Monday Motivators: Data collection


Last Week: I met my goal of 6 miles between the Benicia Run for Education 5K and three other one mile walks. I also took inspiration from Amy and bought a FitBit Charge HR. I’ve worn it long enough now (3 days) to be absolutely flummoxed and overwhelmed by the notion that I can and should be stepping 10,000 times a day.

This Week: I’m sticking with 6 miles for the week as my goal. I’m tempted to set a daily steps goal too, but I think I need to get through a work week first. You know, so I can get a feel for how many steps I take while sitting still in front of my computer.

I would also like to add some hip/butt strengthening exercises to the mix in the spirit of injury prevention. But I don’t want to get carried away. So my goal for the week is to come up with a set of exercises that take no more than ~15 minutes. To be clear – no goal for steps and no goal for actually doing said exercises. This week is about data collection.

Join the party! Choose your favorite way to link-up:

  1. Write a post describing your fitness goals for the upcoming week and how you did meeting last week’s goals. Include a link to this post somewhere in your post and a pingback will show up in the comments section below.
  2. Write a post and comment on this post with a link to your post.
  3. Share your goals as a comment on this post, or on Facebook, or Twitter, or whatever.
  4. Read through the comments and help motivate others.

Read this post for a little background on the birth of Monday Motivators.

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8 thoughts on “Monday Motivators: Data collection

  1. I have a FitBit Charge HR also, and I was really surprised at how little I actually move during the work day. No wonder I packed on the pounds when I came off the manufacturing floor.

  2. I know, it’s crazy! I barely hit 10,000 yesterday and that was with a 5K, plus a party at our house (so I was moving around taking care of things) and grocery shopping. I cannot wrap my head around how I could possibly be that active on a work day. This job is literally killing me!!!

  3. Are you trying to guilt me into some fitness goals here Laura? Because I ate 3 reese’s cups with breakfast. Hauling laundry up and down the stairs is as fitness-y as I get.

    • I think the word you’re looking for here is “motivate” (as opposed to “guilt”). Don’t worry. I’m eating like crap and mostly sitting on my ass. If I didn’t set these goals I wouldn’t do anything at all.

  4. Hi Laura, I’m so glad you got a FitBit! How is it working out for you? I’ve been on a bender the last two weeks and didn’t check in last week. : ( But I’m here now. I also got scolded by one of my real life friends for not blogging– so I have enough contrition to go around.

    I listened to your song, and you’re right: you and jazz go together well. I really enjoyed it. Are you going to put more up?

    • Hey there! The FitBit is working out well. As predicted, I am nowhere near your 10-12 K/day and cannot fathom how that’s possible. But it’s good to know where I’m at so I can slowly try and do a bit more.

      You don’t have to feel bad for not blogging on my behalf! Of course, I love reading your blog, but breaks are certainly allowed. For example: I didn’t blog for like all of 2014.

      And thanks so much for the listen and the compliment! I do plan on putting more up (scary as it is). It’s a somewhat slow process… mostly because I only record when I’m alone and that doesn’t happen very often.

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