It’s Day 60 of this new life of mine, and even though I have my bouts of negativity often, I still have to say that I’m pretty proud of myself. I’ve come a long way in the first 60 days, and physically I feel like a much different person. Mentally I’m getting better, but it’s still an up and down process. All in all, that last two months have breathed a new life into me, and I feel like I grow more confident in my abilities every single day. I just need to be patient with myself and that’s easier said than done.
It’s also Day 4 of the mini-goal in my attempt to try and hit 200,000 steps in a seven day period. After a dip in yesterday’s step count, I was able to muster up enough strength to pull off 31,739 step day on my Fitbit. This puts me at around 126,000 steps after four days. I can get just less than 25,000 a day now, and I’ll be able to hit the last mini goal right before I move into my new apartment.
Besides my two long walks to and from work, I threw in a 3km run after dinner. It may not have been the best idea as my legs are tired as is, but for some reason, I just want to get over that 200,000 step hump sooner rather than later, as if I were cramming for a test. However, in the back of my mind, I know that cramming for tests never actually gets you anywhere. You’re able to memorize and barf it all out, but in the long run, you never actually learn anything.
This got me thinking about hitting all of my goals in such a short amount of time and how do I keep this going once those goals are hit. Is this all a sort of cramming? What am I learning?
The first thing I’ve learned is that when push comes to shove and my back is really against the wall, I can push back. As someone who lets things slide and never stands up for himself, being able to push back against yourself is the first step in pushing back against others. I don’t want to be a pushover anymore, and that starts with me and letting myself get away with things. In short, I’m learning to become accountable to myself.
I’ve also learned that I really like to pick at myself more than I thought I did. I’m also way more vain than I thought I was and I need to work on these things for long-term success, as these things can get in my way. I’m aware of them constantly and now I need to learn how to quiet these inner voices.
Even though it may not seem like it, I am learning to be easier on myself if I make mistakes, or even about giving myself time off, or a break from eating purely healthy. It’s all about baby steps, and it’s okay to take a step back sometimes as long as I keep pushing forward.
And lastly, even though there are most likely more that I can’t think of right now, all of the cliche phrases that I’ve always hated are actually true.
Life is just a cliche I guess, but somehow I still feel like an original.
Enjoy my Fitbit stats below.
DAY 60 STATS
Weight: 172 Pounds
Time: 208 Minutes
Peak Heart Rate: 4 Minutes
Cardio Heart Rate: 46 Minutes
Fat Burn Heart Rate: 5 Hr 06 Minutes
Resting Heart Beats Per Minute: 59
Calories Burned: 4244
Calories Taken In: 2312
(All Calories Are Best Estimates. When In Doubt I Went Higher)
(I’ve never been a breakfast guy FYI. Eating breakfast at all is new to me.)
Protein Shake: 308 Calories
Chicken Salad: 630 Calories
Dark Chocolate: 292 Calories
Sushi with Veggies: 652 Calories
Popcorn: 420 Calories
Thanks for following my adventure of Being Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired. If you have any questions, I’m just an email away. Also, if you want to read from DAY ONE, CLICK HERE!
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