One of the neat things about the Apple fitness app and Watch is that you can earn awards, kinda like Trophies or Achievements on gaming consoles. Recently got an Elliptical Award (above) for getting 306 calories on June 6th. I guess that’s good?! I typically set the elliptical to 30 minutes and “Fat Burner” and come off at the end of that workout sweaty, which is good.
And as you can see below I continued to work out 6 out of 7 days last week, often going way over the daily minimum requirement. However, I still only lost an additional 2lbs… and somebody in the comments said I may actually be doing too much cardio?! I didn’t even know that was a thing. It may also be time for me to try intermittent fasting?
I started dropping some weight this week, which was great to see! My wife and I started a new two-day cleanse that certainly kicked off my lose of the weight and as you can see from the Trends on my Apple Watch below, I’ve been averaging 43 minutes of Exercise a day. I think that’s pretty good, right? Hoping to keep it up this week and maybe get down to 260. Wish me luck!
As you can see by my Apple Watch, I’ve been very consistent with my workout and move rings, closing all of them 6 out of 7 days a week for a while now, often going way over my goals (hence how much past the 12 o’clock point of each ring).
The good news is I’ve lost 3lbs! The bad news is… I wish it was more. Funny thing is that 10 years ago I would lose weight so easily, but now that I’m older, my body hangs onto it more and it takes more work to lose the weight. But the sun is shining and I’m feeling great and determined to make it work! Plus that elliptical is kicking my butt. Every time I get off it, I’m drenched in sweat! 😂
I really hit the workouts hard this week and got two Perfect Week awards on the Apple Watch (Move and Exercise). I have to say that the Apple Watch is pretty incredible at motivating you to work out as well as rewarding you for when you put in the extra work.
You can see a couple days I got in two works out (Thursday and Saturday). Both of those days I did the elliptical and took a long walk. Probably because it was beautiful outside this week here in Seattle!
As for my weight, it’s stayed pretty much the same even though I’ve noticed my gut is down slightly. Like last week, I think that’s because I have been working out so much and building a little muscle…
Last week I flew back from my trip to Arizona and then got my 2nd Pfizer vaccine shot. Rebecca was fine from her shot, but I got knocked out for several days! Man… chills, aches, fever, headache, fatigue. It wasn’t messing around, but I’m so glad to now be finally fully vaccinated and ready to see my friends again!
You’ll see from the Apple Watch stats that despite all the days knocked down, I did manage to work out both on the elliptical and my bike! Weather is really starting to improve here in Seattle, so doing both should start making a difference in my overall health.
As you can see by the scale, I have added 2.5lbs since I last weighed myself, which is surprising as you can see by Apple Watch fitness tracker that I worked out 5 days out of the 7 (the center ring). I also hit the Move goal 7 out of 7 days as well (the outer ring). The blue turquoise center ring is the standing goal, which I always hit.
So, to help step it up a notch, my wife and I have decided to get an elliptical cross trainer (pictured above) in the house and start using that for a better workout. That’s how I lost all that weight 10 years ago, which was hitting the elliptical for 20-30 minutes every single day. I was hoping to be able to get back into my gym by now, but Washington State is on the verge of going backwards in our phases of covid shutdowns next week because of raising cases and hospitalizations…so… I’m not waiting for that and instead I’ll bring at least part of the gym inside the house! Wish me luck!
Tuesday weight: 272. Consider this a start…or reboot of my weight loss journey. I plan to focus on tracking my diet as well as being more consistent with my exercise. I am considering this Day 1…so wish me luck!