#FitIt Challenge: Trying To Dedicate Myself To Train For A 5K Marathon, Although Possible, It's Becoming Quite A Task
I started out in full stride in my first blog about my training for the upcoming 5K marathon, but as with every commitment and resolution, failure comes in the form of the same old excuses. My second week of trying to increase my body activity had gone for a toss.
Another lazy weekend
It began on Saturday itself. I not only failed in the minimum criteria of reaching 10,000 steps but also in the number of calories burnt. Ideally, according to the Fitbit app, I should be burning a minimum of 2,500 calories each day. As a result, I also failed in keeping up with my step count.
How did you sleep? I slept too much, and with that, I achieved one goal. I sleep for over 7 hours each night, and I managed stars here.
My failure had no excuse, and data on Fitbit had underlined each one of them. Earlier, I did not have these stats so that I could lie to myself. But not today. The strapped Fitbit on my wrist challenged these lies with solid data.
'Tumse na ho payega'
Having this level of data can make you think you can't do it. Or, it can push you to lift yourself into doing more. Thankfully, I worked myself into doing the latter.
Monday on, I exceeded on most of the parameters - from sleeping to reaching all the set goals on the app. If Monday was 10,065 steps, Thursday turned out to be over 11,747 steps, which is over 8 kilometres, and over 36 active minutes in a day.
Now, instead of taking the office lift to the 7th floor where my office is, I prefer taking the staircase. I walk all the way up and also take rounds in my office area.
The average for the week remained high. I woke up early, slept on time, drank more water and completed my activity goals.
Veggies on my plate
Although I am a meat lover and don't like vegetables at all, I have taken a small step towards trying it. Nowadays a portion of my dinner comprises a small portion of veggies, and I eat it all.
If it was not for Fitbit, I would not have been able to improve my physical activity, especially during this time of the year, when the bed is far more inviting than anything else. I am happy I have real time data that helps me avoid the pitfalls of lying to myself. Denial is a disease Fitbit has cured me of.
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