A breakthrough, Hooray!
Weight loss weekly is a weekly collaboration between me and two other bloggers who are also trying to lose weight. Join us every Monday as we discuss tips and strategies and well as our highs and lows on our weight loss journeys.
A few weeks ago, the girls and I decided to take Weight Loss Weekly in a slightly different direction by setting weekly goals for ourselves as a way to hold ourselves more accountable. We decided to focus for the first month or so on exercise. For the first two weeks, I was STRUGGLING to meet my exercise goals (I did it, but it was solely because I knew I had to post my results. There was lots and lots of grumbling each exercise day) However, this week, I finally had a breakthrough. Hooray!
My goal was to walk for 20 minutes, 4 times this week, do 10 modified push-ups on walking days and also to start the first week of the 200 sit-ups program. Let me tell you, I was a little intimidated setting my goal last week. Mainly I was afraid of the sit-ups and muscle soreness. However, I persevered and not only met my goals, but exceeded them!
I walked 6 mornings this week! Three 20 minute walks, and three 30 minute walks. I exceeded my push-up goal as well doing 2 sets of 10 modified push-ups on two of the walking days. I also completed week 1 of the 200 sit-ups program. I did indeed have muscle soreness in my abs, but by the end of the week, it didn't seem so bad! I did it, and without too much morning grumbling. A breakthrough! Hooray!
This week, I plan on increasing my workout goals by walking for 30 minutes 4 days this week. I also plan on doing 2 sets of 10 push-ups three days this week. As for my sit-ups, I plan on repeating Week 1 of the 200 sit-ups program as I don't feel comfortable moving on and I think I started on a level that was too high for me. I can feel myself getting stronger, but I am not ready to increase the repetitions yet. Are you up for joining me? Just e-mail me at joiecancook(at)gmail(dot)com and we can walk virtually together!
Sunny is out of town this week (hopefully keeping up with her exercise goals!) so it is just Bernie and me. Check out what Bernie has to say, then pop over to her site to give her some encouragement!
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