Last week, I shared the phase I’m in on my journey towards my dream of optimal health. Although it’s labelled death, on a positive note, resurrection is sure to follow in some shape or form. This is keeping me moving forward regardless of feeling incredibly stuck at times.
I’m thrilled to report, things got exponentially better as the week progressed. I forced myself to move more which can be unnecessarily difficult for me. Unfortunately, my energy is sapped from years of abuse to my body.
Months ago, I ordered myself a Fitbit Charge HR to be delivered for Mother’s Day. When I received it, I posted this picture on Instagram with my cute new Converse, also purchased as a Mom Day treat for myself.
I’ve been wearing it pretty consistently ever since, but not really using it as I should, until last week…
Here’s the exciting news. Look at all the stars I got! How is it that little stars for good behavior never get old?
After I shared my frustrations and hopes for my current health journey last monday, I decided to start actually using my new Fitbit as the awesome little tool it can be. I set 2 goals: at least 10 flights of stairs per day and as close to 10,000 steps as possible.
Here’s a summary of the quite fabulous Tuesday:
My son and I went for a hike that day. I must admit, I absolutely had to fight with everything in me to get up and take him on that promised hike. My laziness is deeply embedded at this point, but I did it. That precious time with my son paid off on so many levels, emotionally and physically.
I didn’t make 10,000 steps every day, but I’m ok with that. It happened most days and I consider that a definite win. The week ended with this beautiful Friday summary:
Look at all that green…
Here are 2 tips which really helped me strive towards my daily goals:
- Use my stairs as often as possible. I have always been one to send my son to get things for me upstairs. Last week, I forced myself to fetch my own needed items. By the end of the day, if I didn’t have 10 flights yet, I just ran up and down the stairs. This always led to wanting to pass my 10 flight goal.
- Walk on my trampoline throughout the day. Remember when I set that mini trampoline beside my couch back in the February update. It’s still there, and it’s finally being consistently used. Again, if I was short on my step goal by the end of the day, I just hopped on it and walked or jumped around while watching TV.
I took off my Fitbit on Saturday because I like to have a day off not wearing it. This long weekend was honestly a bit lazy and over fed. Today is a new day though, and last week shows the possibilities of consistent exercise in my life.
If you want to learn more about the Fitbit, check it out on Amazon (affiliate link, disclosure). This is not a sponsored post, but I wanted to provide you with a place for other reviews if you’re interested. I really like the sleep features of the Jawbone UP band better, but the heart rate monitor on my Fitbit makes it my fitness tool of choice.
What tools do you use to stay active? I would love to hear from you in the comments.
I’ll leave you with a verse posted by a friend on Instagram last week. It really helped me press on…
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.