Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Reader's Workouts - Mini Goals

Reader's Workouts is a weekly event which is hosted over at Joy's Book Blog.

I'm a Fitbit wearer, I like that it helps me keep active and moving during the week.  If you also wear one feel free to friend me!

I'll start off by echoing a lot of what I said last time I posted a Reader's Workout:

  • Things haven't been going good for me on the fitness front, since my gym buddy had her scheduled changed for the summer I found it easier to make excuses to not go walk the track or go walk on the treadmill at the gym. 
  •  I've slacked on tracking my food 

I had promised to go to the gym and I made it that one day.  I had wrote "My plan is to get back to the gym Thursday after work, barring any disasters, I should be able to hold myself to that promise." Then the itching started, just a few bites on my legs but by Thursday I was covered in little groupings that hurt they itched so bad.  I had broken out like this back in November and went to an emergency clinic and was told it was low grade hives.  I still had some meds left over from then and tried taking them.  It helped but I kept finding new breakouts.

Last Monday I went to my primary doctor and was told not hives, and not bites.  She sent me to the dermatologist who said definitely bites, possibly bed bugs and he took a biopsy of a bite. Get results on Wednesday not bed bugs, but general bug bites. Learn Thursday someone has been coming into my place of employment with fleas.

I was the worst bit and had I know that this was the case (if the person would have spoke up sooner rather than later) I never would have had to had the biopsy, which has left a slight hole in my back that will take up to two months to heal and leave a scar. Needless to say I've been eating my series of emotions, but I'm determined this week to get back on track (I've said that before).

So to get back on track I've set some Mini-Goals for myself this week (Tuesday to Tuesday).

  1. Track everything even if I go over on calorie count
  2. Hit at least 4,000 steps a day, even if I have to pace around the house at night to reach that count
So I'll check back in next week! I hope everyone else is doing good!


  1. Wow! I don't know why someone would go around other people if they had fleas, especially not let them know! Hope your back heals quickly!

    I had a Fitbit but sent it back. It wasn't calculating my steps correctly.

    I'm not good at tracking, but plan on making it a point to at least track my workouts.

    Good luck reaching your mini goals this week!

  2. I'm not sure if the FitBit is calculating correctly but it def. lets me know if I'm moving enough and today I'm surely not. I'm getting better with using MyFitnessPal online and the app. Having it always easily accessible is a help.

    Thanks and good luck!

  3. Hope you're feeling better, soon.

    I love both of your goals! Tracking my food even when I go over my calories has helped me so much -- when I don't track I imagine that things are much worse than they are, which sends me farther off the rails. If I keep tracking, I get back on the path much more quickly.

  4. I'll be honest, I didn't track the last thing I ate yesterday and I'll go back today and guesstimate and add it in. I always feel like I'll make it more than it really was.