It is just me. My nature. I am not into tracking things. Tracking every penny that goes out my pocket. Tracking my food intake. Tracking my weight. I tried tracking things but failed miserably many times.
Oh, I just remember. I have been tracking my monthly period though for the last five months. You see, I always have been irregular period since before. Perhaps in average I get three to four times in a year only. It is the same reason why I missed my first trimester of pregnancy. Sounds dumb but I just realized I was pregnant when my belly was already 16 weeks!
So imagine when I started to have monthly period from mid last year. It was strange and amazing occurrence.
Anyhow, I gave the credit (of my monthly period) to my new lifestyle, exercising regularly.
Anyway back to my tracking matter, my sister recently gave me a gift, a smart watch (Is there really such word? Oh well, I just search in Ecosia, try this search engine and you are helping mother earth, and yes indeed there’s such word).
Because I have a goal to trek on my birthday and see the Himalayas range, I need to boost my fitness level so I can endure hiking for 4-6 hours every day. That’s the goal. However, since I am just your normal working mom who juggles office work, motherhood and exercise, my time (apart from work) and energy is mainly spent to my son. With my new goal, I needed somehow to manage my time so I can squeeze in daily exercise hoping to develop my stamina and endurance.
And of course, I began with the exercise that I knew best. Walking.
For the first time, I am tracking religiously my daily steps. Later I realize that the best way to track my progress is to track it through the distance I cover. So lately I added this in my records but in this graph (below) it is not showing. Perhaps next time when I have more data to share.
So far, I am not losing any weight. Sometimes I find it frustrating but I remind myself that the goal is to develop stamina and endurance. The goal is to improve my fitness level, not really to lose weight. If I shed off few kilos, then that’s a big bonus.
But for now, I have to stay focus on my goal , #Poonhilltrek!