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Fitness Goals – Week 4 Recap

Fitness Goals – Week 4 Recap

This week has been a whirlwind to say the least. I started out meeting my fitness goals, and then, I basically had to stop my workouts due to some health concerns. I began having heart palpitations and chest pain, which sent me to the ER and ultimately the cardiologist. So far, everything seems fine, but I am now wearing a Holter monitor that monitors my heart rhythm to make sure that I’m not having any irregular heart rhythms.

It’s frustrating to be sort of sidelined. My fitness goals are very attainable right now so it’s hard to fall short regardless of the cause. I am trying to go on walks and do relatively low impact exercises until I have an all clear from my doctors. I am also trying to eat healthier overall with no caffeine and less sugar since I obviously have something wrong even if it’s not my heart. (Side note: My family has a really long history of heart disease so I am not taking this situation lightly.)

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

 

Monday

Pilates – Full Body* & Butt*

Fitbit: 8,253 steps

 

Tuesday

Pilates – Total Body*

Pilates – Abs*

Fitbit: 7,221 steps

 

Wednesday

Cardio Workout*

Pilates – Abs*

Fitbit: 8,851 steps

 

Thursday

Cardio Workout*

Pilates – Legs* & Butt*

Fitbit: 7,855 steps

 

Friday

HIIT Workout*

Pilates – Abs*

Fitbit: 7,863 steps

 

Saturday

Rest Day

Fitbit: 6,235 steps

 

Sunday

1 Mile Walk with Family

Fitbit: 8,206 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. Met 3 of 7 Days! I’m not too happy about this one. Due to being sidelined with health concerns, it’s not that bad I guess. I’m really looking forward to getting back at hard workouts!

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

 

Concerns

I feel like everything is a concern this week, but I am working through it. All I’m looking forward to is hearing a good health result from all of my tests with the doctor. I love fitness and working out, but I am beginning to remember the point of it all.

Fitness leads me to being healthier, which leads to fewer health problems. Fitness is more than just my hobby. It is the main piece of my health puzzle. It is not optional for me going forward.

Other than my health, I am still having a few back spasms, but that is, by far, the least of my worries. I am encouraged to keep going, and this is just the reminder I needed.

I hope you all have a great start to your week! I’ll keep you updated as I move along my journey.



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