Saturday, February 20, 2016

Weekly Progress Update: 17/02/2016 - 23/02/2016

17/02/2016

Did not log. though fitbit did say that my activity level was around an hour.

18/02/2016
Did not log. Got up in the middle of the night and then discovered that I couldn't sleep at all. So I decided that I deserved a break.So I did not go for my morning walk. I know that 1 day is supposed ot be a rest day but I don't think I am doing that kind of a work out . Also I am afraid if I break the inertia then its going to be doubly hard for me to get back. I had begin to think of my weight loss also. It is against my initial stand of concentrating in one thing at a time.So back to one thing at a time.

19/02/2016

Got up at 6:00. went for the half an hour walk. Climbed 7 stairs. Did not do the evening 15 minutes. Slept off

20/02/2016

Didnot log. But I walked I think. Not the evening one though

21/02/2016

Got up at 8:00.Made tea and then went for the walk. I felt it very difficult to complete my half an hour walk today. Ultimately I stopped walking in the park and deviated to the market. Not brisk walking but still walking. Today in the afternoon I finally broke my resolve of not taking my weight until the end of the training. I guess i wanted to know whether this had any effect. The weighing balance showed 73 which is 1.5 kilo lesser than last time I saw the weight. I really really hope that I have actually lost my weight and that this is not some error. Anyhow decided that I wont weigh myself in between fortnights. Its quite difficult to measure any change really otherwise.

22/02/2016

Did not log

23/02/2016
Didnot log


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Weekly Progress Update: 10/02/2016 - 16/03/2016

10/02/2016   - Wake up at 6:00, go for a half and hour walk everyday morning for the next 7 days. (Sat and Sun - wake up at 8:00). Combine with 15 min jogging/walking in treadmill anytime possible. Measure in fitbit how much work out is done. reach a goal of 5 min jogging without huffing by the end of the week.


10/02/2016

Didnot log

11/02/2016

Didnot log

12/02/2016

Didnot log

13/02/2016

Didnot wake up in the morning. Decided last week that I wouldn't. Have been walking everyday dutifully for 30 minutes. Climbing 5 stairs also. This week I wondered if I had overdid it. I also played table tennis. As the table was in the 18th floor and I sit in the 19th floor I did a lot of up and down. So Saturday I thought I will just go a bit easy on myself. Hubby had to go to office today so I got time to use the treadmill only at 7:15. Walked 45 minutes seeing friends. Covered 3 km. But the situation is different for me in the mornings. I am not a morning person. My motivation was going a bit but yesterday when I talked to father, he asked what happened to the marathon. I said its in march and I am training for it. He seemed to be excited that I was doing it. So yes that kinda remotivated me a bit.

14/02/2016

Didnot log. However did get up at a better time and go to the park for walking. Walked for 30 minutes. Walked in the evening for 15 minutes in which I jogged for 5 min. straight. Discovered that maybe maintaining a constant velocity was the key for jogging.

15/02/2016

Got up at 6:00. Wanted to go earlier to the park because nowadays more people are coming in the morning as the winter is bidding goodbye. Still , could go only 5 min earlier. Anyhow that's cool. Ran around 150m which I think is a great improvement. Tried to control my pace and speed and it decidedly had an effect. I hope its consistent. Had to go to the self realization session in Aman's future school. So couldn't do the stairs thing( Need to go to office in the lunch time for that.) Came back. Jogged for 5 min. at a faster pace in the evening, but not controlled. Hope I will be able to be a conscious jogger.

16/02/2016

Did not log
 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Weekly Progress Update: 3/02/2016 - 9/03/2016

3/02/2016

Time : 5:55 - Alarm rang. Snoozed it for 10 min.
Time 6:05-  Got up. Thought for a moment or two whether to sleep back or not. Thought of the published goal. Then put on my chappals and got out of the bedroom door. 1 for me 0 for devil.


Time 6:05. - Peeped outside. DARK. Oh so the sun is not up???!!!!!! weird. OK. so maybe I will make tea (normally hubby's job). Contemplated whether to change my timings to 6:15 or 6:30. Then decided against it. Thought once again of the bed. Then went and made tea. 2 for me 0 for devil.

Time 6:40 - It is still dark. Thought I will record my endeavors though. Sipping tea.Will I be able to go at all???!!!! cause at 7:15, I need to start breakfast.

P.S. Went for the walk afterall. Was pretty cold. Was a tough day today. Hopefully I will get up tomorrow.

