Hi Loves! This was an interesting week for me. I had two days where I failed – I did not meet my 7000 step minimum goal. I was going through a stressful day Thursday combined with a late evening with friends and I just didn’t feel up to pushing myself to walk an extra 3000 steps before I crashed. The next day – was also a rough day. I made it to over 6000 steps so I was closer but just didn’t have the umph to keep going.
Maybe it was the stress – or I was fighting off some bug because I was just physically exhausted. I wanted to crawl into bed and not come out for a couple days. I’m not normally one to take naps or want to sleep but those two days I was just fried. I was at my wits end and instead of pushing through it, I took cues from my body and opted to rest. Mainly sleep – not rest. It was much needed and I started off the weekend feeling better.
My mind was still going back to the events earlier in the week on Sunday so I baked. 😦 Cookies. 😦 I ate them. Thank god I only made half a batch of them so around 10 cookies – but they didn’t make it past Monday. I know – that is horrible. In hindsight – what if I hadn’t have had them? Maybe my pounds would be lower today? Too late now! Although – Sunday – I needed to clear my head. I put on netflix and just zoned out to walking as I watched a show that gets me distracted and guess what?! I walked more than 7000 steps. In fact I walked 5000 MORE steps – and crossed the 12,000 step and 6 mile mark!! I was elated. I looked down at one point and it was 4.75 miles – I thought – hmm… I’ll walk to 5 miles. As I was going towards 5 miles, I started the next episode. I looked down and crossed, 5 miles – I thought – well shit, why not try to hit 6 miles and stop. So I did. Just like that.
Excited from hitting that goal – I crossed 7000 steps, Monday night and then switched my tracker over to miles instead of steps. 7200-ish is about 3 miles. 8100 is around 3.5 miles, depending on how much I move as I get my steps in. Well, I wanted to see if I could do two days of 6 miles. So I did. Just like that. Granted, I’m not editing any pictures at the moment so I can dedicate an hour to an hour and a half of walking and hit that goal. I’m also not going to meetings after work so that also helps.
This week I’m going on a family road trip to one of my favorite places to visit. The black hills. Weather permitting, I want to get some steps in on a trail or two and photograph some beautiful waterfalls. However, each way is over 8 hours in a car so I’m curious to see how my steps will stack up to this past week. If I give myself a break those two days – I have to seriously step it up to even come close. Plus…road trips make eating healthier hard. Its difficult so I’ll try my best and go with it.
Now – lets get to some stats for June 14-20, 2016
- I walked 62,527 steps!!!! (6000+ increase over last week)
- I walked 28.57 miles!!! (5.58 miles more than last week)
- I did get one day of yoga in!!
- I also failed and didn’t meet my goal for 2 days – but made up for it!
- LOST half a pound despite cookies.
Goals for this week – June 21-28, 2016
- Walk more than 7000 steps a day
- Eat smarter, make good decisions traveling
- Enjoy my vacation!
Until next week my loves – I hope you have a wonderful week. Sunday June 26 officially crosses the 2 mile mark in improving my lifestyle. In August I’ll cross the two year mark of these posts. While – I’m not drastically smaller than when I started, I’m in a better place than I was and I’m not giving up any time soon.