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.
Getting active whilst away from home is generally much easier, there is plenty to do in such a short space of time. Plenty of walking between places lots of walking around the places you visit such as local attractions, through new shopping precients or centres.
On my first day I finally started wearing my fitbit again because I need to get active I need to lose a few KG’s and there is better time to focus on getting active then whilst on holidays and eating crap most of the time. I cracked my 10,000 step goal on the first day and I now have 3 days to go. Ill keep you updated with the daily step count whilst away and try to come up with a plan to crack the 10k step mark each day when I get home.
Also over the next few days I will try to add a few posts and videos covering some of the places we visit. If not as soon as I get home I will get up some videos and stuff