The Path of Least Resistance
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Been awhile since I posted. I lurk on SP a lot, but...it takes time and energy to commit to teams/participate and I haven't had either.
I've been amazed at how darn hard it's been to increase my steps. It's really easy to sit at my desk during work for a good 2 hours without getting up once. Even with walks on breaks, my step count has been sinking rather than rising.
I want to fix this. I want to fix it badly. How am I going to do it? Well...
I'm back at doing Zumba in the a.m. several times a week. Even if it's only a 15 minute session, it's adding steps.
A SP/Fitbit friend mentioned setting her Outlook calender at work to remind her to get up and move. I'm going to start that today.
I need to start adding in walks after work. Planned on last night, but we had high winds and rain. I went grocery shopping instead, lol.
This has to change. The count has to go up for me to be getting the calorie burn I need to maintain. Belly dance unfortunately does not count. I can take a 15 min walk at work and get 1400 steps easy. I can do 15 minutes of dance practice, and dance hard, and the Fitbit says I took 250 steps. I took a lot more than that, but because of the nature of dancing - knees are always soft and steps are more gliding - it doesn't register the steps taken. I think my body also does not recognize the steps taken because if so, my dance time alone should help keep my weight in check. There is a lot of muscle being used, so I don't think it's "wasted time" (besides the fact it's my art), but it means that I have to go above and beyond the dance time. That makes time an issue, because I dance frequently.
Blah blah blah. I'm rambling. :)
All this to say, yes, my weight IS still at exactly the same point it's been for darn near a year, 244. doesn't seem to matter what I eat, doesn't seem to matter how much I dance or add walks on breaks etc. That means I must do more.
That's sort of a daunting thing.