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 3
Day 13 – Sunday
I got up this morning with a severe case of the “Sloth doesn’t give a rats patooty.” I did my workout this morning and then sat myself down. I moved as little as I possibly could for the entire day. I’m sure some people would call this a mental health day. I just say I noped out of it.
Day 14 – Monday
Got up at 4:30am. Did my work out and then took the fluffy butts (that’s my dogs) for a walk. The Dragon was being super difficult and didn’t get dragged to school today. Whatever! Went to the Gym did a 30 minute cardio. Not really what I should do there. Came home, took a shower and went to work at 11 am. Yay me. Worked a little late and came home. After that I didn’t do another thing. I did make the 12,000 steps goal. Yay me.
Day 15 – Tuesday
Rise and grumble at 4:30 am. Do the challenge. Walk the fluffy butts. Get to work by 6am. I worked until 4 came home. Made dinner. I was toast. It was a pretty rough day. Every day I say tomorrow has to be better… tomorrow comes and it’s still work. Go figure!
Day 16 – Wednesday
Oh my gosh it has been a rough day! I got up at 4:30 am to stay on schedule. Life is just easier when I’m on that schedule. I wasn’t scheduled until 10:45am. I had the plan to drop my kid off at school and then go to the gym. I was so looking forward to a later time to be at work. It’s like having two Monday’s in a week. That didn’t happen. I was called in an hour early. That’s fine. I didn’t have time to go to the gym and I already did my work out when I got up and before I walked the dogs. So, yeah… I did another challenge workout and then went to work. My 4 pm clock out time came… and I was asked to stay late. It was about 5:40pm when I finally clocked out to go home. I am on a schedule to eat by 6pm so it was fast food. Not a great choice, but it is what it is. I’m far too tired to do another work out. I’m seriously counting down the days till I go on vacation. One more month… just one more month!
Day 17 – Thursday
I got up at 4:30 in the morning again. Did the challenge workout, took the fluffs for a walk and then went to work. I worked my 10 hour shift with no break, then worked an extra hour because people were late. I then had to go to the store and get some groceries and travel vacuum bags by the time I got home. I wasn’t doing another thing.
Day 18 – Friday
Up at 4:30, did the challenge first thing. Walked the Fluff’s… went to work by 6am. Half day today! Yes! Oh wait, I still have to clean my sister’s house, take my dogs over to her house so my fluff’s can get socialized to her big Pooch because… we may be adopting the biggun. A story for another time. After all of that it’s time to go to my mom’s house to go grocery shopping for the week. Eventually I’ll get home. Which of course I did. Then sat around. Cause.. I wanted to sit and do nothing.
Day 19 – Saturday
I got up at 6 this morning. That’s sleeping in for me. I could have slept longer than that but I don’t want to get off schedule even on weekends because it’ll mess up your world to do that. Did the challenge. Walked the floofs. Went to visit my mom. Then took my sister to a doctor’s appointment. Done with all that by noon. Spent the rest of the day enjoying the company of my dang self. For real!
I loved it. I went to five different thrift stores looking for supplies to redecorate my living room a little. Meaning change the way the crap I own looks. I can’t afford to replace anything so yeah… just add a few things and make it nicer in there. Bad thing was I was on a side of town I’m not usually on. There was a Krystals… yeah. I had to get some food. I never get Krystals.
I think the last time I had Krystals I was in New Orleans with Ki. That was a hella long time ago. So not on the diet but I had a salad for dinner. You got to treat yourself sometimes or what is the point? If you hate everything it’s pretty pointless. I ended up taking the bread off my burgers and only eating one bun. But I also had a corn pup because they are delicious. Whatever. I came home and started to do chores that I’ve been putting off. It’s after midnight now. I better take my butt to bed.
