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. :)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Life to be perfect? Not going to happen.
Counting myself among those sparked and inspired. I am making a U-turn this very minute. Man, I need to stop giving up on myself way too easily. really I am a beautiful, happy, kindhearted, courageous rock star, it would do me well to remember that more frequently!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
It's not quite time to call in in the conspiracy theorists, but I am definitely noticing a pattern here. Each time I found myself getting trapped in feeling of stress and overwhelm, I end up counseling or consoling someone else on remaining calm, enlisting help and busting out of a funk. ha ha ha! What gives?!
I am just chipping away at the many things I need to do, and the feelings of wondering if all of the have-to do's will ever end, and chances are - they won't - but I can control my ability to cope with them and to manage the way I choose to confront them. I can keep the fighting feelings down to a low roar and keep myself along the right path. I can do good things for myself. I can stay happy amidst all of the noise, so to speak, and I can continue to be a person who can help others. :)
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