Day 20

I upped my steps to 3,500 today. Technically I suppose it should be tomorrow with my whole 7-days then an increment but both my Fitbit and TeamHR run Monday to Monday and it was getting confusing.

So here we are!

It’s gone okay today and there’s not that much to report. I’ve found it hard to not snack but I don’t think I was hungry at all. I just wanted to eat.


Day 18

I feel as though the weighing in every day and calorie tracking is starting to become more natural. I actually thought I might’ve forgot to step on the scales today because I no longer pay attention to the daily number!

The mindset of weekly trends gathered via daily data is beginning to make sense and even when I have what feels like a “fat day” by weekly trend doesnt support it (even if the daily number might). I can see how people could become obsessed with the daily number though and I’m thankful I am able forget about it.

It was the start of a 4-day weekend today. I met my daily steps and topped off my water thanks to a bit of gardening while the weather was still nice.

I noticed I had my TeamRH app still set to 10,000 daily steps which was giving me the wrong food target. I lowered that to 5,000 as that’s closest to my current step rate and I’ll increase it again when 10,000 is more within range.

All in all, today was a happy day and I’m sure Planet Zoo had some part to play in that!



With a new beginning comes the initial setup. The setup always gets me super excited because it’s a fresh start and a chance to try something new.

For TeamRH this involved signing up (with a discount code my friend gave me who does this too) and also setting up the app. Now, I did run into some difficulties here, probably from my own stupidity. I clicked yes to “Working out from home” and didn’t realise that a lot of the workouts they provide you actually require barbells.

I don’t have barbells. I don’t even have room for barbells. However, I do have dumbbells which, after a bit of research, I believe I can use instead a lot of the time.

I’ve also bought myself resistance bands. The thing I didn’t know going into this was that a “workout” is solely strength training. No longer will my yoga count as a workout, unless a resistance band is involved.

I’m looking forward to figuring out how to incorporate resistance bands into my at-home workouts as well as beginning to strength train with the dumbbells.

My plan is to strength train twice a week and yoga once a week; but this is a limitation in the app as you can only choose 3 or 6 times a week. I did find guidance on how to handle this 2 times a week workout.

It’s yoga tonight, rest tomorrow, then first strength day on Thursday!



So here we go again.

Today I joined TeamRH as a way to finally get some lifestyle changes in place. I’ve picked up some that have stayed with me along the years with regards to eating but I needed something for activity too.

And I wasn’t enough by myself.

So I’ve started a blog up again to try and hold myself accountable. I’m going to try and blog daily just to keep thoughts flowing and remind myself I’m here to feel stronger and healthier; both physically and mentally.

Don’t expect much cohesion or clarity… and if you came here because you were linked from when this used to be my anime blog – sorry! Those posts have been deleted for over a year now.

There may be some anime and games along the way, we’ll see.
But for now, a new journey begins.