Each week I am challenging myself to make small improvements.
This week I am vowing to end my couch potato ways and become more active. I am going to start slowly and work my way up.
Through Weight Watchers I had purchased an ActiveLink activity monitor. It is a fancy pedometer, but not as fancy as a FitBit, which I hope to upgrade to soon.
My goal is to be active EVERY day. This week I want to earn one activity point every day. That does not mean 7 points this week…it means a minimum of one point every, single day. Next week two points per day and so on until I reach four points per day.
I then want to maintain the four points per day through the summer.
For those of you not familiar with Weight Watchers, activity points are earned after a baseline of movement happens, so basically, not being a couch potato. Then you earn activity points for burning somewhere between 50 – 100 additional calories. It is hard to translate exactly, but at least it is measurable.
I am going to start with a slow walk daily this week.
What do you do to get yourself moving?
Update on past challenges:
On 4/15/15, I challenged myself to track (food journal) everything I ate. I have tracked every day since…even when I ate the 16 point Nutella Pizza!
On 4/13/15, I challenged myself to declutter one corner at a time. One corner is complete and the second is in progress. I will report more on this tomorrow.
On 4/8/15, I challenged myself to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. I have managed to accomplish this every day since then except for one, which was yesterday (4/19). I spent most of the day in the car and after the second emergency bathroom pit stop I decided the challenge wasn’t fitting in with my day’s plan. I did still manage to drink five 8-ounce glasses because I didn’t give up the goal completely.
PSA of the Day… A little exercise goes a long way!
What goals have you set for yourself?
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