End of week measurements:
- Bicep: 13 Inches
- Chest: 44 Inches
- Upper Abs: 42 Inches
- Lower Abs: 43.5 Inches
- Thigh: 21 Inches
- Hips: 42 Inches
- Weight: 191.4
I don’t really have any feelings about the stats this week. I’m not excited with the slow changes. I’m not complaining. I’ve lost a lot already. Slow progress is still progress. My shoulders are a little tense with this challenge. That is still where I’m feeling the workouts. I wonder if that’s a common feeling? I hope that isn’t because my form is wrong. Hmm.. that might be something I should talk to the gym trainer about.
Progress on My Goals
I didn’t really work on my personal goals this week. I just wasn’t feelin’ it. Sometimes you get that way. When that mood hits, do you and try hard to stay motivated to do something. Challenges help with that.
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 and 32 points week 2 for a total of 49 points.
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: 81
There we go, that’s my week. Have a greatly productive week!
Be kind to yourself and others,
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This article has 9 Comments
Are you telling me you achieved these in couple of weeks? Apart from the daily routine, what is your real inspiration towards achieving that point 81? Your post is quite informative and inspiring. Thanks, I believe I should start my own routine from today, seeing your post really inspires me.
What actually inspires me? Smaller pants. That’s about it. I’ve been working on my health for a long time now. Thanks for the support.
It is good to stay focused. Here, the day to day challenges are not easy, waking up by 4:30am, dropping the kids off to school, going to work and so on. But being determined and staying focused, the results are fantastic even though it is not the desired result. It is good to try than not trying at all because hardwork pays. To learn more about weight loss, ki is best at it. Welldone.
I agree. Ki is a great person to learn from. Thanks for the support.
I feel you.
I’ve been training for the past 6 months for my physical fitness test and it was HELL. In the beginning, I aimed to do at least a hundred pushups a day and I’m proud to say that I managed it among other tasks which I had to do during the day (I trained at night). Then my weariness started to kick in and I couldn’t keep up with my pace. Gosh, I’m glad I met my target for the test.
A tense shoulder could mean over-working it or a lack of proper warm-up/cooldown before and after exercise, seeing as your week was shoulder-intensive. You should try to give it some stretching and massage and definitely consult someone who might know better.
What an awesome challenge. I’ll definitely try this out and let you know about my results as well…
You are very determined to what you want to achieve and I am sure that you’ll manage to do it.
I am looking forward to your next updates about your progress.
My best regards,
It seems like your week was successful even if you are not that enthusiastic about the outcome. This January Fitness Challenge is something I am not familiar with, so I decided to do a little more research before completing my comment here.
The challenges you have set for yourself are attainable if you follow your own guidelines, and you have made significant progress over the past three weeks. That is much better than most people get on with their New Year resolutions and goals they set for themselves already.
What is making this possible is your resolve but also the fact that you are using a structured plan that is working. I like that aspect of your quest, and think it is something we could all tap into for our own challenges. This is why I took the liberty of linking to the free Etsy page you included…
Surprisingly cheap, I must say. I expected the cost to be more. I will look at the system they have created for my own use. It looks like the challenge you can set may be in any area. such as business or perhaps a hobby. I enjoyed learning about all this, and wish you all the best in the success of your own January Fitness Challenge!
Hi! Reading about your successful week really encourages me to continue with my training. I’m impressed with the results you’re obtaining. I have sticked with my training since my new year resolution. But I am not doing as well as you. Thank you for the inspiration. I’ll continue checking your site to see how you end this month. Keep well! 🙂
Thank you for sharing your weekly fitness challenge. This is what’s missing with me, having a written challenge and goals to motivate me everyday. I may not be overweight but that does not mean I do not need to stay physically active. People often tell me that the most effective way to stick to your fitness goals is to have them written down.
And wow, you’re an early riser. Honestly, I don’t know how you or others do it. I tried many times to wake up early for a jog at a nearby park before getting to work but, alas, I failed over and over again. I also tried going to bed early but I still couldn’t managed to get up early, especially during the cold season as it’s so nice to sleep in, lol.
Anyway, I wish you well in achieving your fitness goals. I will be checking in from time to time to read about your progress and hopefully draw some inspiration from you.