Monday Motivators: Cheat

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Last Week: Was almost a success. I averaged 5400 steps/day vs. a goal of 5000, and I did the hip/butt strengthening exercises ONE time. I fell a little short on my active mileage goal, with 2 miles instead of 3 at the Crohn’s Crusher 5K. We cheated.

This Week: I’m sticking with the same goals as last week.

  1. Walk/run 3 miles. Hopefully I’ll have an easier time getting out now that I’m off work and have the whole day available for napping. Walking! I mean walking!
  2. In addition to the 3 miles I’m going to shoot for 5000 steps/day again.
  3. Actually, let’s go crazy and shoot for twice with the the hip/butt strengthening exercises.

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.

Photo Credit: Racers cross finish line in 5K run for Navy Chief birthday by Official U.S. Navy Page is licensed under CC BY 2.0 / Text added to original

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Monday Motivators: Lower the bar

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Last Week: Was a complete fail. I walked/ran ZERO miles. I did my hip/butt strengthening exercises ZERO times. I took my FitBit off one night to charge and forgot to put it back on for 1.5 days. The other 5.5 days were… Well actually, I just did the math and I averaged 5400 steps/day vs. a goal of 5000. So I guess that makes the week a mostly, but not entirely, total fail.

This Week: I’m learning a lesson from last week and adjusting. It’s my last week at work. I’m going to focus on that and give myself a break in the evenings.

  1. I am, however, registered for the Crohn’s Crusher 5K Fun Run in San Francisco on Saturday. So 3 miles should be a given. You should follow my good example and register yourself.
  2. In addition to the 3 miles I’m going to shoot for 5000 steps/day again. What the hell.
  3. As for the hip/butt strengthening exercises… How about once? I should be able to do this ONE friggin’ time.

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.

Photo Credit: Goose limbo by Nic Redhead is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Text added to original

Monday Motivators: Data collection

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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.

Photo Credit: 170 – Typing by Hillary is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Text added to original