty hard work to figure out a schedule where you aren’t working yourself into oblivion. I started working on my outdoor space but keep getting side tracked. Need to cut that out and just get it done! So far so good.
Each challenge task is worth one point upon completion.
The first week of tasks only included 15 items to complete and therefore was worth 15 points plus 2 points for the bicep measurement and the stats post. I earned 17 points week 1.
This week, there were 30 tasks to complete. I completed them all.
Measuring my bicep each week is worth 1 point.
Posting my stats on time (by 6pm Sunday) is also worth 1 point.
Therefore, this week there are 32 points available.
Points Earned: 32
Total Challenge Points: 49
There we go, that’s my week. I hope you are working hard towards your goals. It doesn’t matter if you are fast or slow at accomplishing your goals as long as you are working on them.
Be kind to yourself and others,
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This article has 8 Comments
Looks like you have set up a good plan schedule to lose weight and to be fit for this new year 2019.
I noticed that you measure your walking steps every day and, I was wondering what kind of step counting devise you use or if there is any walking step counter that you could recommend to all of us who also would like to get in shape and to reach our goal weight through walking every day.
Congratulations on achieving your weight and fitness goals. Keep up the good work.
You can do this. You can do anything you set up your mind to.
Hi, I personally use the Fitbit Alta to track my steps, sleep, and heart rate. It works well for me. Thanks for reading!
Wow, you must be highly motivated to do something like this. Waking up at 4:30 to work out then coming back home to work out with almost no breaks at all. Every time I tried to do something like this, I would do well for first few days and then collapse for the rest of week. You’ve motivated me to get back into it again. I’m just wondering though, how do you wake up at 4:30-5:00 every morning? Do you sleep early at night too?
I have to. I have to be at work at 6am nearly every day. I’ve just got into the habit of getting up at 430 to be able to do my workout and take my little pups out to go potty before I leave for work. I don’t actually go to bed early. I usually head to bed between 11pm and midnight. The trick to running a very early morning schedule is to do it every day, even your days off. If you let yourself sleep in too often the schedule is blown. Starting all over every time. It’s not easy. Some days I’m very tired. Lucky for me I have two little dogs with small bladders that are very eager to go outside every day.
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for the entertaining post. You had a busy week but you still managed to meet your goals and grow your online business. Well done. I look forward to other posts.
Have a great day!
Busy weeks make the time pass by! You have a great day as well!
Thanks for sharing your January Fitness Challenge. The challenge seems like a fun way to be creative in your workouts. As a matter of fact, I actually have a friend that I will gladly tell about your website and fitness challenge. She was looking for a fitness challenge, but she wanted something that would be just right for her, not to hard and not to easy.
I’ll definitely tell her to visit your website,
thanks for sharing!
Oshea! Thank you! Sharing is caring. Thanks for stopping in!