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 20 – Sunday
Sunday I was super focused on meal prepping and getting things ready for the week. I was a major slacker last week in the way of website work and household chores. So I spent the weekend catching up on the household chores so I can focus on the website stuff throughout the week.
I also began a Weekend Warrior challenge on Fitbit. I used the weekend to see how hard I can push my body with just walking and if my ankles would be all stupid about it. We’re talking about another road trip to DC soon, this time with Team Sloth as well. I’d like for my ankles to behave better this time around.
I did my challenge tasks early in the day while my son was finishing his driving course online. I learned I could do about 10 miles per day before my body started getting weird stabbing pains down my legs and feeling weak. Noted, Self. Now to try and build up my stamina through daily walking.
Day 21 – Monday
Today was a work day so I was pretty busy throughout the day. My legs and feet were a bit tired but there wasn’t any swelling in my ankles which means two things…my hypertension is under control and my ankles can handle ten miles a day. Good to know!
I did the challenge tasks during one of my walks today. The only thing that was real challenging was the military press. I did not walk as much today as I did Saturday and Sunday. I’m tired and I’m trying to focus on catching up on website stuff which requires more time at my desk. It’s a tough balance.
Day 22 – Tuesday
I did the challenge. But I’m feeling a little off. I’m not sure what’s going on but I’m struggling to find energy and struggling to focus. I’m off of the Keto Diet again…just because it was an off week and I lost all motivation early in the week.
Day 23 – Wednesday
Still feeling off. And lazy. I completely forgot to do the challenge.
Day 24 – Thursday
I completely forgot to do the challenge again.
Day 25 – Friday
I actually looked at my checklist and said oh no, I forgot I was supposed to do this. So I got up right away and did half of the challenge before getting distracted again and forgetting about the other half.
Day 26 – Saturday
Yeah…I forgot again. My parents came over Saturday and then I spent the rest of the day on the couch watching stuff with my son.
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: 14″
- Average Step Count: 3,970
- Weight: 236.8
I don’t even want to talk about it. Something was just off this week. Time to get motivated.
Progress on My Goals
I raised my personal goals last week but then declined drastically on progress in all areas. So this week my goals stay the same and I try to get back up to at least 10,000 while shooting for 15,000.
Going forward, my personal goals are going up just a little. I want to work out each and every day and I want to achieve 15,000 steps every single day.
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.
This week, there were 30 tasks to complete. I did not complete 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: 15
Total Challenge Points: 96
I’m totally happy with my progress this week. YAY!
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