This week, I started a 24 day adventure with Jon Acuff and over 2,000 other people. Every person that signed up wanted to either Start on a project, or keep moving along strong on something, hence the adventures name, the Start Experiment. My two online goals were about blogging and my niche website, however I also came up with a few other areas of my life that I wanted to improve upon and create better habits during this period as well.
First and foremost, I wanted to work on surpassing my 10,000 steps each day using my Fitbit. Starting this past Monday, I have been able to accomplish that goal. Yeah, 2 days isn’t that hard to accomplish, however it also made me get up, get moving and work out when sitting around and working on my sites would have seemed just as productive. I did a half SNERTS workout to continue my goal of being in shape for sectionals on Monday, and yesterday I went and did a lower body workout with squats, leg extensions and curls, calf extensions and lunge twists, topped off with some sprinting intervals. My goal is to take a walk during lunch today, weather permitting, and then work out my upper body this evening.
I also have taken a much more serious look at keeping track of my food through Weight Watchers, what originally started these posts. My goal moving forward is to keep track every single day, and post it here. I am allowed 44 points a day right now with 45 cheat points in a week (not including if I work out at all), and Monday I ate 45, and yesterday I ate 44 points.
I still have a long way to go to reach my goal of 170-175lbs by sectionals, especially since sectionals jumped up from September 21st to the 7th because I wrote it down wrong on my calendar. With only 3 and a half weeks to go, I am sitting at 196 lbs, a loss of 5 pounds from last week’s weigh in. A healthy goal for me to strive for may be to only go for 180 lbs by Sectionals, and then another 2-5 lbs per week through the rest of September. My ultimate goal is to get down to 170, but working my way there in a healthy manner is what’s important, not losing it only to have it come back later.
Hopefully whatever fitness/health goals you are trying to achieve, you’re well on your way to doing so. If not and you want some encouragement, leave a comment below and I would be more than happy to help you get there.