Monday, May 06, 2013
So, looking over the past week I have to admit it was pretty darned good. I finally got back to feeling physically "in the zone" and I have noticed, in general, a huge uptick in mood and outlook. I've noticed my clothes are starting to feel looser. Not massively lose or anything, but definitely not tight and uncomfortable like they had been. That certainly helps with the mood. When my clothes were so tight (because I swore I would NOT BUY ANOTHER SIZE UP-- AGAIN!) I found myself holding myself in or holding my arms and body in unnatural ways in an attempt to somehow look better or less fat in front of others. I'd hurt from the muscle strain of it later on, too. How freaking crazy is that?
Anyway, my FitBit arrived on Friday so I set it up and started wearing it. How on earth do people get in 10,000 steps a day or more??? (You guys know who you are). People who can easily pull 10,000 steps a day must be really running around and have my respect! Man! I was surprised that one Zumba class did rack up over 6,000 steps, so that was good. I'm going to have to figure out something because with me working a desk job, something's going to have to change. I LOVE how it automatically enters your activity to SP. That is a great feature. It's a really neat little gadget and I am glad I splurged on it. I definitely find myself looking for opportunities to get in more steps.
My daughter is fascinated by the FitBit too. For instance, last night I was under 10,000 steps so she wanted to join me for a little walk after supper to make sure that I got my 10K in. I live in a very hilly area and when we got back to the house we noticed I had been given credit for 8 flights of stairs! Since you get a badge at 10 flights, she INSISTED that we go back out to get those last two flights because, as she pointed out, I was "just too close to not do it." What a little motivator! I love that she doesn't even realize the benefit she herself is getting.
Other than that, there's not much to report. I really, really need to start incorporating strength training into my workouts. That's something I haven't started back with since climbing back on the SP wagon. I've only been focusing on cardio. I have a mental block with the added strength training, even though I know it's integral to boosting the amount of calories you can burn--so that's going to be my focus this week.