The Healthy Life

Telling It Like It Is: My 2017 Exercise Diary

I don’t want to go so far as saying my exercise goals are just “New Year Resolutions” because in all frankness I have been exercising for years … and I have understood the importance of it to my overall well-being.  BUT … (there always is one, isn’t there!) … I want to try something different this 2017 year that I have never done before.  I want to share my activity results as each week transpires … almost like an exercise diary.

  1. Determine If This Keeps Me Accountable.  Why am I doing this?  There are 3 reasons I am doing this: I am curious if this will have any positive influence for me to show up more than what I’m doing today.  I often find as my year progresses schedules change … stressful circumstances go thru the cycles of up-and-down … regimes require adjustment … and, when these dynamics occur my exercise activities tend to be one of the first things that move to the bottom of my daily to-do list.  I hate that I do that.  So, this is me trying to help break that habit of putting my exercise and health secondary to other things.
  2. Have A Place To Record Results.  I have never kept a record of days I work out, or what exactly I did.  I guess I don’t HAVE to, but I WANT to!  I am curious just what my activity looks like … in a comprehensive view.
  3. Evaluate My Growth.  This is me being my usual optimistic self, but I have the vision that by the year’s end I will be healthy than today!  I want to be able to sit back and read my journey … and this blog post will be my journal of reflection.

I will be chronicling the following:

  1. My Apple Activity Snapshot.  Apple’s Activity app is what monitors my moves, standing, and exercise data. This is represented in the Apple app by three rings that display my results in achieving goals associated with these specific activities, every day. This lets me see a complete picture of my activity, including weekly and monthly overviews.  I am going to share my weekly stats thru a screenshot snapshot.  The events the app will track are:
    1. My Stand Stat
    2. My Exercise Stat
    3. My Move Stat
  2. A Reflections Entry.  Because I am aiming to achieve more mindfulness in 2017, one way I’d like to build this habit is in taking the opportunity to evaluate my weekly activity and reflect on any thoughts that may have consumed my mind.  Some ideas that come to mind are anything I am proud of that I achieved or did … any injuries … or whatever else comes to mind on the topic of my physical activity.
  3. Numbers.  I am getting a little out of my comfort zone, but I think it makes sense to declare my goals on my body stats and offer monthly updates to how these are coming along … good, or bad!

 

2017 HEALTH GOALS.

  1. Exercise 5 Days A Week.  My preference is to mix it up between cardio, yoga, and strength training.  We’ll see how it transpires!
  2. Achieve 18% BMI.
  3. Achieve Recovery From Rotator Cuff Injury.
  4. Achieve Recovery From Left Hip Injury.
  5. Sustain No Additional Physical Injuries.

 

Well … I guess it’s time to get going with this 🙂  I have no particular expectations but I am pretty excited about doing this.  Anyone who wants to join me and be part of my weekly journey, I’d love your company in conversation with comments below!    Or, better yet, if you want to keep in the know on how this post is progressing, become a fan of my blog by clicking the button to the right of this post … it looks like this!

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OKay … and here it goes to a great 2017 active year – Let’s see what happens 🙂


January.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

 


Week 1: January 1 – 7, 2017


Week 2: January 8 – 15, 2017


Week 3: January 16 – 22, 2017


Week 4: January 23 – 28, 2017


 

February.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 5: January 29 – February 4, 2017


Week 6: February 5 – 11, 2017


Week 7: February 12 – 18, 2017


Week 8: February 19 – 25, 2017


 

March.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 9: February 26 – March 4, 2017


Week 10: March 5 – 11, 2017


Week 11: March 12 – 18, 2017


Week 12: March 19 – 25, 2017


Week 13: March 26 – April 1, 2017


 

April.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 14: April 2 – 8, 2017


Week 14: April 9 – 15, 2017


Week 15: April 15 – 22, 2017


Week 16: April 23 – 29, 2017


 

May.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 17: April 30 – May 6, 2017


Week 18: May 7 – 13, 2017


Week 19: May 14 – 20, 2017


Week 20: May 21 – 27, 2017


 

June.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 21: May 28 – June 3, 2017


Week 22: June 4 – 10, 2017


Week 23: June 11 – 17, 2017


Week 24: June 18 – 24, 2017


Week 25: June 25 – July 1, 2017


 

July.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 26: July 2 – 8, 2017


Week 27: July 9 – 15, 2017


Week 28: July 16 – 22, 2017


Week 29: July 23 – 29, 2017


 

August.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 30: July 30 – August 5, 2017


Week 31: August 6 – 12, 2017


Week 32: August 13 – 19, 2017


Week 33: August 20 – 26, 2017


 

September.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 34: August 27 – September 2, 2017


Week 35: September 3 – 9, 2017


Week 36: September 10 – 16, 2017


Week 37: September 17 – 23, 2017


Week 38: September 24 – 30, 2017


 

October.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 39: October 1 – 7, 2017


Week 40: October 8 – 14, 2017


Week 41: October 15 – 21, 2017


Week 42: October 22 – 28, 2017


 

November.

November

Week 43: October 29 – November 4, 2017


Week 44: November 5 – 11, 2017


Week 45: November 12 – 18, 2017


Week 46: November 19 – 25, 2017


Week 47: November 26 – December 2, 2017


 

December.

Illustration courtesy of Ban.do
Illustration courtesy of Ban.do

Week 48: December 3 – 9, 2017


Week 49: December 10 – 16, 2017


Week 50: December 17 – 23, 2017


Week 51: December 24 – 30, 2017


Week 52: December 31

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