So, my Oct 1st deadline is tomorrow, I’m *nervous* to see how I did meeting my goals! I set out to get up to 10,000 steps and hit 360. I know for sure I did not meet the step goal, my ped-e-odometer broke and I’m not sure I plan on replacing it. I’m shopping around for other options. I did get a TON of walking in, but I’m not sure I met the 10,000 steps goal. I had never used a pedometer before and I can see where they get a bad rap. If you’re not wearing pants with pockets, the one I bought was totally inefficient at counting steps.
The weight goal I am pretttty sure I met, we’ll see tomorrow. However, this month made me realize how fickle that scale can be! The week I did very little exercise-wise, I lost 5 pounds….the week I kicked my own ass, I lost 2! So, perhaps the scale isn’t the only tool I should be using (duh!). I’m planning to take measurements tomorrow ~ and I’ve also been turned on to this really cool progress report my BFF Jewels found.
So, I’ve been mulling about by Nov 1st goal – and I think it will be reaching 340 (which means a 20 pound loss provided I reach tomorrow’s goal of 360) and using the elliptical for 45 mins. The fitness part might sound stupid ~ but the elliptical is my arch-nemesis! I *cannot* go for more than a minute without freaking out and getting off. I know the machine is great because it works your whole body and is low-impact for your knees…but the motion scares me, I feel like I’m falling. So, I’d like to conquer that gym-fear sooner rather than later. I think the pattern will be to try staying on for 5 mins, then 10 etc. My friend Nate once told me “I can do *anything* for an hour” – and that mentality is brilliant.
The other things I thought about having for fitness goals were: mastering the stair stepper (another machine that scares the bejesus outta me!), attempting to jog on the treadmill (not sure I’m ready for that) and trying a spin bike (also not sure my fat ass will fit on those little seats).
So, it’s poll time. Help me pick my November fitness goal, please!
My weight-loss might be too lofty (I have to average 5 pounds week), but I also have a clothing goal. I have these new jeans I am dying to wear. They’re dark rinse, wide leg trouser jeans that make my ass look smaller. What’s not to love?! Problem is, I currently cannot button them by about 3 inches! So, by Nov. 1st I will be rocking them – and will post pictures to prove it! 😀