Well its been a busy week which is a good and a bad thing, some days I was up and about constantly and getting good step counts and few others I was flat out at my desk working.
After the big weekend prior to this day moving a whole heap of dirt and stuff the Monday was a real recovery day taking it easy letting the back and legs recover and as a result the step count shows
Tuesday though I was straight back at it taking a couple of long walks throughout the day to ensure that I 10k steps goal not just that though I had green across the board with all goals hit
Another green across the board day, if I didn’t hit all green this day I would have been really disappointed as I spent a number of solid hours working preparing stuff in my front yard
another strong result here starting to show some real consistency now, getting really active with a few strong step count results in a row its a pity its all down hill from here for the rest of the week
The last 2 days of the week left a lot to be desired failing to see green in either day in the Fitbit App, at the current time I have also only lost 1 kg, its time to push harder and clear all the yard work that needs to be done across the front and the back yards to free up some time for proper exercise. The next big thing for me to tackle is meal sizes I know today I went way to big with my lunch so portion control is going to be important moving forward if I want to start seeing results on the scales
Everyone for this weeks video of the week I choose something Matt and I have talked about to do our self maybe not to this extreme but something similar
My favourite catch and one I would like to attempt is the first with him diving to his right and getting it one handed it is probably one of the hardest catches to attempt and make it’s because it can fall short and hit the ground or when you take the catch and come back down on you arm it can fall out of you hand but you can also injure your shoulder if you don’t fall properly on to the ground from taking the catch.
The catch I like is the guy jumping to get it and palming it down to the other guy and him having to dive to get the ball
My favourite ever classic catch came in last year BBL from the Adelaide strikers I really enjoyed it because of how much effort Ben Laughlin had to do when running to get the catch but also make sure he doesn’t fall over the Boundary rope and also Jake Weatherald backing him up by also running in and trying to stop a boundary in Ben wasn’t able to get catch and drop it.
but how hard must of that been for Ben to make the catch and throw it back 30 mitres to the running Weatherald to slow down and help his teammate with the catch and help his team.
thanks for reading and if you would like to see Matt and I attempt some of these or do some of our own I would like to hear from you
Yesterday was a poor day other than my afternoon walk I spent large parts of the day sitting down working or as normal some night time Netflix before bed. Getting out in the cold even if it is sunny still takes a bit of self motivation. Yesterday on my mid afternoon walk it was probably 10 degrees colder than my warm over heated office. That being said its still no excuse I need to push myself more to make sure I hit my 10k step goal as I feel quite a bit short after yesterdays efforts
As you can see from my walk data below it made up a big chunk of my day almost half my steps and over half my active minutes. On top of that yesterdays walk was tough, the shin splints got really bad about half way through and there was quite a bit of pain running through my leg in the last 5 or so minutes. If this continues and walking is going to be my main daily exercise im going to need to address this
Tonight I have to force myself in to the garage to do q few reps with the 10kg weight to get the arms working. I will be doing so me research today as to the different lifts I can do to work the different upper body muscles. As the arms are constantly moving these will also counts as steps on the Fitbit, I will put into the weights exercise mode to see if that impacts the step count. It has to better than the overall result today
Today I originally left home without the Fitbit on and realised when dropping my daughter at school which is luckily just around the corner so I went back to get it. So far to show a good result to you all tomorrow I have a whole heap of work to do, its 11am and I have only done 377 steps since putting the watch on. Time to get off my butt and get moving.
After spending another day out in the yard digging holes and preparing my driveway surface I had some good results hitting my 10k step goal it did take about 15 minutes at the end of the day pacing up and down my hall way but I got there.
Still it would have liked to have gone that additional 500 metres to hit my 7k goal but I will keep working towards that. For me the big plus is due to hours spent working in the yard the heart rate was consistently up resulting a huge amount of calories burnt, over 4k which is huge as naturally I only burn about 2k each day.
As mentioned I am not super keen on the idea of dieting as in cutting foods out such as crabs, sugars or fats but I am working on portion control and eating better snacks. Recently I have been eating heaps of Allens Redskins so I will have to resist that urge or just eat maybe one at a time. I couldn’t hold back smacking last night in bed when watching Netflix but I didn’t sit there and gorge on a packed of chips and dip as I had been recently instead just had some of s nut mix I’ve had sitting around for a while.
Today is the tough one though back at work and spent most of morning in meetings or going through spreadsheets at my desk. Almost lunch time where I will try to take a walk for half hour which i reckon has got to make up at least 4k steps today or else I will be back up and down the hallway again tonight…
So after yesterday in my update post talking about wanting to get active again as I need to get back to losing weight and especially stop putting it on.
I decided I would start to wear my Fitbit Surge again to motivate me to move more, or at least show me how lazy I am being. On top of that I got very hands on in my front yard preparing the area for my soon to be constructed retaining wall. From there was a fair bit of the dug up dirt transferred from the front to the back.
In addition to this I recently downloaded Pokemon Go again to encourage me to get active and walk more (video screen recordings coming soon). So I have already ticked off a number of things on my list from my last post which I’m pretty happy about. Check out my Fitbit stats from yesterday
Now I am super happy with my result but at the same time really annoyed with myself that I couldn’t get my butt of the couch away from the TV for 2 minutes to do another 83 steps to hit my 10k step goal to day I am making sure I hit that goal, I am doing more work in the yard which will help And will walk up and down the hallway to get whatever I am sure before I get into nighttime TV. If I can’t hit the goal on the weekend I will be struggling as its much easier to do now than it will be come Monday when I am back at work and will need to be spending most of the day working at my desk. At the moment though I am resisting the urge to go binge on a packet of chips or maybe some biscuits, wish me luck.
So in an early post I wrote about some goals of mine one of those being to lose some weight and to be brutally honest with myself I have nothing about it really if anything I have gotten worse. I am not big on dieting so that was never really part of the plan just some smarter eating and a lot less late night eating when there is not time left in the day to burn of those consumed calories am going backwards with my weight loss goals at the moment.
My weight has actually increased a few kilograms since injuring my hamstring trying to make a football comeback. Now everytime the hamstring starts to improve I do something to reagravate it delaying any rerun to sport or meaningful exercise. This week I have started taking walks again at lunch time with Damo but I just end up walking to the shop and buying way more for than I need smashing it down and walking back. Last weekend I starting working on my front yard and again over did it with hamstring but it was good to start to see some progress on the yard. The plan there is to get some excercise while doing the work and saving a heap of money by not hiring someone to do the walk for me. On top of that the dirt I dig up is then being moved by the bucketload by hand to the backyard approximately 25-30 metres away and up 5 stairs due to my home being split level.
It is time to up the anti on the hamstring rehab though the weight has got start to come off again I am starting to find myself tired faster and breathing a lot harder doing some of the simplest tasks. Previously my Fitbit Surge was helping to motivate me to hit step or calories burnt targets but I have stopped wearing it due battery issues. It’s either time to deal with battery problems or get a new watch I think.
So from here the goal/plan is
A new fitness/smart watch
Cut down the after dinner eating
Resume regular excercise
Reduce meal sizes
Hamstring rehab excercises
Arrange and exercise group to enable us to keep each other accountable
A few new apps/games on the phone which encourage walking and other forms of exercise
A healthier body should then make for a happier more energetic me allowing for me to complete tasks around the home faster more often freeing up more time to spend my girls and also working on this site and building our apps. Depending on which scales I am using and the time of the day I at around 90-93 kgs. I would love to be back down around 75-80 kgs by Christmas so ruffly 2kgs a month which doesn’t seem like much with just some dedication and drive. Let’s see how I go I will keep you updated on the goals/plan .