October Workout Total

Beginning of October I decided to make a focus on developing a consistent exercise routine. I have diabetes. And a number of other things. I really need to lose weight. I may have mentioned in a previous post that I really have an issue with motivation. I don’t get motivated by a smaller waist line. I should be motivated by the improvement in my blood sugar totals but I’m not. What has kept me motivated for the past month? I joined a challenge at work. 60 miles in 60 days. Then a couple of weeks ago I found similar challenges on my MapMyWalk app… I have noticed my clothes fitting looser, I haven’t seen a difference in actual weight loss but I know that’s because I’m building muscle and that the weight loss will come. But that’s not what this is about now. It’s about the fun of challenging yourself and meeting it. The weight loss, the smaller waist line, the lowering of the blood sugar, those all the side effects 🙂

So now is where I brag on myself a little bit and show my results for my first month:

AMI’S OCTOBER WORKOUT SUMMARY
10/01/2014 – 10/31/2014
Workouts 19
Hours 13.98
Distance 40.32
Calories 6900
October Workout Total

Hey baby ooh-hoo.. my love is callin ooh-hoo

Kinda obsessed with this song lately. And while I have a full 50 minutes of music on this list which is good for my 3 mile walks, I end up hitting repeat on this a couple of times.

Hunter – Pharrell Williams
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Love Me Again – John Newman
Habits (Stay High) – Tove Lo
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Percussion Gun – White Rabbits
Smooth Criminal – 2Cellos
Crystalized – The xx
Tongue Tied – Grouplove
I Want to Break Free – Queen
SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado

Hey baby ooh-hoo.. my love is callin ooh-hoo

Working on my fitness || Week ending 10/25/2014

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About 3 weeks ago I joined a 60 miles in 60 day challenge at my work. I have tried repeatedly to take up running but the jarring impact causes me a ton of pain in my knees and back. So this time, I decided to work on my walking and move into a power walk. I must say it’s very satisfying. As of today I’m at 34.5 miles of that 60 and I still have over 5 weeks to go. It’s weird how I can’t get motivated to workout for my health or to lose weight. However, if you give me a challenge to compete against then I’m all over it. I’ve been using the Map My Walk app and just discovered on their website that they have these type of challenges as well. So while I’m still doing the work challenge, I have started three personal challenges. In 4 weeks I hope to walk 45 miles, complete 20 workouts and improve my walking to a 14 minute mile… The last one I’m not sure is going to happen in 4 weeks however at least I have something to work for 🙂 Here is my progress for week 1:

Ami’s WEEKLY WORKOUT SUMMARY WEEK OF 10/19/2014 – 10/25/2014
Workouts 4
Hours 1.89
Distance 7.05
Calories 1146
Working on my fitness || Week ending 10/25/2014