Saturday, May 1, 2010

My exercise log - by Mary

Every month I keep track of my walking, running, or exercise time.  At the end of the month, I total up the hours spent exercising or walking/running.  April was terrible!  No hours were spent in actual exercise and only 23 miles were walked.  This has been my worst month so far.

By keeping track of my progress, I see a visible encouragement on my calendar.  I have had a slight weight gain, and I can see why.  So I am beginning May with a new resolve to get back on track. 

My overall goal is to lose 7 pounds and be able to run 1 mile by the end of August.  Can you see I believe in small goals?!  The slight weight gain has added up to be more weight that needs to come off.  And I know my eating habits were way off base; but I also can see that with no exercise and very little walking/running, that also helped put me where I am.

This morning I ran a little but overall walked 2.2 miles.  It's going to be a busy day today, and I don't see any chance of getting in 30 minutes of exercise.  I've put on my pedometer (unfortunately after the walk), and I'm going to try to wear it every day.  Remember, small goals will help you get to where you need to be!

1 comment:

Valerie @ itsonly100pounds said...

Hi Mary, Thanks for visiting my blog. I agree that if you want a treat have it. I know in the past I would want something eat it and then throw away the whole diet and exercise. Now, I'm trying to have a treat and then get right back on track and keep going.