Happy Wednesday! How's your week going? This has been a fun week for our family. We're getting ready to go to Gettysburg for a few days to celebrate our sweet friend Kirsten getting married. I'm one of her bridesmaids and I can't wait to watch her expressions and joy all throughout the wedding weekend. She's a great friend and a woman of such deep, beautiful character. I love her so much! We are so happy for her and Dave! What are you up to this week?
Weeks 20 and 21 of my health journey are officially done! I've been looking forward to sharing this post all week.
A couple small steps that have made a big difference...
- I've been buying more produce at the store so we have more fruits and veggies for snacks. Having enough fruit to last throughout the week has been a big help to me when I get a craving for a HUGE milkshake. :)
- I've been adding variety to my exercise routine. It's only been since January, but I've found that about every 3 months I need to do this. It's like a breath of fresh air and makes exercising really fun again. This past month I'm doing Refit Revolution dance fitness at least a few days a week. If you haven't checked out Refit yet, I'd highly recommend it. The videos are free to watch on Youtube (click here for the playlist I love to use). I totally can't dance but I still have so much fun with them.
- I gave myself a new challenge to do 30 squats and 30 ab twists (I'm not sure what else to call them) a day in addition to my other exercise. Yesterday I tried planking for the first time... that was tough! I think I'll try to do that when I think of it.
The second thing I want to share today is an exercise log from the past week. I don't know if this will be really boring to read, but I've always loved hearing from other people what works for them. It's one thing for me to tell you that I get 10,000 steps a day... but how? What does that look like on a normal day?
Here's what I did to get my steps in this week:
Week 21 Exercise Log
Wednesday 5/27 - 10,337 steps
Walked around kohl's and marshalls for maybe 10 minutes total
Did about an hour of Refit Rev using my playlist
Ran in place just about 10 minutes to finish up
Thursday 5/28 - 10,100 steps
Ran in place for 10-15 minutes while watching a tv show
Took about a 30 minute walk with Bekah around the college campus
Ran in place for about 15 minutes while watching a sermon
Did 3-4 Refit Rev songs to finish up (two were considered high intensity)
Friday 5/29 - 10,208 steps
30-45 minute trail walk along the creek with our friends
15-20 minute walk around campus with Bekah (combined with a trip to the mailroom)
10-15 minutes running in place while watching a Ree Drummond talk
Saturday 5/30 - 9,543 steps
I can't remember exactly what I did (updating this June 3rd) but my chart says I got most of my exercise in at night - a mix of Refit Rev (about 10 songs) and running in place.
Sunday 6/1 - 6,817 steps
This was an awesome and busy day with my friends and family.
Did some weeding at our family housing community garden
Took a walk around campus with Luke, Bekah, and my friend Katy
|Bekah was a big fan of Katy!|
Monday 6/2 - 5,090 steps
I took Monday a little slower - some walking scattered throughout the day.
Tuesday 6/3 - 10,044 steps
Just a little walking around while doing daily tasks during the day - pretty inactive
Ran in place for two tv shows (about 21 minutes each) with a small break in between
Ran in place for about 8 minutes while watching this great little video by Lara Casey
If you look at my chart, you'll notice somewhere around 10:45pm I decided to exercise after all :)
I hope that was encouraging to read today. As you can see, it's all pretty simple stuff. Just keep moving. :) It's been a good journey so far!
I hope you're having a great week. If you ever have questions about this health journey I'm on, about why I love my FitBit, or anything related (or un-related) - I'd love to chat. Leave a comment here or get in touch with me via email or Facebook. I'm not an expert by any means and this is all so new to me, but I really like hearing from friends about what works for them. It's always encouraging!
Cheering you on,