Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
February 5, 2017: I’m definitely living for my Sundays – the day of rest from all exercise. The big game is on tonight so I’m sure I will get some exercise from jumping up/down and screaming at the television. That counts, right? Giggles. Miles Moved: 0.95
February 6, 2017: I’m so excited! I finally got my green exercise ring to move and I am kicking it like you won’t believe. My goal this week is to have perfect circles in everything – activity, exercise and stand – all week long. I think I can do this. Some people have asked what the circles do. I have an Apple i-Watch that does everything ❤ . On the Apple i-Watch, you have an activity app that keeps up with three things – your activity, your exercise and your stand. Your activity ring is the red ring. That tells you how many calories you are burning for that particular day. For this week, my calories are set for 370 calories therefore my goal is 370; however, as you can tell from the picture, I’m normally doing twice as much as that – yay me! Your goal calories changes from week to week. It can be higher or lower and gives you something to shoot for. The exercise ring is the green ring. It is recommended that you do some type of exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and that is your goal. If you do more, the green just keeps wrapping around like the red. And then there is the blue ring. That is your stand goal. The app is set up that it wants you to stand 12 out of 12 hours. Which means, if you sit too long not doing anything, your watch will buzz to let you know you need to get up and move. Neat huh? I hope that explains more. I’m in LOVE with this i-Watch and can’t thank my sister enough for the gift. It has really helped mt to be more aware of what I need to do everyday. And the stand reminder is awesome at work because sometimes I get too involved in paperwork and forget to move. Miles Moved: 2.23
February 7, 2017: My RA in my hip has really been giving me a tough time today. It may be the wetness in the air due to some rain we are suppose to be getting. Do your bones/joints let you know when rain is coming? It’s the pits for sure. But still, during lunch at work, I got up and moved it around the parking lot. In fact, I think I kicked it really well 🙂 Miles Moved: 3.06
February 8, 2017: The rain did come in – thank goodness! But my hip is still giving me problems. It *hates* me moving. Regardless, I hurt if I move and I hurt if I don’t move. So what am I going to do? Walk of course – LOL. Miles Moved:2.34
February 9, 2017: People around my office complex are starting to recognize me from walking so much. I think it’s cute. If they are outside of the building when I come around, they now wave and tell me how proud they are of me getting out there and moving. Crazy huh? It really does inspire me to keep going at it especially when my hip is yelling. Miles Moved: 1.96
February 10, 2017: YAY! I never thought Friday would get here. I have to say that I almost had a perfect week. I was so tired last night that I went to bed early missing two hours of stand time. But I’m good with that. Today I felt really great so I kicked it up a notch on my lunch walk. Felt awesome! Miles Moved: 2.70 miles
February 11, 2017: Today’s agenda is to run errands in the morning, movie in the afternoon and then rest. Lots of rest. Miles Moved: 1.16
Thoughts for the week: As time has went by, there has been several changes that I’ve seen. My body is one. My tastes is another one. I use to be a huge potato chip fan. I loved them – all of them. But these days, I don’t want any of them at all. Just thinking of them, turns my stomach. And I’m also happy to say that I still have not had a single soda. It has been 43 days now since my last one last year. Some days are easier than others. Some days I struggle and realize that this is a lifetime change. So how did you do this week my friends?
This week walked: 14.40
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 73.05
January Weight Loss: -12.00 pounds (88 more to go!)