I’m here with an update on how the first week went for “Road to 200.”
UPDATE: Week 01 complete!!!
To start, I took time to sit down and write down my plan. I had a plan in the past, but it got ruined and I forgot to rewrite it. If I don’t see what my game plan is for workouts, I fall off track. So that was my mistake before, but not anymore. Also, starting this week, I’ll keep a food diary, something that I did when I was younger, but I never took it seriously. And, I’m still increasing my water intake, however, the week before was multiple consumptions of Pepsi, Coffee, and Tea. Very little water, so I’m working on that as well.
It was fun our first day of jumping rope. I recorded myself and Dad, but due to some technical difficulties, I couldn’t post it. There will be a video next time, so be on the lookout for that. My Fitbit showed me that jumping rope is great for fat burn, so I’m definitely keeping jump-rope in my new routine.
One of the things I forget to do is stretch. I didn’t realize how important it is to stretch until Friday. I probably stretched five different times, which meant that I need to do more stretching than what I’ve been doing. I found a YouTube channel for yoga. “Yoga with Adrienne,” seems simple to follow thanks to the different playlists. I’ll start slow with the one for beginners since it’s been maybe ten years since I took a yoga class in college.
I had a small moment the previous week, where I was beating myself for not doing anything. Today, I decided to create this little “Reminder” of how hard I’m working on trying to create a better version of myself. I hope this reminder encourages you too on your journey. This is one of the tips I used to do when I needed help getting started on something. I created my own reminders, and set an alarm for them to go off.
I did this with affirmations, and it was a great way for me to feel more positive, productive and start my day off on the right foot. This is what I’ve learned from Week 01:
- You accomplished a BIG leap by just getting started
- Jumping rope can reduce belly fat- may increase from 3x’s to 4x’s a week with Dad- CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!
- It’s ok to start slow, and work yourself up to bigger goals
- Keep a food diary- helps you keep track of not only food, but how the food affects your body, drinks too
At that’s the recap of Week 01, I think I’m going to go this route for updates and information. I hope this helps you all and you can get started on your journey too.
Well, time for me to relax before I tackle homework.
The life of a college student… oh well!
Until next time…