Healthy Weight reached 12.10.09 -- reached that again on 10.08.14!
Starting weights: Fall 5% 129.0 9/26/15 BLC 29 127.9 9/23/15
BLC 28 Azure Destinations Your Superhero Name is The General Prodigy Your Superpower is Speaking to Animals Your Weakness is Anger Your Weapon is Your Plasma Amplifier Your Mode of Transportation is Elephant
I NEED to add more steps, and today I "ran to the mailbox" and back into the house...the mail had not arrived so I will do it again! It sounds silly especially since I AM NOT A RUNNER. I prefer the pool, in which I can do all kinds of exercise with less joint issues, but TODAY I have decided I need to "up my workout, and get that darn scale moving" so I am preparing to run, "in the house, down the halls, outside, any short spurts.
Lifestyle Changes, One Step at a Time, One Day at a Time....this I can and will do, to the best of my ability!
As for 2015, it's not where you start, it's where you finish!
I carry my groceries into the kitchen one bag at a time. When folding laundry I put each folded piece away one at a time.
Fitness Minutes: (0)
9,554 8/19/14 9:29 A
Have two dogs when taking them outside to do their business watch them as have small children living on both sides of us and have a wire fence that little hands can come through sometimes dogs will nip so have to be outdoors with them and march in place or walk around the yard looking at flowers and veggies or whatever else can get in around 300 extra steps each time and enjoy outdoors at the same time getting my Vitamin D when sun is shining one day at a time
When it is too hot to walk outside I go to the mall or super Walmart and walk up and down all the aisles. At the mall I do two round trips.
Fitness Minutes: (80,567)
8/19/14 8:08 A
I walk more around the office
Fitness Minutes: (31,185)
2,627 8/19/14 8:00 A
Have music on at home and when I like a song I dance
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body
See it, Say it, Believe it, And it Will Happen
Take Delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart desires
Fitness Minutes: (186,632)
12,732 8/19/14 7:58 A
My job has a sit to stand work station. I can raise and lower my desk as desired throughout my workday. I also take the stairs when possible and I walk during my breaks. I also exercise 6 days a week.
Fitness Minutes: (30,548)
16 8/19/14 7:53 A
Today I walked to the opposite end of the building from the parking lot and added an additional 100 steps to me desk. When I need to speak with a co-worker I will get up and walk to their desk instead of calling or emailing.
2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!
Aug. 9th, I will start the Ideal Protocol diet. This is a high protein diet where you can lose weight in a healthy way. I hope to have more energy and feel good for a change, and lose weight too!
Fitness Minutes: (4,411)
8/18/14 9:47 A
I march in place whilst washing and drying dishes. I stretch whilst brushing my teeth. I bend and stretch whilst tying my shoes. ( I use arcane English whilst trying to be pretentious :)
Regardless of your faith, live your life to it's highest ideals. True religion comes from within. It is what you know to be true when all other voices are shut out and you listen only and profoundly to your heart.
Fitness Minutes: (43,661)
8/18/14 5:56 A
If I am reading I get up and walk after every chapter, if I'm watching TV I get up and walk during every commercial break
Fitness Minutes: (14,042)
2,243 8/17/14 9:25 P
When out doing errands or shopping, I now park in the opposite end of the parking lot as far away as I can get to get in extra steps, but only during the day. Not at night.
If you see a turtle sitting on top of a fencepost, you know he had help getting there. ~ John Maxwell
I get up and walk to the bathroom as far away as I can. 210 steps round trip. I get to work early and walk at the Fitness Center and walk before lunch. I'm trying to get back into waking up at 4:45 and exercise in the am. Almost have my exercise/spare bedroom ready for me to get back into a routine. I need help moving my treadmill in...
I have to sit at a desk 8 hours a day, so I bought a DeskCycle from Amazon, and while entering data or talking on the phone, I am pedaling away- keeps my heart pumping, and has also kept me from gaining weight!
Fitness Minutes: (104,661)
29,320 8/16/14 4:45 A
walk instead of drive
Trev, Kent Southeast UK
How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed. Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising. See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.
Fitness Minutes: (60,632)
1,570 8/16/14 1:39 A
Pace while on the phone, park at the far end of the parking lot when shopping, and take more than one trip to put items away when cleaning (unless I am in a ginormous hurry!)
☆ Becky ☆ Leader: Whole 30;It Starts With Food Team
If it's to be, it's up to me! My success and my failures are not determined by others, but by the choices I am making today!
Fitness Minutes: (17,676)
8/15/14 5:20 P
Take the stairs to the next floor to use that bathroom.
8/15/14 12:46 P
I park in the spot farthest away from the store. I get more exercise and fewer dings on my car!
