I did the August challenge as well and it worked well to keep me motivated and push me to get more activity into my day-to-day life. It’s one of the reasons I started my walks home from work and why I’ve kept them up. My goals for the August challenge were to lose 8lbs and do 600 minutes of activity. My final totals were 11lbs lost and 710 minutes!
For September my goals are to lose 8lbs (which averages to about 2 per week) and I’ve upped my activity so I will strive for 800 minutes. I’m already on track with weight loss as I was down 3 last week.
The most exciting news is my activity. I was bit worried about getting up to 800 minutes. My walk is now taking me only 45 minutes instead of the hour it used to so that means I have to get more exercise in to reach my goals. I don’t think this is a bad thing! So far it’s looking good – I’ve done 365 minutes of activity so far this month!
Most of it is my walking home and also my WW video at home. With the weather taking a drastic turn towards Autumn temperatures I’m thinking now is a good time to get back to the gym – so that’s where I spent my Friday night. I did 50 minutes on the elliptical (when I usually only do 35!) and 40 minutes resistance training. I want to be sure I’m including weights in my workouts from the very beginning – so that I am toning my muscles (which hopefully will be visible one day!), helping tighten my skin, and increasing my metabolism. My plan is to get to the gym at least once a week over Fall to increase my activity.