setting some goals – results


On November 23, 2013, I set some goals for myself.  These included three medium-term goals about exercise:

Medium Term Goal (one month)

Goal #2: My medium term, four-week goal is to bike every second day for one month (November 23 to December 23, 2013)

Goal #3: My second medium term, four-week goal is to begin 2.5 pound arm weight sessions on days when I am not cycling (November 23 to December 23, 2013)

Goal #4:   My third medium term, four-week goal is to begin to go for a short 10 minute walk outside every day (November 23 to December 23, 2013)

Well, I have reached my December 23 goal date.  You can see my daily results in the table near the end of this post.  In summary, during the month:

♣  I biked on my stationary cycle 13 times.  This was fewer than the 16 times intended, but I am on my way to my goal of biking every second day!

♣  I did my weights 6 times during the month, falling short of my goal.  However, these are the first weights I have done this year and I am considering this a start in the right direction.  I have discovered that I can do weights while I am watching TV, turning an inactive time into an active one!

♣  I walked outside 11 times during the month.  I started very well, but the weather was very uncooperative and I did not achieve my goal of walking every day.  However, focussing on the positive, I am determined to continue with this goal because walking outside is so good for me, for so many reasons!

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Alexandra in the snow (an exaggeration, but almost this much, as of this morning)

Date Cycle Weights Walk Date Cycle Weights Walk
Nov. 23  #  # Dec. 9  #
Nov. 24  #  # Dec. 10
Nov. 25  #  # Dec. 11
Nov. 26  # Dec. 12  #
Nov. 27  #  # Dec. 13
Nov. 28 #  # Dec. 14
Nov. 29  # Dec. 15  #
Nov. 30  # Dec. 16  #  #
Dec. 1  # Dec. 17  #
Dec. 2  # Dec. 18
Dec. 3 Dec. 19  #
Dec. 4  # Dec. 20  #
Dec. 5  # Dec. 21  #
Dec. 6  # Dec. 22
Dec. 7  #  # Dec. 23  #
Dec. 8

So, I am going to set some new medium-term goals for myself.

Goal #2: My medium term, four-week goal is to bike every second day (January 1, 2014 to February 1, 2014)

Goal #3: My second medium term, four-week goal is to do 2.5 pound arm weight sessions on days when I am not cycling (January 1, 2014 to February 1, 2014)

Goal #4:   My third medium term, four-week goal is to go for a 10 minute walk outside every day (November 23 to December 23, 2013)

I will continue to record my progress on the ‘exercise program’ tab.

Best always, Alexandra

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