8/15/14 10:22 A
want to get a music track for me to clean by
185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010 Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12 Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs. 01/01/12--162.0 02/08/12--159 Plan to lose 12 lbs in 2012 4/19--157 5/18--150 7/07/12=6th anniversary 2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!! 1/04/13--149 :-) 4/11/13--147 5/28/13--145 9/29/13--138 50 lbs 1/13/14--131.5 3/26/14--diagnosed with diabetes 7/26/14--a1c 7.1
Fitness Minutes: (10,136)
225 8/15/14 9:56 A
I've stopped asking my five year old to do things for me, like pick something up or take a dish to the kitchen. He loves to help and I take advantage of that. Now, he can pick up something else when I do and take care of his own dishes, not mommy's. ^_^
Someday is not a day of the week.
8/13/14 9:52 P
I walk to work and use the stairs a lot. When I teach, I am always moving around the class.
Fitness Minutes: (6,684)
697 8/13/14 6:36 P
I walk in place when I let my dog out. She won't 'do' anything unless she can see me, so I have nothing to do but stand in the doorway and walk in place or do deep knee bends for the 10 minutes it takes her to sniff each and every shrub (again) and do her business LOL! Also, I do knee bends when I dry my hair and when I empty the dishwasher. Those don't take long, but it does strengthen those muscles at least a little!
Keep the ideas coming! I'm always learning great things around here!
Fitness Minutes: (163,818)
7,374 8/12/14 7:06 P
I workout in the mornings, but to get extra steps in I will not use the bathroom on the floor I work. I go up a floor and then I walk across the building and go back down stairs and come back to my end of the building. I also run in place while waiting for my food to warm up in the microwave. I'll even run down to my coworkers in another part of the building and say 'hi'. They know what I am doing.
People who talk about being bored - are boring.
There's a brighter day coming...
8/12/14 2:06 P
I am getting back into exercise after a period of being quite sedentary. I took the advice of starting in 10 minute chunks. It actually works. I find it hard to get motivated to do more than 10 minutes, but 10 minutes several times per day adds up.
Fitness Minutes: (34,929)
8/11/14 11:23 P
Some days I don't do much other than my extensive exercise routine, I experience a lot of pain almost daily so it's tough but I do try. When I try to be more active throughout the days, I usually try to do as much of the housework that needs to be done as I can (which is never enough) because that's a way of being active. Then when I'm babysitting my nephews, I try to play with them more, move around more in general, and do as much as I can for them and around the house. That helps a lot. I usually try to get them out of the house at least once, for a one mile walk or to walk up and down the sidewalk in front of our house, etc.
On days I feel well, pain wise, it's easy to do more... I'm working on this more activity, more movements through the day thing. I will find it especially important over the winter when I can't get outside as much as I'd like.
Oh, and I've been trying to walk the dog 10 minutes instead of five, at least three times a week to give her and I more exercise. This has been tough this month with everything going on, but I'm going to try harder to hit this goal now that things are somewhat "calming" down for us.
Starting weight on 5/28/14: 309.4 1st goal: 299 by July 2, 2014 (met 6/25/14) 2nd goal: 269 by October 15, 2014 (met 9/24/14) 3rd goal: 242 by January 7, 2015 (met 1/28/15) 4th goal: 218 by April 29, 2015 (met 5/6/15) 5th goal: 196 by August 19, 2015 (met 9/9/15) 6th goal: 176 by December 30, 2015
when I go shopping I take an extra 2 laps through the store. I walk to and from work each day...not far but it adds up. I've been known to put on music and dance around the house. I walk to town to pay bills and walk home.
8/11/14 1:01 P
I walk to work and back and after dinner I go for my main walk of the day. bringing it to tidy 11.5miles daily
I wear the spark activity tracker. This little monitor is a very good motivator for me. I often take an extra walk around the neighborhood or make several trips to the laundry room if I know I need to get in more steps. The activity tracker makes me more aware of how active I am.
Keep on moving....
Everyday is a new day.
You cannot begin a new chapter until the last chapter is finished.
Perseverance is the key!
Fitness Minutes: (58,066)
8/10/14 9:17 P
I wear a pedometer and take every chance I get to walk to I get at least 10,000 steps/day.
We all have things in our lives that really need to get done, so I do them. Previously, I'd make excuses about cleaning my house - more important things that really needed to be done - that generally resulted in my not doing any of the things that needed doing, and instead, I sat on my couch and zoned out to the TV with a snack or three; I cleaned when things needed to be, but not as often as I should have. Instead, I clean the house every week (which includes the visible spots but also baseboards, closets, cabinets, etc. to keep organized), get up every commercial break when I do get time to sit down and pack lunches, swap laundry, wash dishes by hand when we have a lot instead of waiting for the dishwasher to load again, mow the grass instead of paying a kid up the road to do it, cook instead of sitting in my car at a drive-thru, etc. In addition to intentional exercise, I get up and do the things that need to be done instead of putting them off. It results in more activity for me, and less stress thinking about all the things I should be doing that are going undone.
Starting: 41.1 BMI and extremely sedentary Current: 28.0 BMI with strength-training and low-impact cardio Mini-goal: 29.9 BMI (about 164 lb) - DONE on 8/6/14! I'm no longer obese! Mini-goal: 5K walk or run Mini-goal: 24.9 BMI (about 136 lb) Mini-goal: half-marathon walk or run GOAL: 23 BMI (about 125 pounds), fit and active
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