Sunday, November 1, 2015

#mileaday Challenge Day 1 Success!

I promise not to be too annoying this month but I am using my space to help me stay accountable.  I need it.  I knew I had gained weight this month so in typical avoider mode I did not weigh myself.  I made myself weigh in on Nov. 1st to see if I could see progress weight wise this month and I had gained 6 pounds since the last time I weighed myself at the end of September.  For someone who needs to lose, gaining that much in one month is completely not acceptable.  So here's to changes.

Day 1 - 2 miles, 10 squats, 25 jumping jacks

I did it!
I felt good at the end so I almost added in some moves from a challenge some other friends are doing but I told myself to slow my roll.  I need to not be too sore to keep on my own goal.  I have a plan through Sunday and I will add those in for next week.  It may not seem like a lot but from doing NOTHING to this, I feel like it's something. 
I did this on the treadmill and my plan for the day was just to walk but I got bored.  (Though I did finish listening to a podcast (Things You Missed in History Class) and listened to part of another (Undisclosed).  I did run a little.  Probably, 4 minutes worth. And I stopped around the 24 minute mark to do my 10 squats because my legs definitely felt like they needed to change the way they were moving. 
And I know better than to make all the changes at once but my house has been stressing me out lately so I made my husband promise me that the three of us would spend 5 minutes a night (setting a timer) in a certain room each night after dinner to help me feel better.  Monday - Kitchen, Tuesday - Living Room, Wednesday - Our bedroom, Thursday - Office, Friday - husband's office, Saturday - Kiddo's room and Sunday - Downstairs.  I left the bathrooms off for this week because I just cleaned them and told him we would adjust our schedule for the next week as necessary. ;)
Do you ever hit a personal stress level point and all the things need to be done then? I feel like this often and I need ways to not to be like this in all aspects. What workout did you do today? Any challenges you are currently undertaking?

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