One of my favorite bloggers, Katie, over at Healthy Diva Eats came up with a brand new weekly link up – Marvelous in my Monday – where bloggers share their marvelous happenings. Mondays makes this weekly post not only an alliteration, it also combats the “Monday Blahs” that some people might go through. I personally don’t go through those because Mondays are my off days and I love them hehe 😛
Besides the new Maxim, I was super excited because I finally got the FitBit Ultra! I sold some college books back and I thought the price (after the Amazon sellback money I got) was enough for me to pay to get it. I was super excited. I’ll have a fuller report on it once I use it longer, cause I’ve only been using it two days so far. But wow, is this little gadget motivating?! Seriously.
Yesterday was a marvelous day because I was the most active and healthiest I’ve ever been. I’m sure FitBit was a helpful thing because it really made me realize how little I actually move throughout the day. Working out in the morning isn’t enough and I should try to keep active all throughout the day. It motivated me to really look at myself and improve in terms of how much I move!
I did my weight training workout in the morning upon waking up (Chalean Extreme Lean Circuit 3) which included a lot of chest and legs. I pushed hard! I didn’t wear my fitbit for this workout though. I figured it wouldn’t really measure much since the fitbit measures steps and weight training isn’t really focused on “stepping”.
Then when I got home, I kept realizing how little steps I’ve done. I was very far from my 10,000 steps/day goal. I therefore decided to walk around and do a quick tabata workout. Have I mentioned how awesome tabata workouts are? Well, they really are! I was sweating and out of breath for like 10 minutes after the 4 minutes were over. Butt kicking good 😉
Then later, I decided to dust off the Xbox Kinect and play My Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012. This game is so awesome, I totally forgot about it. I did a 15 minute boxing workout, played some jump rope survival, and a stepping game. It was really fun and before I knew it, 45 minutes went by and I was dripping sweat. Great workout and so much fun! My calves were killing me from all the jump roping, I wasn’t used to so much jumping. Unfortunately, my knees were a little upset but thankfully not enough to think it’s a big deal or anything.
On top of yesterday’s improved activity level, I also really watched what I ate. Not on purpose, I was just motivated to eat really really clean yesterday. I ate a LOT of veggies which was great 🙂
As a reward, I woke up today and weighed myself only to find the smallest number on the scale I’ve seen in one and a half years!! I know it’ll go back up once I eat more “normal” again but wow, that really made me feel amazing about myself!
Now it’s your turn, tell me something marvelous about your weekend!