My Progress - Week 1
Goal #1 - 10,000 Steps - I'm still sporting an air cast but this week was all about proving the doctor wrong and reaching 10,000 steps again. It was a bit of a painful week but I achieved my goal on three days by walking those steps. Before I broke my leg, I found that taking long walks in the hot Florida sun was just too hard. So I started creating a new habit of walking at least 250 steps every hour for 14 hours each day. This has helped me reach my goal easier and without tiring me out so much. It also prevents me from sitting sedentary all day as I work from home at a computer.
Goal #2 - Diet Log - Since walking didn't lead to weight loss for the first months after Christmas, I created a free weight loss progress chart to start tracking my diet and exercise. This way I can track how many calories I eat and how many I burn and start making dietary changes as necessary. This week, I didn't start tracking until Tuesday but between this week and next week I'll have a good baseline to start comparing results each week.
Goal #3 - Start Working Out - Aside from the 10,000 steps per day, I set a goal to really make an effort to work out each day. Medical issues make this quite difficult as I have a tendency to overdo it and hurt myself. So I've joined a gym and will be talking to a personal trainer about how to work out properly without injury. In the meantime, I can't do a whole lot on this leg until it has healed more, so I'm using careful walking to work out in the meantime. Next week I plan to start doing some core exercises and arm exercises to work what I can.
I'm happy to report a successful week accomplishing my fit goals for the week. Next, I will up the anti. But just a little. I do need to focus on protecting this ankle so I don't re-injure it. Therefore, I'm increasing my step goal to 50,000 steps for the week. And I'm increasing my workout goal (#3) to 30 minutes per day, every day but Sunday. I am not setting a new goal for diet this week other than to continue tracking it. I am planning to make a significant diet change in the coming weeks for medical reasons so, for now, I am planning to use up the groceries I have on hand and start completely fresh.
How was your week? Did you meet your goals this week? What are you currently trying?
Remember, forget skinny...train to be badass!
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