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There has got to be Less Sitting Around Around Here

Monday, August 08, 2011

No sedentary is not my middle name. Maybe just a nickname.

I am not a person who likes to exercise just for exercise sake. I do like walking, but most other activities have to be purpose driven. Mowing the lawn. Chopping wood. Shoveling snow.

So as I plan to go forward in this Spark restart, I need to establish and stick to some routines of chores, so that I can be sure to keep active. I did mow lawn this weekend, but otherwise I took a rest from the physical activities, and although that was very restful, I know I'm not at the point where I can sit back and do nothing. It's another list I need to draw up, so that I can get some activity in every day. There's plenty to do around the house and yard, and even 30 minutes of work is better than none. I think the sticking point comes when I get overwhelmed byt a chore that could take all day, or one that seems futile to pull out the gear for if I'm only going to spend 30-60 minutes on it.

So my goal for the week is to get a list in place, and and get moving! Watch this space!
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    PS. I ate like that, and worked like that for THREE WEEKS!
    2239 days ago
    I like to go to gym, but I could not do that while I was in the NL and UK, where I ate liberally. It was rice table and giant sandwiches and fish and chips and ice cream and beer and chocolate candy and Valrhonna chocolate cake. Everyday I ate with abandon.

    I came home expecting a big gain; however, I lost a pound. What?!

    No, I did not get to gym, but I practiced hours of functional fitness everyday. I ran through airports lugging all my gear. I walked all over Amsterdam. I climbed stairs in the museums and old houses. I lifted my HEAVY luggage on and off trains. In London, I walked up and down the underground stairs, 190 of them at Covent Garden where I was staying (could have taken the lift, but where is the fun in that?). I walked and walked and walked. Miles each day. And then I lifted the luggage on and off more trains and headed to Edinburgh, like Rome built on seven hills, but seven hills much closer to each other, so no place to stop and catch your breath. And I walked, as in Amsterdam and London, only uphill and down. After a couple more runs through airports and one last bacon butty, I arrived home, one pound lighter.

    That is the long story. The short story is it does not matter where you get your exercise; just get it. Make sure to get in some very vigorous activity everyday to keep your body burning calories and your muscles growing to meet your demands.

    Sitting is boring anyway.
    2239 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/10/2011 10:30:34 AM
    Good luck!
    2240 days ago
    Having goals is very helpful. That's part of why I'm doing charity bike rides -- don't like exercising that much, but training for the events keeps me moving. Except when I'm resting. LOL!

    Hope you have a good week!

    2240 days ago
    Good for you! Best wishes! Moving is difficult for me, too.
    2241 days ago
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