I am proud to say that I have logged in over 10,000 steps a day over the last 7 days. Included in those 10,000+ steps were 3 days of a non-stop one-mile run. Yep, I met my goal of running 1-mile non-stop by February 1st.
Three cheers for me. Hip hip hooray…
According to my fitbit, I averaged 11,044 steps a day last week. I’m working on making that at least 15,000 steps a day this week. I already have steps logged in as of the writing of this post
I am crazy over the fitbit! It motivates me. That little device I hook onto the waist of my pants has a magical quality about it. I find that I will push myself to get in those 10,000 steps.
As I mentioned in a previous post about my 90-day weight loss challenge, I registered for the Knoxville Color Me Rad 5k. I’m basically going from couch to 5k. My goal was to be able to run one mile straight by February 1. I only had the chance to run on the treadmill three times last week. I did 3 miles of which one mile I ran each day. This week, my goal is to run that one mile in less time. I did it in 15 minutes, my goal is 12-minutes. I’m not sure if that’s a feasible goal.
My legs hurt.
Hurt I say.
They’re not used to all this walking and running. They’re begging me to give them a break. Don’t get me wrong, I am listening to my body… but I think I can do this. I am going to throw in a free day once a week, now, though. I do need to give my body a day of rest. So quit your complaining, legs.
I do my weigh-ins on Monday mornings, so not sure how I stand this week, but last Monday I was down .5 pounds.
- Starting weight on 10/15 – 166.5
- Last weigh-in on 1/28 – 148
I am finding it tougher to lose now that I added exercise, and I know I need to not be so obsessed with the number on the scales… but it is a hard habit to break. I also know that because I’m sore, my muscles are retaining more water. It psychological, but I need to see the scales go down.
So my goal this week is to…
- Average 15,000 steps a day.
- Increase the time of my one mile run.
- Drink more water.
- Be more diligent in my calorie counting.