Week 8 Recap

I know this recap is a day late, but I wanted to recap my second month on this journey. I’ll be interested to see what I think of these recaps in a few months. I think that I’ll be amazed by how far I’ve come and the things that I’ve accomplished along the way.

Week 8 was rough, I’ve been feeling under the weather and therefore not very motivated to get up and move. And, well today I went to the doctor and I have an Upper Respiratory Infection. This news actually shocked me, because usually when I’m down with a respiratory infection I’m living on my inhaler and breathing treatments. So far so good I haven’t needed either. Maybe it’s the exercise that I’ve been doing and have continued to do even though I feel pretty lousy, either that or it’s just starting. But, either way I got some meds to hopefully clear it up, and I’ll be feeling better in no time.

Anyway, here’s the stats from Week 8

  • 64,497 steps
  • 9,213 daily avg steps
  • 19,856 calories burned
  • 2,837 daily avg calories burned
  • 28.03 miles
  • 4 miles daily avg
  • 5 hours 35 minutes very active – hey I’ll take that since I haven’t felt like being too active lately
  • 48 minutes daily avg very active
  • 9,212 week calorie deficit
  • 2.8 pounds lost

So the numbers this week weren’t as impressive as last, but I met all of my goals and didn’t let not feeling 100% push me off course.

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Weekly Recap 6

This week, was another positive week, even with the added stress of putting the house on the market. I haven’t been as motivated some days, but still met my daily goals.

I’ve made positive choices this week, usually when I’m stressed I eat more than I should and the food choices I make are not the best, but this week I’ve made good choices and haven’t slid into old habits.

And, now for the stats

  • 59,712 steps taken
  • 8,676 daily average steps
  • 19,859 calories burned
  • 2,878 daily average calories burned
  • 26.13 miles
  • 3.81 daily miles average
  • 5 hours and 15 minutes of highly active activity
  • 47 daily average of active minutes
  • Best active day yet, Wednesday with 99 minutes
  • 8,107 weekly calorie deficit
  • 3.8 pounds lost

My steps were down this week, but still exceeded my goals, but the active time is something I’m very proud of. As long as that continues to go up and I reach my daily goals I am happy with the progress I am making.

Today starts week 6 of this journey and I’ve increased my daily goals. 8,000 steps, and 3 miles a day.  Which this shouldn’t be too difficult for me, as I’m already averaging that, but there were definitely days this past week were I didn’t reach those goals, so it will be work on some days.

Here’s to a great week 6, and looking forward to a rewarding week 7.

Dragging

Today has definitely been one of the those days where my motivation just wasn’t where I’d like it to be.

I did my morning workouts, which today consisted of 30 minutes with a kettlebell followed by 20 minutes of yoga. However, after that I just really wasn’t feeling much like moving. Along, with this feeling I also had committed myself to the kitchen for a portion of the day to make salsa. And, well with hours of my day tied up in that I just wasn’t moving as much as I’d like.

After finishing the salsa project it was already 2 and I wasn’t even a quarter of the way to reaching my daily step goal. Usually, by 2 I’m within a 1,000 steps or have already reached my goal. I knew I had to get myself moving so I finished up my Everest challenge on Teemo, and well that did get my steps up, however I was still quite a ways from my goal.

I have since reached my step goal about 5 minutes ago, but hey I got it and there are still several hours left in the day. I’m glad I reached my goal, but I’m still feeling as if I’m dragging butt.  I think tonight will be an early to bed type of night, and hoping that tomorrow I don’t feel as if I’m dragging. This is the first time in over 3 weeks, well since I’ve started on this journey that I’ve felt like this. Which, is pretty good I think, because feeling like I was dragging butt was something I felt daily before I decided to make these changes.

There are a few causes I can think of that may be influencing this feeling, and I’m hoping tomorrow I’ll be back to my I’m ready to kick my butt into shape mode. Tomorrow’s a new day and even if I still feel like I’m dragging I’ll reach my goals. I did it today it just took longer than usual. Nothing is going to stop me.

Keeping On Track

I’m happy that so far today has been a success.  I was a little worried about it, being that today is the first day since I’ve started on this journey that my husband is home. My husband travels for work, and isn’t home as often as we would like. Although, when he’s not home I find it easier to stick to a plan, I guess it has to do with the lack of distraction or something like that. Anyway, I was a little worried that I’d make an excuse not to stick to my plan for the day, but I stuck with it, and so far so good.

I got up this morning did my run training workout, yoga, and even added some of my Teemo challenge in, I’ll fill you in more on that tomorrow. I also exceeded my daily steps goal.  Best part about that is I raised my daily step goal to 6,000 steps, and well today it wasn’t even something I had to think about, it just happened. Pretty easily I must admit.

I have only been working at this for 2 weeks, but I think that I have finally reached that point in my life where I am completely committed to this journey, and failure is not an option. Looking forward to another positive day tomorrow, as well as continuing on the positive note of today.