Wednesday, April 15, 2009
So I start off here on Day three chained to my desk and weighed down with meetings but I'm not going to let that get me down. I am sure I won't take anywhere close to the numbers I put on my pedometer the last two days, but that isn't the point of all this ... right? So I took some breaks, that I normally wouldn't have taken, and I've decided to take a walk when I get home today... because I'm missing out on the run that we were supposed to do as a group this evening by working late... and I'm facing the facts that some days the steps are going to be hard to come by and I've got to fit them in where I can. It's good to know that instead of giving in and just not walking, I've made the decision to get them however they come, even if it's in teeny tiny increments.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
So we start off on Day one with some pedometers that weren't functioning properly... I think we ended up having to replace 4 of the original 5 and then one of the replacement ones... so I'm sure we lost some steps there along the way ~shrug~ oh well. We got those straight and got walking.
I knew with my hair appointment today that I was going to be struggling to get some distance in, so I headed out yesterday after work with a number set in my head. Big mistake! By the time I hit my number and made it home and fixed dinner, then cleaned up, it was just about time for me to hit the sheets. Let me tell you my calves know it this morning. Next time I'm not setting a number, or if I do, when I get just under it, I'm slowing down to a nice cool down pace and ensuring I have time to fit some stretches in. Oh, and I WILL fit in time to do some calf stretches today!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Day one and my team is off to a rough start. One team member didn't pick up her pedometer yet, so she'll be at zero steps until almost midnight tomorrow! The second team member picked hers up on the weekend, then promptly washed and dried it. The remaining three of us have all had our pedometers reset spontaneously on us, so we've taken to wearing back ups and writing down the steps every hour, so that if it does blank out, at least we've only lost an hour. I sure hope day two gets here soon!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday is the start of a challenge at work. Each department has a group of 5 people on a team. Each team records the distance they walk (run, treadmill, whatever) and turn it in each week. At the end of the 12 weeks, we'll see which team went the furthest... It's going to be hard for me to not push myself and my team every day. It's important to remember it's not the competition it's the fact that more people are getting out and moving. I'll try to keep this updated on my groups progress, but I'm not sure that we'll get weekly updates of how we are doing.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wow. Time flies. I've been on SparkPeople a year this week and I'm just amazed at not only how much I've accomplished, but how much I've learned. Even now at my maintenance weight I continue to use the site for Nutrition information, motivation and to explore new fitness methods. I've had the pleasure of good weeks and the pains of bad weeks, all put together with inspiration, support and the occasional whooo hooo when I've had a milestone.
I've brought several new people to the site, some come for a visit, then move on but the ones that stay have found the benefits here as I have and I'm looking forward to celebrating their one year Sparkversary with them soon.
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