I’m down 2.4 pounds this first week. I took 65,064ish steps, walked 27.6 miles and climbed 143 stairs.
I feel like for a first week of getting into the swing of things, I didn’t do half bad. I realize that the weight comes off fast at first, then slows down. I also realized that I need to slowly begin doing more than just walking to lose the weight. That being said, here are some of the stats from the week.
STEPS: (according to my fitbit)
–Weekly Total: 65,064
–Weekly Average: 9,294
–Weekly High: 13,517 (Saturday)
So I could have done a little better. My goal was to get in 10,000 steps a day. I made it for 4/7 days. It’s an uphill battle the first few weeks, but I feel as though that goal is doable and I want to do better this upcoming week. I think that going out for walks will help, maybe taking two small ones a day until I can build up my stamina.
STAIRS: (or elevation changes of 10 feet according to fitbit)
–Weekly Total: 143
–Weekly Average: 20
–Weekly High: 34
My goal for taking the stairs is 10 a day. I know that is way too low considering I constantly take the steps at work (sometimes 6-7 flights up an hour). I’m going to keep my goal at 10 for Week 2, and up it if need be for the following week.
Those are the two I am going to primarily keep track of for now. Miles is relative to the step count, so there’s no need for the redundancy there. I’m giving myself little star stickers as the week progresses. This week I got two blue stars (for the two pounds I lost), a star for making my steps goal, and a star for the all-time high for steps (which I recently blew out of the water, but shhh).
I’m thinking that each milestone/record I hit will give me a star in the front of the book. I might try a self-reward program of allowing myself to get one of the 5 (yes, FIVE), Disney movies that were just released on BluRay with every 5 stars. I’m at two right now (for the two step count records). I might do some NSVs as well as small scale victories to keep me motivated.
Right now, my primary focus is walking more each day. I think that if I walk for now, I can build up stamina and strength and gain a healthier and more active lifestyle. I might eventually go back to Zumba once or twice a week for a high-cardio workout, but that’s up in the air.
Thanks for reading!