Well I just finished week 2 of getting fit with Woolx and though the weather was all over the place I managed to do pretty good on my walking goals. I missed walking Monday Jan 6th due to a power outage and honestly I just blew off Wednesday and ate a half a pizza. You are going to have off days and I made up for it by walking extra on Thursday and Friday. I have been doing good staying away from the sweets though so that is making a big difference. So how did I do? Here is my walking stats from last week. My daily goal is 10,000 steps a day which is right around 5 miles:
Walking Activity Measured with UP Wrist Band
The weather was crazy and I walked in temperatures from -2 below with wind chills of -20 below to 52 degrees above. The Woolx performed wonderfully and kept me comfortable and dry through all of the temperature swings. Once you wear a quality base layer like this you really don’t want to be outdoors without it. The difference in comfort is unbelievable.
Woolx 100% Merino Wool Neck Gaiter
One item I was really impressed with is the Woolx Neck gaiter. The versatility and comfort added by this simple clothing item made the biggest difference in comfort and I wore it on every walk. For me this is a must have item. On the super cold days I pulled it up over my face for added wind protection. The nice thing about this item is if it happens to warm up a bit as the day goes on it’s easy to take off and stash in a coat pocket. Super comfortable and versatile this made all the difference in comfort during all my activities.
So how did I do on some of my other goals. Let’s take a look.
- Drink 8 Glasses Of water a day
So far I have been doing great on this. Drinking virtually no soda and on most days I am drinking 4 liters of water which is about 16 glasses a day!
- Eliminate Diet Sodas.
Been doing really good on this. After a rocky start I am drinking hardly any diet soda at all and miss it very little.
- Walk or exercise every day
Not bad! Blew off one day only
- Eat a sensible breakfast.
I have eaten something for breakfast everyday. Nothing fancy but have some food before heading out. Some days an English Muffin, some days some fruit but no donuts or sweets!
- Avoid sweets.
Not to bad. Still can’t resist a mini candy bar if I see one but all in all I eat very little.
- Eat sensible and healthy foods.
Again not to bad. I did binge on Pizza on Wednesday but other than that my diet is greatly improved. I’ll be sharing some weight stats shortly and I am on a downward progress!
So for me week 2 was a success. I need to step it up a bit and start adding some exercise sessions to the walking. Maybe in a week or two. Again I am easing into everything and not rushing. At 50 we don’t bounce back like we used to and I don’t want to be stopped dead in my tracks by an injury!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at this weeks Getting Fit with Woolx update. Look for my post coming up of my Sunday 4 mile hike in Two Rivers State Recreation area and my weight stats of how that battle is going. Enjoy the below pics of some views from this weeks walk.
Sunrise In Woolx Country
Two Rivers Park
Two Rivers Park Waterfall
Shelter If Needed