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Living Longer by Finding More Time to Live!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The SparkCoach assignment today was to think about how you waste time and ways to make better use of that time. What a great video this morning. I always think about how busy I am and how I don't have time to exercise or track my intake but I seem to always find time to watch my favorite shows on TV or surf the web.

I also need to find time to keep up my writing. I like to write short stories, but I'm also working on a novel. The only problem is I'm always so tired at the end of the day that I, more often than not, say "Eh, I'll double up tomorrow." By now I could have finished the novel, lost 80 lbs and still have had plenty of time to track calories and blog.

My main culprit is watching TV when I get home at night. My son moved my treadmill into the living room last week but it's facing the wall. Today I will turn it around so I can watch TV while I walk.

Along the same lines, I'm going to try to rig up a board or something across the handles on the treadmill so I can surf the web and write while I'm walking. Even if I have to walk really slowly, it's better than laying on the chaise lounge.

At work I rarely take a break at all, but I intend to start walking up and down the four flights of stairs in my building twice a day. It will be great for me and will also get my blood flowing to clear my head. I can barely do it now, but I know it will get easier the more I do it.

I'll let y'all know how it all goes on my next blog.

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TERRIMMIX 1/4/2013 11:19AM

    Update on the blog: The treadmill/computer desk idea is actually working out pretty well. I've been walking on it daily and while I'm not coordinated enough to type while I'm walking, I can watch Hulu or Netflix just fine thank you very much! I plan on taking a photo so I'll send out a message when I do that so y'all can see what I did.

Also, the stair climbing at work is working out as well... lol... literally. I set my Google Calendar to remind me every morning and every afternoon. It takes me about 5 mins to go up and down four flights of stairs and I'm out of breath. I'll just do it once until I'm not gasping for breath at the top landing and eventually I will try to do all 15 mins of my break on the stairs.

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BRITTERS23 1/3/2013 9:19PM

    Pretty much planning on stealing that treddie idea. Even a slow crawl while watching Netflix on the computer is better than what I would normally be doing...which is eating pizza in bed in my underwear while watching netflix.

Thanks for the motivation!

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MISSYGEEN 12/30/2012 3:49PM

    Good luck!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/29/2012 7:27PM

    I often exercise while watching T.V. or while using the computer. It works great!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/29/2012 6:06PM

  Sounds smart and just to keep on in consistancy because in consistancly lies the power.

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GOPINTOS 12/29/2012 11:53AM

    All great ideas. I also moved my elliptical to the family room. Doesnt do much for my decor haha but I see it and so I use it. I also use the bathroom upstairs sometimes. And while I am there, I do a couple short sets of calf raises, squats, and wall push ups. And I drink alot of water.... so I get plenty of opportunities :)

Thanks for sharing!


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HEYITSLISA 12/29/2012 11:46AM

    Sounds like an awesome plan! I know you can do it. emoticon

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AZIUGA 12/29/2012 9:23AM

    Those sound like great plans! I haven't done my spark coach yet today, but hopefully it is my assignment too! :)

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