Ki's Progress - Week 2 - 2018 - Tracking
Goal #1 - Start Tracking (Again) - First of all, I did a fantastic job of tracking everything this week! Fitbit and MyFitnessPal were both updated on the daily and I logged everything this week, the way I should. I am super proud of myself for staying on the ball this week and getting it done.
My devices are even all synced up!
Goal #2 - Diet Log - I did very well with tracking what I ate this week also. I tracked every single thing I put in my mouth this week. The good news is that my calories out was consistently higher than my calories in. That just means I wasn't overeating, in fact, I was under on most days. Unfortunately, that's not good either. It is important to intake enough calories to replenish the calories you burn and fuel your body. Finding exactly the right balance is going to be the fun part.
Goal #3 - 30 Min. Cardio / 3 days - My exercise goal this week was to simply start exercising again. I kept the goal where I left off, 30 minutes of cardio, 3 times this week. I am happy to report that I MET this goal as well! Interestingly, one of my friends started a Daily Showdown fitness challenge through Fitbit and invited me on Wednesday.
This really motivated me to get up and get moving. I came in 3rd place for the competition and made almost 10,000 steps that day. She did another one for Friday which motivated me to get 10,001 steps and I took 1st place on that one! She also started a Weekend Warrior challenge to get the most steps during the weekend. This motivated me to keep steppin' which got me through my Cardio goal of 30 minutes for 3 days.
Goal #4 - 1 Mountain Dew per day - I didn't set a SMART goal for water intake or Mountain Dew decrease this week. I had two to three Mountain Dews per day throughout the week which is better than it used to be. I did average 3 cups of water per day this week. That's better than it used to be but not quite where it should be. So I especially need to improve this goal.
Goal #5 - 7 hours of sleep per night - Finally, I thought I was sleeping 7 hours per night. It turns out I'm usually a few minutes shy of 7 hours. Sometimes only six and a half hours. However, I would get 2 hours one night, 5 hours the next, and each night was just a completely random number of hours before I did the research and made the effort to change my sleep habits. I am happy that I am now consistently sleeping a full night. I will work to improve the hours of sleep I'm getting and try to bump that up over 7 hours. The big problem is how many times I'm waking up during the night to using the bathroom since I'm drinking water now. I did good though, I'm proud of my sleep this week.
So, that's how I did this week. Now time to set new goals!
- Diet - My diet goals are set according to how much weight I want to lose and how aggressively I want to work toward that goal. This week's goal will be to try and meet the established goals set for calorie intake and calories burned on Fitbit.
- Exercise - My goal for activity this week is to get at least 5,000 steps per day AND to do 30 minutes of Cardio at least 3 days this week again. I need to make this exercise thing a habit but I'm starting small.
- Water - This week, I will stick to one Mountain Dew per day and water the rest of the day.
- Sleep - I will strive for at least 7 hours of sleep per night this week. Even if it means going to bed a little earlier.
Were you working toward goals this week? How did it go? Let us know in the comments below!
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