Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Day 22: No internet at home yesterday. A coworker and I talked about SparkPeople and did half the qi gong video together. Everyone likes my ball idea!
Day 23: Took my ball to my other work location. I may be spending the next week working there, and I don't like the chair in that office.
Coworker at location #2: "What's that?"
Sableness: "The latest in office furniture!"
Calories so far: 1206. I ate brunch out, had a delicious veggie cheese omelet, ate a light dinner a bit ago, and am going out tonight. I will have decaf coffee and ONE SMALL treat to finish out the day's calories. If I'm not hungry, I won't eat. Isn't that a novel idea???
Noticing: I've felt tired this week, less energy and inclination for exercise though I've kept at it. I have NOT gotten enough sleep this week, and I'll be getting home around my bedtime tonight. Looking forward to catching up on the weekend and starting next week out more rested.
Edit: did have one small guava bar, cup of decaf with 2 T whole milk. The guava bar was delicious! Ended the day at 1335 cal.
Monday, January 21, 2013
OK, I took my new 30 " ball to work, and had a ball, so to speak! I did not get laughed at; instead got comments such as, "I've heard that's really good for you" and "I should try that." So maybe I've started a new fashion in office furniture!
It was lots of fun! I discovered I can't sit still, not to keep my balance, but just to move something. I rocked back and forth and sideways while watching an online class. It helped to be not too close to the computer, close enough to see, but with enough wiggle room. I didn't use it all day; my laptop sits higher than my desktop computer, so I switched back to my chair for that. When not in use, it's found a cozy corner to lurk in under my desk. It's black, so it hides really well under there.
36 fitness minutes + some extras on the ball
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Glad I asked! Good suggestions, folks. After reading your about your experiences, I decided to try out my own right here right now at my home computer.
YES, I definitely would need the tallest one I can find. I feel like a little kid peering over a restaurant booth. I need a booster seat!
As for getting up and down, I can see what you mean about your legs getting a workout. You have to stand correctly, leaning forward slightly, or you fall over. I can see it now, coworkers rescuing me as I lie on the floor lke an upended turtle! (picture him upside down)
On the upside, I really like how it feels. I'll let you know if I give it a try at work! Hm. This thing adds a whole new dimension to fitgetting!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I've had a busy Saturday, lots to do. I'll be in bed easily by 9. Lots of cleaning to add to fitness minutes--and completed Bootcamp Week 2, starting 3 tomorrow. The challenge was to double a video a couple of days, and I doubled several. I'm pleased that I'm managing the early AM workouts; it does help me get going and ready to start when I get to work.
Four loads of laundry clean, but not put away yet. :-) I spent some time on fixing, stain-removing, etc. I was SO relieved that blood from a scratched hand came out of my favorite ivory-colored quilted jacket. Also happy that a set-in salad dressing stain that I didn't notice right away came out. Simple bleach took care of a couple of spots on a shirt, and my clothes are ready to wear again. Now to fold and put it all away.
I made a big pot of ham and northern white bean soup with a ham bone from the freezer. I got the recipe from a Southern Living magazine a few years ago, and it's always a hit around here. Had baked salmon, couscous with leftover broccoli from the garden, and squash for dinner.
Ended up with 1373 calories and 75 fitness minutes.
in cal range
completed Bootcamp Week 2
I'm rewarding myself with a foot pedal exerciser to stick under my desk at work. Has anyone tried sitting on a balance ball instead of a desk chair?
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