Those who read regularly know I’ve set a different health challenge for each month of 2014. January’s challenge is to take the stairs at home for every trip up and down the three floors. I wrote about my plan in this post.
Today is about half way through January, so I thought I would check in with my progress report:
1/1/14: 3 down, 3 up
2/1/14: did not track (at least 1 up, 1 down)
3/1/14: 3 down, 2 up (had a heavy picnic basket into house)
4/1/14: 1 down, 2 up (picnic basket out of house)
5/1/14: 2 down, 2 up
6/1/14: 3 down, 2 up (groceries)
7/1/14: 2 down, 1 up (not sure why)
8/1/14: 3 down, 3 up
9/1/14: 2 down, 2 up
10/1/14: 1 down, 1 up
11/1/14: 3 down, 3 up
12/1/14: 2 down, 1 up (groceries)
13/1/14: 4 down, 4 up
Overall, it’s become a habit. With the heat we’ve been having, I’ve certainly eyed off the lift a little, but I knew I’d be reporting back to you. I’ve limited it to when I have groceries or that pesky picnic basket for my brother’s anniversary picnic (I had to store it overnight, then pick him up from The Ashes Cricket and take him to the Botanical Gardens).
They aren’t any easier, and I still lose my breath a little on the upwards climb, but I often beat the BF in the lift 🙂 I find it weird that I haven’t counted the number of steps yet – I start counting, but never as I start, only halfway through?! Stay tuned, I’ll update you at the end of the month.
In related news, I weighed myself this morning, and I think I might be down a kilogram on last week. I have rickety old dial scales, so I can’t be sure, but I need a win so I’m calling it!
As to the other challenges? I’m still walking about 4-5 times a week, for about 30 minutes each time. I’m trying to add more jogging in. I’m drinking at leats 2L of water most week days, but weekends are a struggle. I’ve also started on planks and push ups, as I received push up handles from the BF. Every second day, he helps me improve my plank form and how long I can do it, in addition to working to getting more and more push ups done.
Any others out there taking the stairs? How are you health goals or new years resolutions keeping?