With my first month of consistent workouts behind me and a few other concerns in front of me, I am planning to continue with my current fitness goals with a few tweaks. I am seeing results from working out consistently so I am definitely encouraged to keep going.
Here are my current fitness goals.
Goal #1: Workout at least 20 minutes a day on 5 different days per week
So far, this is going really well! I would like to increase my amount of workout time per day, but until I am sure that my heart is okay, I need to take it a little easier. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go ahead and read my Weekly Recap – Week 4.)
Goal #2: Walk at least 8,500 steps per day
As I’ve said before, I love using my Fitbit to track my progress. Most days, it is highly enlightening. I would love to say my steps are always at my goal amounts, but that is rarely the case. I use my Fitbit to motivate me to move more and challenge myself. In the past month, I have met my step goal the majority of the time so I am increasing it by 500 steps a day.
Goal #3: Include my kids in at least one workout per week
I am actually loving including my kids in my workouts. Playing outside around the swing set and going for walks seems to happen the most often. My daughter is also beginning to copy some of the movements in the Blogilates videos I’ve been doing. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you should look into my reasons for loving Blogilates. You won’t be sorry you did!) It is so cute! It is a special bonding experience, and it’s just fun!
Goal #4: No caffeine
When I began having heart palpitations, I quickly realized that cutting soda and caffeine, in general, could be helpful. The doctor agreed with this plan, and so far, it is really helping. I have had very few issues since cutting caffeine. That’s a hard pill to swallow for me since I have been addicted to diet drinks since I was fourteen. It sounds awful to say that, but it really is true. I have tried to stop so many times, and I always come back to the same place. Even during pregnancy, I didn’t cut it out completely. It’s amazing what having heart concerns will do to your motivation and will power.
It’s safe to say that April did not go as planned, but I’m just rolling with the punches. That’s all I can do at this point. Here’s to working out and getting healthy!