Good Morning. I've been MIA lately as there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. I'm either super tired after work or not sleeping well as all I want to do is get to bed early each night. Looking forward to the weekend with little planned. I just gotta get through my 6 hour shift today.
I completed my 30 days of meeting all three goals on my Apple Watch. I'll tell ya, it isn't easy.
There was a time that I loved being active and working out wasn't a chore. Last week it was a stretch to get all three goals met. Last Wednesday I went on my ride-a-long with the fire department, I'll share more of that later this week, and decided not to do any formal activity before I went to the fire station at 10am. It turns out I met all my goals through running up/down the stairs (didn't want to slide down the pole and risk falling on my ass) and jumping in/out of a fire engine. On Thursday we put out some Christmas decorations so I started up the watch and earned my activity that way (surprisingly burned several calories decorating). On Friday we went to Festival of Trees so I started up my Apple Watch while we walked around the festival. Since I was trying to complete my goals Kenyon suggested looking at both sides of one section at a time before moving on so we would then earn extra steps by walking two and a half times. It was a great idea and helped me finish off those goals for the day.
It takes a lot of planning to actually complete an exercise or movement goal. I have to be concious of my sitting at work all day and trying to stand more. I try and go the long way to the bathroom and volunteer for any excuse that would take me up/down the stairs. At stores I am mindful to walk the perimeter while I shop and/or walk up/down isles a few times to get in those extra steps. When you live in a world that you don't move much during your day, being active feel like work!
I am happy I completed my 30 day goal. I think I'll not stress it over December and perhaps go at it again in January. I'm looking forward to a rest day (or two) on my days off.