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I did it!

Friday, March 29, 2013

So, I had talked about adding some movement here in there to the week. Just anything to get used to moving more. Maybe walk up the stairs to work or around the block at lunch, a walk at home with the little one. I forgot to take the stairs yesterday :( and didn't do much of anything since I was recovering from a 2 mile walk/jog the day before.

Then this morning, got to work and was about to push the elevator button when... wouldn't ya know it.. The door to the stairwell was wide open. A sign perhaps? Since the door is to remain shut at all times? I accepted that sign! And I walked up the stairs to the 8th floor! That's right, walked all the up to the penthouse. I started out at almost a jug. But, by the 4th floor, I suddenly seemed to be carrying sacks of potatoes and my legs were weighted with.. Well, I don't knowwith what, but they seemed to double in weight.. LOL Needless to say, the other half of the flights were taken a little slower. But, they were walked nonetheless.

Luckily, I am one of the only people here at 6:40 a.m. so I didn't have to worry about anyone thinking I was having a heart attack while slumping down the hall and breathing like a zombie!

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    You Go Girl!
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    2 miles is awesome in itself, but 8 flights of stairs is great too!
    Keep it up!
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    1624 days ago
    Yes, you did do it! Excellent job!
    1637 days ago
    Don't you know it?!? I hate having to huff and puff in front of others. Good choice on taking the stairs though - perhaps it will become a good habit?

    Keep up the good work, every good choice makes a difference!

    1638 days ago
    Good for you! First of all, I am so thankful and happy that you wrote a blog! Secondly, I am glad that you noticed the opportunity and took it. The more you take those stairs, the easier it will become. You just accomplished cardio and strength training all at once. You don't even need a gym membership, walk up and down those stairs for 30 minutes a day. If it get's to easy, increase the speed. If you want to mix it up, skip stairs so that you have to lunge a bit, or go sideways. I am just proud of you and happy to see you on my News Feed!
    1638 days ago
  • WISDOM973
    1638 days ago
    Good for you for taking the stairs.
    1638 days ago
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