Fitness Update Day 6,7&8

Well its been a crazy few days, along day at work Friday where I took a short lunch time walk and then created a whole heap of short 10 minute walks throughout the day, which was great to get me close to that 10k goal (which I fell short of) but it also made my day at work that bit longer which was a little frustrating. You can see from the screenshot from my phone I got with 900 steps 440 metres of my goal and hit the 3k calorie goal which is great from a weight loss point of view.

From there Saturday was huge with my football comeback being over for the time being with the D grade team being pulled from the comp due to a lack of player numbers as a result of injuries such as my hamstring I decided to start the morning with a walk/run. The running didn’t get me very far and showed just how unfit I am, I think I lasted about 2-3 mins which is pathetic but its a base to build up from I guess. All up I walked for just over an hour which put me on about 8,000 steps and it was only about 11am great start to the day. From there I took both my girls for short individual walks and by the time that was done I was at over 10k and I hadn’t even had lunch. From there that is where the fun begins I purchased 3 tonnes of loam for my backyard, sounds simple right get a wheel barrow and move it down to the backyard not easy but not hard. That would have been great except I have a split level home which makes a wheel barrow very difficult to use. from there my walk ways around my house are very narrow once you take into account the window seals and air conditioner unit so by the bucket load it is. after almost 2 hours of filling bucket loads and walking them the 30 metres down the backyard up and down the stairs I was spent and had only made a small dent in the 3 tonne loam pile but the Fitbit results speak for themselves

Sunday more loam to move, a big thanks to Kieran for coming to help for 3-4 hours helping me move just half the pile of loam getting a nice loam layer over about 60% of my backyard, more up and down the stairs but the killer for me that day was my sloped driveway after a few hours that 4-5 metre driveway felt like it went for about 20 metres the legs, especially the ankles could really feel it and are still feeling it today but the job was getting done I was saving money and getting a whole heap of much needed exercise. From there on the drive to drop Kieran home we stopped and smashed out some Pokemon Go raids and hit a whole heap of Poke stops and catching a few Pokemon.

I am taking it easy today due to some serious ankle soreness before planning to spend another couple of hours moving loam tomorrow afternoon after work before the rain hits in the coming days.

Day 4 fitness update

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.