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Fitness Goals – Week 1 Recap

Fitness Goals – Week 1 Recap

This week has been a good one. I have completed one full week of workouts, and I’m feeling great! It has been so long since I’ve worked out consistently that I barely know what this feels like. My motivation is going strong, and I love seeing results so quickly! I’m definitely thinking my fitness goals are attainable at this point!

I know that I have a long way to go, but there’s something about staying committed to my workouts that gives me hope. Hope that tomorrow will be a better day. Hope that I will have greater patience and self-control with my kids. Hope that I can finally stick to these workouts like I’ve wanted to so many times before.

I am encouraged to say the least, and that is a great foundation to build on.

Here is a recap of the workouts I did this week.

Monday

Pilates – Total Body*

Fitbit: 7,816 steps

 

Tuesday

Pilates – Abs*

2 Mile Walk (This walk was with my children in the double stroller.)

Fitbit: 9,709 steps

 

Wednesday

Pilates – Total Body*

Pilates – Butt*

Fitbit: 8,771 steps

 

Thursday

Cardio Warm-up* & Workout

Pilates – Inner Thighs* (My son was trying to tackle me throughout this video!)

PopSugar Fitness Workout with Katie Austin

Fitbit: 7,619 steps

 

Friday

Pilates – Total Body*

Pilates – Abs & Butt*

Fitbit: 7,692 steps

 

Saturday

Cardio Warmup* & Workout

Pilates – Arms*

Fitbit: 11,129 steps

 

Sunday

Rest from Pilates

Fitbit: 7,478 steps

 

*You can refer to the Blogilates Beginners Calendar 2.0 for the specific videos.

 

Results

Goal #1: Workout at least 20 minutes a day on 5 different days per week. Check!

Goal #2: Walk at least 8,000 steps per day. Still working on meeting this one daily. It’s amazing to me that this is difficult. It should be easy, and it definitely lets me know that I have to start moving more throughout the entire day, not just during my workouts.

Goal #3: Include my kids in at least one workout per week. Check!

 

Concerns

As with any new workout program, I am dealing with soreness. I love being sore even if my husband laughs at me when it hurts to pick up something off the floor. I’m working through it, and each day, it gets a little better.

I’m loving the Pilates workouts, but Pilates causes my hips to pop a little more than I would like. I had several hip injuries from gymnastics when I was younger so my hips tend to give me trouble pretty quickly.

I’m just trying to stay strong, focus on my form and monitor the popping. I am also trying to add in other workouts so that all of my joints have small breaks from similar movements.

Time is definitely becoming a concern. For the first couple of days, I worked out during my kids’ nap times. Now, they have chosen to nap on a different schedule, not that they informed me about this.

Most of my workouts are now done after 10:00 pm, which is a little more difficult. Once my kids are down for the night, there always seems to be something I need to do so I’m really having to focus on my workout first and everything else later.

That’s not typically in my nature as I am very Type-A. I love my to-do lists and checking things off of them, which makes putting things off until later very difficult for me.

Regardless, I am motivated to keep going, and that’s all that matters!

 

Hope you have a great start to the week!



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