Thursday, April 08, 2010
Ha! It's not what you are thinking. :)
I had this thought while slipping off to dreamland last night. I was basking in the the feeling of having completed 10,000 steps yesterday, and it occurred to me that "nothing" hurt. Not my legs, my ankles, my feet, my jaw, not my head, my stomach. Nothing hurt. I can't remember the last time I laid in bed and felt no pain. I felt free.
I even did a mental doublecheck. Is everything attached? Yup? Pain? Nope.
I ate a lot of chocolate yesterday, but I didn't gain. I'm not proud of my candy consumption but I am proud that my overeating did not keep me from walking, and then walking some more, and walking again today.
I used to have a hard time with separating the two - that somehow if I ate chocolate, it would negate the ability for me to walk. I was wrapped up in all or nothing thinking.
Now I am taking steps, literally, to change myself --- physically and in every way. I still drive early to work, but for the past couple of days, I go to my office, and then put my bags down, and then go hoofing for a while. Not too shabby.
I am so proud of myself for continuing on ---- and not going back to the office just because I could hear mowers and smell grass being cut. There are acres and acres of grass here, so I went walking into town.
The magnitude of this for me is huge. I am the same person who would try to get meetings moved to my building so I did not have to walk far. I hardly recognize her and it's only been a couple of days.
That's what I am doing just stepping forward a little bit at time, but it is sure adding up.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I DID IT! WOO HOO! I reached my goal today. I am doing virtual somersaults!!!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Good morning, Sparks!
I left the house a wee bit late today --- not late for work, just later then I like to leave because traffic really builds up the later into the morning it gets. I like to leave early and beat the heavier traffic as it makes for a happier commute for me and everyone else. ha ha ha.
I did, however, squeeze in breakfast of Special K red berries cereal and a banana before I left home. I have not had breakfast at home in weeks. I usually snack in the car on the way in, but that's not the healthiest way to handle it.
I arrived to work with minimal hassle (and no honking), and then walked the 700 steps to my office. I walked up the big hill (which I frequently avoid by taking stairs or elevator) but this morning up I huffed and puffed.
Dropped my bags off to the office and then did not even log on my computer. I went right back out again. I took my cell phone and key and that was it! I was wearing my pedometer also. I set an alarm on my phone to let me know when it was 8am and I should be heading back. So I walked down by the football stadium (I work at a university) and encountered quite a few other people along those paths as well.
Much to my surprise, I handled a 40 min walk this a.m. Woo hoo! I did 7000 steps yesterday and the day before, and I am on target to hit that number again. I plan on going for a short walk again around lunch --- or possibly before so it does not get scorching hot --- (it'll be over 80 here today) --- and I am so pleased that I am walking again.
I completed a half marathon about 5 years ago when I lost a bunch of weight. I am getting back into it though. I'm not currently feeling the need to go do one of those any time soon, but right now, just today, I am enjoying how I feel, and how I can move around. I feel happy and satisfied right now. I just wanted to share!
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Working towards 10k steps a day. Yesterday I did 7k. today I am up to 4k so far. I took a walk at lunch around campus. It was good to get out, breathe the fresh air, and make progress on my goal.
10k steps is a lot! Heck 4k steps is a lot to me. On a regular day, I think I had been doing 2-3K steps. The pedometer really helps keep things on track. I am trying to add steps in my day by adding planned walks into it. I extended my walk from the parking lot to the office. I take a walk at lunch. I think I can do better today by stopping to work a bit early, and then going out for a walk before going home. I suspect that doing so will make me less cranky, more hopeful, and a better driver. Or at least one that does not wave as often! ha ha ha
I'm setting a schedule reminder to knock of early and walk before leaving. Usually I sit at my desk right until the bitter end. I'll need to change that. The weather is beautiful and currently being so cooperative! I'll try to take advantage of that!
Monday, April 05, 2010
The sun is shining! Love it! Thanks for the beautiful weather, God.
April is underway and I am taking it one step at a time. I strapped on a pedometer this morning and learned that it is 700 steps from my usual parking space to my office. I have hardly moved since, but throughout the course of the day, I am challenging myself to move more frequently and to keep the pep in my step. I am shooting for 10,000 steps today. I am closing in on 1,000 so far. :)
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