Tag: Fitness

Fitness Update—Week 4

This is my weekly fitness updates. I’ll be posting one every Monday for the foreseeable future. I update a shared iCloud spreadsheet every day. Follow along! Weight & BMI I gained 1.7 lbs., which I am not happy about. The activity is helping with overal body fat, but I’m not seeing the progress I want. Today’s weight: 192.1 lbs. with a BMI of 28.4. Date Weight +/- BMI Fat March 23 191.

Fitness Update—Week 3

This is my weekly fitness updates. I’ll be posting one every Monday for the foreseeable future. I update a shared iCloud spreadsheet every day. Follow along! Weight & BMI Finally! The increased activity is showing results. Today’s weight: 190.4 lbs. with a BMI of 28.1. Date Weight +/- BMI Fat March 23 191.8 0 28.3 37.1% March 30 190.1 -1.7 28.1 40.0% April 6 192.

Fitness Update—Week 2

This is my weekly fitness updates. I’ll be posting one every Monday for the foreseeable future. I update a shared iCloud spreadsheet every day. Follow along! Weight & BMI The numbers say this week was a step backwards. I’m disagreeing because of the way I feel. I have more energy and have been sleeping better. Today’s weight: 192.6 lbs. with a BMI of 28.4. Date Weight +/- BMI Fat March 23 191.

Midweek Fitness Update, April 2

My fitness goal for this week was to get my steps in. So far I’ve beaten my 6,000 step goal each day. Last week, as I was getting into the swing of things, I relied on getting my walking in during a big burst of activity. It didn’t go so well. The daily step totals are looking good: Day Steps Monday 6,586 Tuesday 6,945 Wednesday 6,434 Now I’ve figured out how to spread my walking throughout the day.

Fitness Update—Week 1

This is the first of my weekly fitness updates. I’ll be posting one every Monday for the foreseeable future. This week has been eye-opening. First, I’m finding out just how out-of-shape I am. Second, hitting a step goal is really hard if it happens in one big burst of activity. I update a shared iCloud spreadsheet every day. Follow along! Weight & BMI Apparently every little bit helps—I managed to lose 1.

Fitness Tools: Withings Wi-Fi Scale

I bought this scale at the beginning of 2013. At the time there was only this on and another by FitBit. Since then almost every connected-device fitness company came out with their own scale. I was swayed toward the Withings because it connected to almost everything. They didn’t make a fitness tracker then. So they were open to every app I used. This is still true. I don’t even need the Withings app installed for my weight data to be sent to the apps that I do use.

I Suck at Health

So far this year has been about writing. I’ve worked to improve my quality, quantity, and visible output. This blog has been huge help. Making the commitment to put my writing out in the world was both scary and liberating. I’ve also learned about myself. I’ve had to come up with new work habits and strategies. It’s also been an education in goal setting. The one thing that I wasn’t expecting was the weight gain.