Fitness Friday – Staying Motivated
Yup, it’s about that time in every fitness journey that I have tried that something throws me off track and I lose all motivation. It could be a really bad eating day or a several day stretch where I can’t get my exercise in and I get completely derailed. I am not going to lie, at the beginning of the week, I started to feel this way but this time I didn’t let it defeat me.
I have a bit more motivation this time having to blog about it each week. Being accountable to someone other than myself have really helped me stay motivated and wanting to stay on track. I am also thankful for keeping my FitBit charged and on my wrist constantly. Today I am on track to be 10,000+ steps for 13 days in a row. Historically, if at bedtime, I wasn’t at my 10,000 steps I would chalked it up as a busy day at work and not able to leave my desk and just go to bed. The past 2 nights I haven’t been even near my goal and wasn’t about to let my track record be broken so instead of sitting on the couch watching TV, I have walked in place to get those steps in. Sure it’s not high impact cardio, but I can at least say that I did it!
Another big motivator this week came from the Kindness In Demand #DidSomething campaign. If you recall, last week I mentioned that This Messy Season blogger and I had teamed up to be apart of their fitness challenge for the month of July. And we found out on Monday that we were the Week 1 high scorers!!!! It definitely gave me some motivation to keep on track this week. Yeah Team #fabFITbloggers!!!!!
So at this point, I feel like I have my exercise game down and able to keep it on track. Now, it’s my healthy eating that really needs some focus and work. I have been very conscious about my grocery shopping and trying to only bring good, healthy foods into the house. If it isn’t there to be eaten, I can’t eat it. With harvest season soon upon us, it’s going to make meals full of fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables so much easier and tastier. However, it’s been a stinking hot week and have had no ambition to turn the stove on to make it even warmer in the house. It’s times like that that it is just too easy to go out and let someone else cook. Having a bit of a meal plan this week and thinking about making dinners that didn’t involve a lot of cooking has helped a lot, but there have been a few trips for ice cream to cool us off. A little treat here and there is fine, I just need to make sure I stay on track and accounting for it each day.
Once again this week, in the spirit of accountability, since my last post:
Exercise: 4x gym visits, a nice of dancing with friends (great exercise), 30 minute walk
Food Management: Stayed on track 6 of the 7 days (Nobody’s perfect all the time, that is how life is!)
Hope you all have a great week and don’t forget to cheer on Team #fabFITbloggers!!!