Day 4 - Why is it getting harder?
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
So, the day started out great. I got my first 1,000 steps in before anyone else got into the office. Then, as people started trickling in and I started asking how their walking was going, I found that most people didn't walk much at all, Made me feel great that I accomplished my 10,000 steps when no one else did. I encouraged everyone to step up (pun intended) their game and get walking. We'll see what tomorrow has to report.
By the time I left work, I just hit 3,000 steps. What the heck??? How did I get 1,000 steps in the first 2 hours and then it took the next 7.5 hours to go another 2,000 steps. That just doesn't add up. Clearly, I got too much work done after the first two hours because I must have been sitting on my butt the rest of the time. But, wait, I took the dog for a little walk. That had to account for at least another 1,000 steps. Is my pedometer broken already???
After getting home, my daughter set up her cones outside to practice basketball drills and I walked one of the dogs up and down the street. We live on a hill and walking the hills is just too much for me right now, so I walked up and down the street again and again and again and again. Then the other dog wanted her turn so I did it all again. At 5,800 steps, I came inside to do the SparkPeople videos. Today, I did the 10-minute cardio and the 6-minute lower body workout. Both are good videos. I'm tired from the cardio and my butt hurts from the lower body video - must be working :) Now, I'm at 6,877 steps. WTH? How am I not at 10,000 yet. I'm worn out. But it's not over. I'm going out for another walk. See ya!
I'm over 10,000 steps, but my feet are killing me. Does walking in place really count? The pedometer says it does, but I'm not sure that's the intention of the plan. But, better to walk in place that sit on my butt. Walking in place while making dinner. Walking in place while helping my daughter with her homework (how distracting that was). Walking in place while skimming through an old magazine to make sure it was okay to throw out. Walking to the trash can in the garage to throw out the magazine - yeah a genuine set of steps.
I'm going to set midday goals for me to avoid the late night press. Tomorrow, I will do 500 steps per hour while at work. That means that when I leave work, I should be at 4,750 steps. I will accomplish this by walking around the entire floor every time I get up (unless there is a work requirement that prevents that). I will also drink lots of water to make sure I have to get up regularly :)
Off to shower and bed... Goodnight!