September 2, 2015 by

Week 7 Summary

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Hi guys!

I made it through week seven, barely.  This week was hit and miss for me.  I started out strong and then finished not so great.  I got hit with a mini anxiety attack Sunday that took a turn into a nasty migraine all night and day and then turned into some kind of bug.  I am fighting to get my energy back and move through it.  I will get there.  Lets see how what I did get done last week!

Lessons Learned this Week:

  • MyFittnessPal’s food data base is more extensive and accurate that the FitBit app’s.  I had used MyFittnessPal before the Fitbit, but really wanted just one place to go to information.  It’s worth it just to use the two apps and everything I enter goes into the FitBit app anyway since they are connected.
  • I like late night walks.  I find that I like them for the same reasons I like early morning walk, the air is cool and crisp and their is hardly anyone out and about.  Took a walk last night, and got caught in a little rain storm.  It felt so refreshing!
  • Headspace meditation app.  I had been using another guided meditation app, but found the women’s voice was starting to annoy the hell out of me so I went looking for a new one.  This one has a soothing British gentleman’s voice and a way to log your progress and a social media aspect to it to help me be accountable.  It starts out with a 10 day free trial and then you can pay for subscription that unlocks lots of different styes of guided and non guided meditation sessions.  I’m still on the free trial, but I will most likely be buying subscription.
  • My Teva hiking sandals have a weakness, BARK DUST.  I can’t believe it, these things have been so awesome for all my walking and trail hiking excursions.  I thought they were invincible, nope freaking bark dust.  I went for a walk around the Glendoveer Golf Course Fitness track last weekend and no matter how I adjusted them to fit my foot, they kept scooping up that bark dust like a pair of shovels strapped to my feet.  My walk looked more like I was auditioning for a spot with the New York Rockets, walk kick, walk, kick to shake the bark dust out.  Awesome work out though, it was a two mile walk, but Fitbit also logged it as 36 flights of stairs because of all the kicks, awesome!  I invested in a new pair of running/trail shoes this weekend for future bark dust encounters.
  • Best lesson learned this week, MY WEDDING RING FITS ON MY FINGER AGAIN!!!  I stopped wearing it a while back because my fingers go too fat and I refused to go get it resized.  Haha, I win!

Week 7 Goals Check:

  • Stay hydrated.  A+  I have been drinking tons of water, I crave it now.  I haven’t had a soda in weeks.
  • Walk 10,000 steps per day.  C  I got my 10k in 4 times this week.
  • Maintain a 500-calorie per day deficit.  A+  This is such an easy goal.
  • Water Zumba one day per week.  F  The virus won on this one.
  • Meditation 4 times per week.  B  I got 3 days of meditation in.
  • Reflect on my goals every day.  B  Again this week, I read them but didn’t really reflect on the importance.
  • Keep posting on my Blog and Facebook.  A  I love posting when I exercise with all my goofy pictures.
  • Work with Max.  F  I didn’t do any work with Max this week.  Boo!
  • Throw in some sort of hiking day.  A+ Did the Glendoveer track, I get extra points for the kicks.
  • Lose 1 pound per week.  A+ I lost 1.6 pounds this week!

Week 8 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Walk 10,000 steps per day.
  • Maintain a 500-calorie per day deficit.
  • Water Zumba on day per week.
  • Meditation 4 times per week.
  • Reflect on my goals every day.  REFLECT
  • Keep posting on my Blog and Facebook
  • One hiking/adventure day this week.
  • Lose 1 pound per week.

Okay, there you have it.  Not a stellar week, but I still got some stuff done.  One more thing I have to add.  My measurement check in landed last week.  I lost a total of 9 inches last month and I have lost a total of 28 pounds.  Right the fuck on!  I am so glad that I have found a way to make this work.  I can’t stress enough how fortunate I am to have you guys here supporting me and keeping me motivated.  Thank you for checking in and reading my week 7 summary.  I am going to kick some ass in week 8!

PeaceOut

10 Responses to Week 7 Summary

  1. Sherri Dubay

    Wow Marci! I say you did a great job this week! Sorry about not feeling good! That part isn’t so good but everything else is!
    Love you!!
    Sherri

  2. Tawny

    You are still doing amazing sis!
    You are building your immune system so you’ll be back at hitting all your goals in no time!
    Hike Sept 13!!
    🙂

    • mievil Post author

      Thanks Tawn! I hope you feel better soon. Your hike is the day after my 5k color run. We will see what kind of shape I’m in then. =)

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