Day 6: Shake it off.

Day 6

I took the path that led to a 6:00 am wake-up, but no morning workout. The truth is, I wasn’t feeling so great when I got up. It’s still very early in the morning here though, so there’s no reason why I couldn’t try to get a workout in later today; but even if I don’t, it’s ok. I told myself at the beginning of this challenge that my goal was to walk 15,000 steps a day, not log my food, or eat healthier, or workout every day. I’m hoping I’ll begin to do those things consistently as a result of this challenge, but I’m not there just yet.

Rome was not built in a day.

Since I’m feeling a tad blah as a result of my choices last night, I thought I would remind myself of the small wins I’ve had since starting this challenge late last week. Hopefully, it’ll motivate me to get back up and moving. It’s raining outside, so in order to hit my step goal today I’ll need to get creative, or wet; which means I’ll need all the motivation and willpower I can get.

My small wins:

  1. I’ve managed to hit my step goal every day. This alone is a huge accomplishment for me; especially considering how easily I get distracted. In the past, whenever I’ve tried to set a step goal like this, I’ve failed because I tend to forget to check how many steps I’m at until it’s too late.
  2. I’ve made a conscious effort to walk to places I would normally drive to. Instead of picking the little one up at daycare on the way home yesterday, I drove home first, then walked to the daycare to pick him up. On Sunday I walked to the grocery store a couple of times, and since Friday I’ve taken the kids to the park way more often than I normally do. It’s pretty hot and muggy outside, so I usually avoid going out there. I prefer the comfort of air conditioning.
  3. I’ve become more active at home. I’m doing a much better job of moving around more and sitting way less. I try to get up every so often and just take a quick lap up and down the stairs, or pace around for a bit to get a few steps in. I’ve noticed that the extra activity has decreased the intensity of my usual afternoon slump feeling.
  4. The scale has started to move. I’m sure it’s water weight, but my weight has dropped 2 lbs since Friday.

Overall, it’s going pretty well, right? I can’t give up now – I’ve got a streak going. I may still not feel 100%, but I’m finally ready to do some walking. Happy Wednesday!

Current step total: 870

 

 

 

 

 

 

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