Hi Loves!! I did it! (sort of). I accomplished my goal of walking over 6000 steps a day until May! 🙂 In fact, I liked it so much – I’m keeping it up for the month of May. 6000+ steps a day in May – I like when things rhyme!
In addition to walking 6K (steps) a day in May – I set an intention to get in at least 3 days of yoga this week. I started last night (Monday) and did a 45 minute beginner session. I love yoga – but its been about a month since I actually did a practice. BOY…could my legs feel it. My thighs and hips were super duper tight but I keep pushing thru it and guess what – I was exhausted, sweaty, and felt amazing. I put myself back in the beginner bracket – I will be doing some longer beginner practices this week and hope I’m able to get at least 3 days of it in. It felt wonderful in savasana (corpse pose) last night.
Now – you all know I’m a numbers girl. Numbers don’t lie. That being said – I need to confess, despite getting my steps in, I ate a lot of heavy food the past week. Hello mac & cheese, hello spaghetti and garlic bread… so I gained 2lbs. This puts me back in a range that I’m definitely not happy with. In fact – I’m annoyed. I cannot lie, temptation is hard for me and I’ve been snacking on a lot of bad things. This week – its back to entering EVERY food in myfitnesspal. I did yesterday and holy shit – thats why I’m fat. Seeing how much things are “worth” in my “calorie bank” is depressing and insightful. I’m accountant – I like to visualize my calories as money and every day I get a budget of 2000 calories – how will I spend them? (Yes…thats how I really view it!)
However – now that I got that heaping pile of annoyance off my chest… on to some good numbers!
April 25 – May 2 (yes 8 days but for the the sake of this post go with it!)
- – I walked 62,026 steps
- – I walked an average of 7,753 steps a day
- – I walked 26.4 miles! (A marathon is 26.2…okay – thats in 8 days but still! 🙂 )
- – I averaged 3.3 miles a day walking
That being said – I’m confident I can meet my goal of getting at least 6000 steps a day in every day in May. Its not hard, I just walk while I watch something on tv or netflix. I’m also confident that I can get 3 days of yoga in. I only have to do 2 more days to get that goal, and I’m hoping, that I can watch my eating better this week. If nothing else – I want to maintain my weight NOT gain!!
Until next week – have a wonderful day!