Ref my Fitness.
I've feel I've had enough with trying to aim for over 20k steps a day, I really don't think its necessary.
This past week I cut back to 2 days of 20k and the rest around 14-16k. (been pushing myself more and more since I got my Fitbit back in Dec 2013)
I am now thinking that maybe I don't need to even do quite that many but I'm wondering where I draw the line...
In the mornings I'm finding it now a struggle to do 10k before work - I feel fatigue from the offset. For the past week therefore I did around 7k instead but I'm not enjoying any of them. My legs ache, they just feel general fatigue.
I was thinking maybe I need to try something else? say do a 40 min circuit workout and be done with it, forget about racking up tons of steps etc. I continue to enjoy my afternoon/evening walks although with winter coming those are going to get harder - hubby and I are thinking about buying those water proof suits though, we might look strange but we'll still get out there LOL.
BUT...what if this is my slow descent into becoming a couch potato again!! Could that happen despite me being active for almost 4 yrs??
Maybe I just need a break of some sort?
This morning I did 25 mins strength, upper arms/abs and loved it. And then I did 8k steps running. I was bored and pushing myself the whole time. This is just not like me. I used to love my morning runs!
Sorry, I really am going on a bit!!
So...what if I just decided to do 10k steps a day and make time every day for strength training/yoga? (I currently do a few 30 min workouts of these)
Therefore in the mornings instead of aiming for 7-8k before work, if I just did 4 or 5k?
(btw I have a desk job so steps during the day are minimal)
It would mean my TDEE would come way down....its currently averaging 2300. It will go down quite quickly I would think to around 2000 but that's not too bad for being 5ft 2"/46yrs. I'm currently averaging 1800 calories a day and losing (decided after maintaining my goal weight for a few years to drop a few more pounds
), I'd either have to lower those a little while I want to lose...or be happy with a slower loss....ahhhh decisions decisions!
I know that with me not enjoying the running any more that I need to switch things up and find something I do enjoy. Back to proper workouts me thinks and less caring about fitbit steps!!
That was long!! I know I'm obsessing somewhat but its good to share...right?
your thoughts please??
Thanks in advance,