Day 3 Get Fit Update

Day 3 first day back at work required a lot more effort to hit the 10k step target. I took a 3000 + step 30 minute walk which helped a lot in getting the total up there. On top of that I visited two different shops on the way home from work, a pet store to get some stuff for my pet turtle Ninja and a supermarket to pick up some potatoes eggs and a massive pair of lamb shanks which I cooked for dinner in the air fryer. Even after all that extra walking that I wouldn’t normally do i was still just over 2k short of my 10,000 steps goal after dinner was finished.

This meant more needed to be done up and down the hallway I went for about 10 minutes while the girls were getting ready for bed. Follower by a super quick few reps with a 10kg weight ( it was quick because the arms were still dead from the work on the yard over the weekend) then I put the girls to bed and then back up and down the hallway for another 10 minutes until I hit the 10k step goal

As you can see for pretty much the same amount of steps as the day before the calories burnt are significantly down on the day prior showing just how much more I got out of spending the day working in the yard keeping the heart rate up.

Some details of my lunch walk below, I need to pick up the pace but at the current time its a bit hard as if I go to quick I start to get shin splints so I will need to look at bringing different shoes to walk in, in place of my dress steel caps that I was wearing. Day 4 here I come another 10,000 steps are on there way. After I hit this a few more days in a row I will need to work adding regular light weights to work on my upper body a bit but that is a challenge for another day.

Matt -Health & Fitness Day 1 result

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.