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Walking

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Awhile back I thought I would try to get up early and have a bit of a workout before going into the office. I even went as far as to pinup a ST band exercise chart to follow. In two words ... EPIC FAIL. I like my sleep and I would rather snuggle down an extra 10 minutes then get up for an ST/cardio session any day, or rather every day. O_O

Sunday I started working out again. That felt awesome! To tell ya the truth, I was getting a bit worried about that respiratory funk that I had going on. Glad that's passed without a visit to the doctor.

Yesterday I decided that I need to use my free resources and take time for me. I started to actually leave the office during the day and head outside for a 30 minute walk. yup, I'm that worker-bee that gets to the office at 8:30 doesn't leave until 5:45 p.m. JUST.NOT.HEALTHY!

I work in San Francisco's financial district and have plenty of inclines to climb and wonderful alley's and streets to explore. With Spring here the weather has been just perfect for walking. Today I headed UP, UP, UP hill and didn't stop until I reached the top. I was breathing deep and my legs were burning. *LOVE* Between the wind and hills I had plenty of residence going on.

It's healthier for me to get out in the fresh air and sun once a day. I have to just do it. I have to walk away from my desk and the piles of papers that need to be dealt with. I have to stop making that my excuse for doing something healthy for myself.

At the end of the day I'm walking a total of 90 minutes. Last night was actually tired at bedtime and I contributed a lot of that to the extra walking and fresh air. *SMILES*

I'm leaving a pair of my walking shoes under my desk now and I've set an alarm on my phone to remind me to walk and have lunch. Yup, I actually need an alarm to remind me to do this. Of course, this is the same woman who needs an alarm to remind me to wrap it up and go home. *WORKAHOLIC*
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LORI2562 6/7/2013 11:51AM

    I can totally relate - workaholic too! I am trying to motivate myself to get up and back to walking on a regular basis. Keep word right now is TRYING!

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UNSWEETMAMA 4/23/2013 6:10PM

    I love walking during breaks at work. It helps me in so many ways.
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MAMADWARF 4/17/2013 12:03PM

    Good for you! Great weather coming u in the next week too!

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ENDUROVET 4/17/2013 9:30AM

    I guess I'm the opposite of a workaholic, since I'm generally watching that clock & chompin' at the bit to GET OUT!
I had so many big plans for these early days of Z's FB practices, but it seems like the most productive thing I've accomplished is perfecting the fine art of napping in my car ;-) !!!

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MANLEYSANDY 4/16/2013 7:24PM

    Love it! I used to get up early and exercise before work, but when I became an empty nester, I said, not gonna do it!

That is the beauty of California and what I miss the most, I used to walk everywhere...Glad you are enjoying it!

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