#FitReaders January 2015

 

My goal is to fit back into my old jeans (down one or two sizes depending on the jeans) before RT15.  While my goal isn't weight related per se, I'm thinking I will need to get to 160 pounds to fit into my old jeans. I'm at 178.1 as of 12/31/14. I will be tracking my calories and my steps (10,000 steps/day except one or two rest days per week). I'm also adding in some ab exercises, since that is where I carry most of my excess weight.

 

I track my steps using a FitBit. If you have a FitBit and want to be friends, here is my profile: https://www.fitbit.com/user/28YSVY.

 

1/9/15 - I've been sick this week. I've had a cold with nasal congestion which made jogging a no go, but I've been able to keep up with walking and the ab exercises.  I've also lost 2 pounds. Don't know if that is because being sick or the exercises. 

 

1/23/15 - I thought my sickness was getting better, but then it didn't. So, I finally went to the doctor and found out that I had a sinus infection, for which they proscribed antibiotics.  I had the worse reaction of my life. I took them starting on Friday and kept taking them because I thought it was just side effects, but on Monday it was something much worse.  I thought I had the flu, I felt so bad.  So, I called the doc and he called me in a different antibiotic.  Well, I had a pretty normal allergic reaction, rash, etc.  So now, I'm getting that out of my system.  Good news is that the sinus infection is cleared up. I just need to get all the crap out of my system from the antibiotics. I hate antibiotics. This isn't the first time this has happened to me. Ugh.

 

1/30/15 - I think I'm finally getting healthy again.  I'm planning to start picking my steps back up again and to start back with ab exercises, though I'm going to look at a different 30 day ab challenge. I've seen a few other FitReaders using different ones I think some of the others look more well rounded, so I'm going to try them since I have to start over anyway.

 

January Month-to-Date Totals

193,158 steps for an average of 6,230 steps/day.

 

  1. 2,808 steps
  2. 11,651 steps, 15 sit-ups, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises, 10 sec. plank
  3. 10,248 steps, 15 sit-ups, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises, 10 sec. plank
  4. 11,124 steps, 20 sit-ups, 8 crunches, 8 leg raises, 12 sec. plank
  5. 11,635 steps, ab rest day
  6. 10,104 steps, 20 sit-ups, 8 crunches, 8 leg raises, 12 sec. plank
  7. 10,119 steps, 25 sit-ups, 10 crunches, 10 leg raises, 15 sec. plank
  8. 4,201 steps, 25 sit-ups, 10 crunches, 10 leg raises, 15 sec. plank
  9. 10,075 steps, ab rest day
  10. 4,847 steps, 30 sit-ups, 12 crunches, 12 leg raises, 20 sec. plank
  11. 8,456 steps, 30 sit-ups, 12 crunches, 12 leg raises, 20 sec. plank
  12. 13,327 steps, 35 sit-ups, 15 crunches, 15 leg raises, 25 sec. plank
  13. 4,548 steps, ab rest day
  14. 11,245 steps, 35 sit-ups, 15 crunches, 15 leg raises, 25 sec. plank
  15. 5,754 steps
  16. 4,641 steps
  17. 1,160 steps
  18. 1,198 steps
  19. 1,600 steps
  20. 1,868 steps
  21. 5,204 steps
  22. 3,651 steps 
  23. 4,134 steps
  24. 1,478 steps
  25. 3,526 steps
  26. 4,869 steps
  27. 5,749 steps
  28. 7,889 steps
  29. 4,279 steps
  30. 6,423 steps