Thirteen!

Hello Readers,

A glorious thing has happened. No, I’m not World Overlord…yet

I have lost 13lbs!!!!

I went in for a 6 month check-up.  The doctor comes in to the exam room while she was looking at the stats that the nurse just took. “Do you realize that you’ve lost 13lbs since November?  Oh my God!  That’s so good!  What are you doing?  Diet, exercise, or both?”

While she’s giving me kudos and asking questions, I’m internally screaming “13!!” like I’m Titus Pullo.

It feels good to see that some of my hard work is pay off.   I put in my FitBit goals that I wanted to lose 25 lbs and I’m half way there.

So to all of my family and friends that encouraged me.  Thank you so much for your support.

To all of the people that just couldn’t wait to declare that Planet Fitness “is not a real gym” when others were mentioning my progress…

I’m off to gym and to run errands.  Remember our Fit Girl battle cry: Michelle Obama arms and J.Lo legs! So let it be written, so let it be done.

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August Challenge and 6 months with the Fitbit Fitness Tracker

I can’t believe that tomorrow is August 1 and that as of today, I’ve had my Fitbit for 6 months.  I initially bought the Fitbit because some friends and colleagues had them and it seemed like a great way to track my exercise.

If you don’t have a Fitbit, I highly suggest that you get one because these things are awesome. Just wearing it makes me mindful of my activity and I just find ways to move and be active.  As well as keeping tracking my steps and other physical activities, the Fitbit can also estimate my calories burned and my sleep activity.  The sleep tracker has worked wonders for me.  I was really overestimating the amount of sleep that I was getting.   Now, more often than not, I’m going to bed at a decent hour.

Now on to August Challenge:

Two weeks, I got sick from a stomach virus and I felt horrible for like a week afterwards.  I went to the doctor.   I told the doctor that even with exercising, I still feel tired all of the time.  I’ve also been working without a real vacation for months, but I digress.  So I might have IBS and I’m going in for a physical in few weeks.

In the meantime, I’m going to try a fitness challenge for the August:

  • No red or white meat.  I will stick to fish or eggs for animal protein.
  • Drinking water and homemade tea.
  • Climb every mountain: I’ve joined a friend’s stair challenge.  At least once a day, we take the stairs back to our office.  I’ve been doing it sporadically this month.  I want to do it every work day in August.
  • Exercise, exercise, exercise!
  • Get some sleep.  According to my Fitbit weekly report, I’ve been sleeping less and it shows.

Hopefully, this challenge will refresh my system.

 

 

 

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