I get a helluva lot more exercise on days when I'm at work than on days that I have off. I need to get some gym time in or some jogging to bridge that gap.
I went for a morning walk/Jog 4 days last week and would have made it 5 in a row but I stayed out late playing poker and then only got a 4.5 hour nap and just never had the energy to do it.
Week of August 10th - August 16th
32.73 Miles walked
21,695 calories burned
For my first week I'll take it. There were several instances where I went out of my way to get some extra walking in.
At first I set my goal to be 10,000 steps per day but after seeing how many I got in the 1st day that I worked with it I upped my goal to 12,000.
I will be continuing to increase it as I hit my goal more consistently and start getting more exercise.
I had some other info written up but I think I left it on my work email. So, once I transfer that to my personal email I'll have a more in depth post on the Fitbit and how it fits into my life currently.
Also, I stole this from an online forum so don't think of me as original or anything.
In order to motivate myself to walk more and get in more exercise I am giving myself one dollar for every mile I put in via my Fitbit.
So, this past week I did 32 miles and now I owe myself $32. This is purely fun money that I can do whatever I want with. This will be the money where I earn my video games or movies or whatever.
If I notice that I am doing too much and therefor giving myself too much spending money I'll cut it down to a dollar every 1.5 miles or ever 2 miles, but for August it will be for every mile traveled.
Tomorrow I expect to not only get in my normal half mile walk/jog but I also plan on hitting up the elliptical at Golds Gym for about 30-45 minutes.
My weight loss progress has been good the past week and can be summed up by the following picture:
|1st time under 220 in over a decade!|