New Challenge & New Goals
My arms are most definitely getting a work out this month. There’s still quite a bit of jiggly going on under my arm where my triceps are, I’d like to see that disappear faster. But I am seeing a much more defined bicep.
While I’m not seeing much change in inches, I am no longer modifying my bicep curls. I am able to do each of the exercises with proper form and without bothering my neck so much. So I’m seeing the progress in strength.
My only other exercise goal for this month is to achieve 10,000 steps each and every day. I can do it, I got this. There’s money on the line. I will make it happen.
January Challenge – 2019 – Week 4
I’m still using my tracking sheet and watch the proper form video each time a new task is added. So far, I’ve only had to modify the bicep curls.
Day 27 – Sunday
Honestly, I’m like why try at this point? My motivation is so far gone it’s not even funny. I have to find that thing, it’s hiding well this time. While I didn’t get a lot of steps on Sunday, I did decide it was time to kick myself in the ass and get a move on. I completed the challenge tasks before bedtime.
Day 28 – Monday
Like the first part of the month, I completed my challenge tasks during my morning walk. While I already failed a few days of the challenge, that is absolutely no excuse to just give up. So dusting myself off and starting again…tomorrow. I did do a little walking first thing in the morning and every intention of walking throughout the day, but didn’t end up following through.
Day 29 – Tuesday
I did a little better with motivation today and at least met my step goal. I also completed the challenge tasks during my walks. Things didn’t get as busy at work as they did yesterday, so it was a bit easier to accomplish my goals.
Day 30 – Wednesday
Not as motivated today as I was yesterday. I’m struggling with focus and staying on task lately, this is hugely impacting my ability to get things done. I don’t like this. I blame it completely on being off track on my diet. I need to get it together. I did do some of my walks at least and I did complete the challenge tasks.
End of week measurements:
I can see my bicep getting more and more toned. My triceps still need work though. I still have a bit of jiggly goin on down there.
- Bicep: 13.5″
- Average Step Count: 9,950
- Weight: 246
I’ve gained 10 pounds back of what I lost because I haven’t been following my diet. I’m not at all happy about this. I’ll get back in the game this week.
Progress on My Goals
I raised my personal goals two weeks ago but then declined drastically on progress in all areas. So this last week my goals stayed the same and I tried to get back up to at least 10,000 while shooting for 15,000. I made better progress toward that but did not succeed with meeting my personal goals.
Team Sloth and I are not going to do a challenge for the month of February. Beck will be on vacation one of those weeks and I’ve fallen so far off the wagon that I’d like to take some time to re-focus myself and get back in the game. So stay tuned for our upcoming challenge in March!
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. I earned 49 points for week 2. Week 3 was worth 32 points bringing the total so far to 81 and I earned another 15 points in week 4 bringing my total to 96.
This week, there were 24 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 26 points available.
Points Earned: 26
Total Challenge Points: 122
I lost the challenge. Team Sloth won, YAY! The water bottle has been awarded and delivered. Great job!
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