Sunday, April 17, 2016

Every Step Counts

Hello Beautiful People,

Good gravy life got busy...or I should say Busier. I think I may get some air this week.

The good news is that I am living by my Fitbit. I have set up buddies and challenges and I am getting my steps in.

So here's the thing. Whenever I talk to people about the recommended amount of steps people should take per day, 10K, I always hear "I'm on my feet all of the time. I must walk that at least."  *Insert buzzer sound*

One of the biggest things that Personal Trainers deal with is RPE, Rate of Perceived Exertion. Most people think they do much more than they actually do. Sorry, but it's true.

I am on my feet all day. At most my daily steps get me 4,000 steps. I work my butt off to exceed my daily goal. Sometimes that means parking far away from the store. Sometimes that means taking extra trips to the car. Sometimes I get up and walk around the room after I knock off something on my to do list. I get it done no matter what it takes.

A lot of my steps are high knee march in place steps. This is good for me right now. Because my foot issues kept me grounded for so long the muscles around my knees got weaker. Therefore, my knee started hurting a lot again. The muscles are getting stronger and the steps in place are landing differently than my running steps so my feet are not hurting as much. It's all good. Plus, My butt is LOVING IT...and by loving I mean FEELING IT.

The downfall is that since the fitbit is on the left wrist I find myself carrying more things on my right side. I also now loathe shopping carts. LOL. When I'm in stores I tend to walk around more to get in extra regular steps.

My Fitbit buddies range from people that I am happy to encourage in their daily steps to fellow marathoners that challenge me to get more done. I never linked up with anyone the first time I had my fitbit. I definitely needed this right now. So if you want to add me please do: Jhenderonfit@gmail.com.

I definitely thriving on my competition. This past week I had daily challenges with Cousin Hannah, a work week challenge, and a Weekend warrior challenge. I won the first 2 daily challenges. Day three was my highest step count of the week. I had 20,000+. I lost by 1000 steps. That Stinker! She won the rest of the week and then the work week challenge. Saturday morning I had just gotten out of the shower at 6:45 only to get an alert that I was already 18K steps behind her. Awesome...I didn't beat her, but it definitely pushed me to get more in for the day.

Yesterday was 33 weeks from the next marathon. I need every step to count so that I can stay injury free this time.


Have a Blessed Evening
****Please note****


 If you feel like you are alone on your journey and you just need some encouragement I am here for you! Shoot me an email and I will do my best to check in on you or give you the words of support you need several times a week. The journey is so much easier if you have support.

jhendersonfit@gmail.com 
Check out my Facebook Page for Confessions (there are before and work-in-progress pictures):

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yeah, sorry, I messed up and the "l" is missing....I need an assistant :-)

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Life is so busy I have have to schedule Rest/recover time

Hello Beautiful People,

Life is about to get a little hectic...for the next 3 weeks at least until Girls on the Run ends. I will be working at the church preschool in the mornings for the next couple of months. I have been in a little panic because I need to move some clients around. I have made it work out, but I will have clients before I even start my day there and then I have clients, coaching, and babysitting in the afternoon. And I have clients during some evenings.

A) Trying to figure out when I will have time to workout for myself
B) Really need to be on the ball with my meals
C) I NEED to get to bed early

The good news is that I thrive when my schedule is tight.

I have goals for April and I intend to hit them: 100 miles of running/walking, 50 miles of biking, and 8 hours of Weights.  I just have to be diligent about getting it done. Right now I have  11/100 miles of running/walking and 5/100 miles of bike.

Right now I am battling a super sore foot. So I am actually a little nervous that I may not be able to stand by tomorrow afternoon. I have a 2 hour window in the middle of the day and I will need to come home and rest it.

Last year I sold my fitbit to Ms. Amy, who called me out yesterday for not having a blog post in 2 weeks and then admitted that she is cheating on me and reading other people's blogs :-O. I asked if she is using it and she said no, so I asked if I could buy it back. I may not be able to get in the miles that I really want, but I can make sure to get my steps in. I had been tracking with my phone, but I can't carry it with me all of the time. I would like to start a step challenge so if you have a fitbit and want to join let me know: jhendersonfit@gmail.com

Tomorrow is a long day, so I need to get some sleep.

Have a Blessed Evening
****Please note****


 If you feel like you are alone on your journey and you just need some encouragement I am here for you! Shoot me an email and I will do my best to check in on you or give you the words of support you need several times a week. The journey is so much easier if you have support.

jhendersonfit@gmail.com 
Check out my Facebook Page for Confessions (there are before and work-in-progress pictures):

http://www.
facebook.com/ConfessionsOfAFormerFatGir

yeah, sorry, I messed up and the "l" is missing....I need an assistant :-)

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter: hugsnsmile
Instagram: Jennie5973