Welcome back for week 2 of the Work It Wednesday linky, hosted by Katie over at Queen of the First Grade Jungle. What a great idea…giving me a place to check-in, midweek, for accountability on that elusive ‘lose-weight-get-fit’ promise I always make at the end of every school year.
Let’s start where we left off last week: the sad state of affairs with my FitBit Surge. Condensation started gathering under the glass on a walk last Monday. The usual trick of putting it into rice to dry out (I know, it sounds odd–but it has always worked with my previous FitBits) didn’t work, and neither did emailing customer service for help. So I got serious: I made a call. I chatted with a wonderful customer service rep (thanks, Vincent!) who sent me a replacement after a restart proved the tracker just didn’t work. I was expecting it to arrive tomorrow or Friday, but surprise! It came yesterday afternoon. Yay! To celebrate, we celebrated with a 4 mile walk this morning:
I’ve been walking in my FitBit’s absence, but I feel so out of sorts not knowing the distance. I think I’m addicted to my FitBit…we have been together for years and years…
Here’s a great look at her smiling face. I’ll probably take another 2 or 3 mile walk this evening, as I’ve started taking a walk in the evenings with the sunsets lately and just loving them.
I see that several of you have posted about what you’re eating, and maybe I’ll get to that next week. This week, my own little stay-on-the-healthy-track project was turning my unused-in-the-summer Plum Paper planner into a fitness journal. Here’s more about the process on that, if you’re interested: Fitness Planner project. If not, here are a couple of pics so you get the idea of what I’m up to. It’s going to make a huge difference to me in the process of getting healthy.
This was my first experiment–half a week. I just documented what I did, how I ate, and bigger daily events that affected my fitness and movement. Not too bad.
And this is my layout for this week’s activity. I love all the boxes–they compel me to write each day, which is where a lot of progress comes into play. On the far left I’ve got the daily templates for the 21 Day Fix meal tracking, and each of the big blocks is for noting what 30 minute workout I did. I know I should just do what the 21 Day Fix tells me to do, but I absolutely hate being chained indoors during summer mornings to work out when I could be out walking, biking or swimming. I figure it all works toward healthy, right?
Finally, a preview I haven’t shown anyone yet. This is my planner with the first two days of the week done. Technically, today’s 4 mile walk is already in there, so I’ll finish tonight by adding my FitBit steps to the flag at the bottom and my anticipated walk somewhere under Wednesday.
Before I go, here’s a little contribution I’d like to make to this linky. In surfing through your posts, I’ve seen several of you post your details to connect on fitness apps. This is so awesome! I’ve put together a simple little graphic for you to download, fill in and use on your Work It Wednesday posts if you like to share the ways you want to connect. You can bet you’ll be getting friend requests from me soon 🙂
Come on, join me! Here’s where you can find me:
Have a great, healthy week!