My Progress – Week 2
Goal #1 – 50,000 Steps – I still have this blasted air cast on but this week was all about reaching 50,000 steps for the week. That was goal #1. I’m happy to report that I exceeded that…significantly. Right this second, I’m sitting at 68,025 steps for the week. However, Sunday isn’t over yet and I will go beyond 10,000 steps again today. This week didn’t exactly go according to plan. I should have gotten 10,000 steps on Friday but didn’t.
See…what had happened was…I went to the gym on Thursday and Friday. Now, I haven’t been to a gym in over 15 years. I went to the gym and met with my personal trainer and she worked my tail off Thursday and Friday. We can’t do any cardio or leg strengthening right now because of my broken leg. But we worked arms, back, glutes, and abs. Friday I couldn’t move by the time I got home, so I went to bed for the day. I’ll make up for it today by reaching 10,000 steps when I had planned to take the day off. No big deal, my body needed the rest. It is important to listen to our bodies, right?
Goal #2 – Diet Log – My diet goal for this week was to just continue tracking everything I eat in my diet log. My son and I will be drastically changing our diets once we use up what we have in the freezer and pantry…more on that later. So I met this goal this week by tracking every single thing I ate this week.
Goal #3 – Start Working Out – My exercise goal was also met this week. I worked out every day this week for at least 30 minutes. Most of that was just walking each day. But I met with my personal trainer on Wednesday and then went to the gym and worked out Thursday and Friday.
Thursday we started working my arms. I did:
- 3 sets of 12 Arm Extensions with 20 pound weights
- 3 sets of 12 Arm Curls with 20 pound weights
- 4 sets of 15 Overhead Press with 15 pound weights
- 4 sets of 15 Seated Rows with 50 pound weights
- 4 sets of 15 Lower Back Extensions with 40 pound weights
Friday we started working what we could of my legs, abs, and back. I did:
- 4 sets of 20 Hip Abductors with 40 pound weights pulling in
- 4 sets of 20 Hip Abductors with 40 pound weights pushing out
- 3 sets of 20 crunches on the Ab Bench
- 4 sets of 15 Lower Back Extensions with 50 pound weights
- 4 sets of 15 Roman Chair with 45 pound weights
- 3 sets of 20 Seated Crunches
- 3 sets of 20 Seated Cross Crunches
- 3 sets of 20 Seated Leg Raise Crunches
- 3 sets of 20 Leg Side Raises (for each leg)
- 3 sets of 20 Leg Back Raises (for each leg)
As I mentioned, by the time I got home Friday, moving was difficult. So I went to bed and spent the rest of the day resting.
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 70,000 steps for the week, I was 97% there this week so it shouldn’t be too hard for me to accomplish. And I’m increasing my workout goal (#3) to 30 minutes of Cardio per day plus the strengthening exercises at the gym. I am going to set a new goal for the diet this week as well (#2). While not changing my diet, I’m going to start tracking sodium and protein intake in addition to what I’m already tracking.
How was your week? Did you meet your goals this week? What are you currently trying?
Remember, forget skinny…train to be a fit badass!
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