4/02/2016

Got up a bit late today. Went without much issue. Dressed warmly this time. Went to the vegetable shop after that to by cucumbers for sandwich. Saw so many school buses on the way back

5/02/2016

Almost , Almost did not go today. Got up later than yesterday. at 6:30. Went anyway. Noticed whiel walking that every one else was overtaking me. The only ones who I overtook were clearly senior citizens.

6/02/2016

DIDNOT get up . couldnot. Got up at 11:00 and I could have slept more. However did do the treadmill for 30 minutes. Maybe I should go a bit easy on myslef for saturday and sunday, else most probably I will crash and burn.

7/02/2016

Woke up late. But I had already decided that. Did walk for 30 minutes in the treadmill though. Discovered that in Saturday Sundays, if one is not going out, one needs to have another 30 mintues treadmill time to reach the goal of 7000 steps. Wondering if I will be able to wake up tomorrow at all.

8/02/2016
------------------- Did not log.

9/02/2016

Successfully completed one week of training. Yesterday I had thought that it would be almost impossible for me to even do 10 min. My legs were aching so. So I ran a bit and found it helped but I couldn't do even 100m. Was full of self doubts. But somehow I did it. Today I woke a little late but still could go out at the prescribed time. Tried jogging a bit slower. Still barely made 100m. Wondering if being hydrated will help. Incorporated a subgoal of 5 stair flights per day this week. Still having doubts. But I am giving it my all. Whatever happens, we will see then.





Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Goal 2016 - Marathon 5 km.

I think my life would have been quite different in Gurgaon if I had a friend here. I dont lack enthusiasm just company to do something about it. Never liked doing anything alone.However, I want to get out of that inertia.

I want the focus for the year 2016 to be "me". Initially I had thought about having some 36 goals for this year. However Febuary has passed and before I know it most probably so will December. So I thought I will concentrate on one goal at a time. Most probably that goal in particular may require other goals but thats just a bonus. Hopefully I will cover 5 goals at least this year.

My first goal for the year 2016:

Run the 5km Marathon on March 16th

Risk Register:

1)  Lack of fitness required
2) Reaching the venue.
3) Doing the marathon alone.
4) Actually completing it.

Comments:

While 2,3 and 4 are demons to be conquered later on I will skip them for now, hoping they will get sorted out somehow. For now I focus on,

1) Lack of fitness required.

Breakdown of Goal :

3/02/2016       - Wake up at 6:00, go for a half an hour walk outside everyday morning for the next 7 days.( Sat and Sun - wake up at 8:00)

10/02/2016   - Wake up at 6:00, go for a half and hour walk everyday morning for the next 7 days. (Sat and Sun - wake up at 8:00). Combine with 15 min jogging/walking in treadmill anytime possible. Measure in fitbit how much work out is done. reach a goal of 5 min jogging without huffing by the end of the week.

17/02/2016 - Wake up at 6:00, go for half and hour walk everyday morning for the next 7 days.( Sat and Sun - wake up at 8:00). Combine with 15 min jogging/walking in treadmill anytime possible. Measure in fitbit how much work out is done. Reach a goal of 7 min slow jogging without huffing by the end of the week.

24/02/2016 - Wake up at 6:00, go for 45 mins walk everyday morning for the next 7 days.( Sat and Sun - wake up at 7:30). Combine with 20 min jogging/walking in treadmill anytime possible. Measure in fitbit how much work out is done. Reach a goal of 8 min slow jogging without huffing by the end of the week.

03/03/2016 - Wake up at 6:00, go for 45 minutes walk everyday morning for the next 7 days.(Sat and Sunday - wake up at 7:30). Combine with 20 min jogging/walking in treadmill anytime possible. Measure in fitbit how much work out is done. Reach a goal of 9 min slow jogging without huffing by the end of the week.

10/03/2016- Wake up at 6:00, go for 45 min walk everyday morning for the next 7 days.( Sat and Sun - wake up at 7:30) Combine with 20 min jogging/walking in treadmill anytime possible. Measure in fitbit how much workout is done. Reach a goal of 10 min slow jogging without huffing by the end of the week.



16th March 2016  _ D day.

Intend...
Prepare...
Whatever happens will happen.


Mitigation of risks:

1) Preparing logs for weekly progress.
2) By self motivating for the joy of pursuing a goal.
3) Hopefully motivation by others as well.

Reward:

1) Having a story to tell.
2) Having successfully prepared for something after 5 long years.
3) Hopefully lost some weight.
4) I will reward myself with a pair of Tanishq earrings.