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Good Morning From the Treadmill


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Yesterday I moved my laptop to the treadmill. I set a goal of 10,000 daily steps and split it into 3 parts

3,000 before noon
7,000 mid- afternoon
10,000 total before dinner

I was home cleaning. Midmorning I hopped on the treadmill to top up my steps to 3,000. I checked my email, Sparked and was at 4,000 steps. In the afternoon I was on the treadmill twice to hit 10,000 daily target. I ended the day with a total of 13,000 steps.

I like sitting in the family room, listening to CNN and using my laptop. I can still do these things but not together. If I am on my computer I have to be on my treadmill. So yesterday I got on the treadmill when I did my nutrition and exercise tracking and did my 5% Challenge reporting, checked email, etc.

This morning the sun is shining in the window, and I am feeling good knowing I am making an important lifestyle change.

OK time to hop off I am already at 4,000 steps.

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JBASKETT63 10/17/2013 5:35AM

    Very creative way to reach your daily step goal.

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STRESS80 10/15/2013 8:35AM

    What an awesome and fun way to get in your steps. . . I don't think I could do both at the same time though. But admire you for doing it before you know it you will be up to 15,000 steps a day. I'm on my computer a lot and sometimes just do chair marching when I can manage doing it but have never kept track of steps taken. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 10/15/2013 2:23AM

    That is a great plan! I am glad that it seems to be working for you! 13,000 steps is fantastic! KEEP IT UP!

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BURGUNDYBABE 10/14/2013 9:00PM

    Sounds like your plan is working! emoticon

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RUFFIT 10/14/2013 8:23PM

    Nothing like the outdoors and getting fresh air!!

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MOSTMOM1 10/14/2013 8:10PM

    I like the way you're breaking it into three chunks. Brilliant!
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SUNSHINE20113 10/14/2013 6:30PM

    Sounds like it's working!!

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LARRI2010 10/14/2013 12:46PM

    It sounds like you have a good thing going there! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 10/14/2013 12:43PM

    You have a great set-up there!! Lucky you!! Keep up the great work!! (((HUGS)))

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/14/2013 12:20PM

    Great idea. I use my FitBit and try to do 10,000 steps per day. Don't always get there, but I do more often than not. Keep up the great multi-tasking!
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DONNABRIGHT 10/14/2013 12:18PM

    I need to find that picture of your treadmill again and see if we can copy it - I know I could do more steps if I could keep myself amused with the computer.

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XRSIZE18 10/14/2013 11:28AM

    Whooo Whooo! I am trying to get my work to give me a walking desk (two other ladies got trial ones). It's amazing how much more active you can be with little steps like this.

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BUSYGRANNY5 10/14/2013 10:29AM

    Love your creative way of getting it done!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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ROSAMARCELLE 10/14/2013 10:21AM

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PDQ1203 10/14/2013 9:47AM

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SMITTY4RL 10/14/2013 8:05AM

    Way to get those steps in and inventive, too!

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68ANNE 10/13/2013 11:41PM

    Wow that's great

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PHYLISSCR 10/13/2013 11:00PM

    Wow, love the idea of a treadmill desk, I can ride my stationary bike and read and check my email. I hope to be spending more time on it. emoticon

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GINGER_BEAR 10/13/2013 10:27PM

    Great way to get in those steps! emoticon YOU GO GIRL!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/13/2013 10:15PM

    I break my steps up like that too. It really helps to stay caught up.

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JAXMOMMY 10/13/2013 8:30PM

    That is simply awesome! Good for you!

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K1TT3N 10/13/2013 7:08PM

    awesome ....

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ROXYZMOM 10/13/2013 7:04PM

    Don't fall!!

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_RAEVEN_ 10/13/2013 6:27PM

    That is soooooo emoticon ..
Great idea. emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/13/2013 6:24PM

    You are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 10/13/2013 6:22PM

    I used to put my laptop up on the bar and walk in place. You almost don't notice you're walking!

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PERSISTANT123 10/13/2013 6:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You blog almost makes me want to give up the space for another treadmill. Instead, I think that I will head out after the sun is down and walk around some more! Great job hitting your step goals!

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CATHYGETSFIT 10/13/2013 6:03PM

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SHERYLDS 10/13/2013 5:54PM

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“Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” ~Carrie Latet

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DOROTHYBERO 10/13/2013 5:45PM

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TURTLETALK 10/13/2013 5:18PM

    Awesome idea. I went back and checked out your desk. Your treadmill is the same brand as mine, different model. This weekend I am going to look at an adjustable tv tray similar to yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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BARBARASDIET 10/13/2013 4:36PM

    I wish I had one!!

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LESLIELENORE 10/13/2013 4:13PM

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FEARLESSNOW 10/13/2013 4:05PM

    Nice distraction while exercising!

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SOPHIEDO13 10/13/2013 3:09PM

    Talented being able to do both at the same time !! emoticon

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DLDMIL 10/13/2013 2:57PM

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KELLIEBEAN 10/13/2013 2:39PM

    So cool! What a great way to multi-task.

Congratulations.


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ANDYINBC 10/13/2013 2:25PM

    Fantastic! Way to go. 13000 is a great number for one day!

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TURTLETALK 10/13/2013 2:25PM

    Great way to get in your steps. How do you keep the laptop from sliding off?

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CYCLINGSANDY 10/13/2013 2:25PM

    I use my IPad on my treadmill too. I just cannot use it all the time, especially while I am running. I try to sit down as little as possible in the evenings.
It sounds like you are on the right track!

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HEATHER1969 10/13/2013 2:24PM

    emoticon emoticon dont' forget to log those steps as fitness minutes! emoticon

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 10/13/2013 2:18PM

    I love your homemade treadmill laptop holder.. I wish I had a treadmill just so I could copy it, it's so ingenious!
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WILSONWR 10/13/2013 2:14PM

    Sounds like this is really working out for you! Congratulations!

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NEWCHINELO 10/13/2013 2:06PM

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ANATASHIKI 10/13/2013 1:47PM

    you're doing great , I couldn't do that , I get dizzy on the treadmill
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HELEN_BRU 10/13/2013 1:42PM

    Doing good! emoticon

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TOKIEMOON 10/13/2013 1:28PM

    Wish I could use my laptop while on the computer - it's great how you've incorporated the two activities together. I have to rely on the TV when on my treadmill, but as fast as I go, I would have to slow down the speed or trip. I don't think I'm coordinated enough to do both! emoticon Keep up the good work!

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DISCOVERLLH 10/13/2013 1:23PM

    That is awesome! Great idea! Very easily could become a great habit and way to get exercise without taking too much extra time out of your day.

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COFFEELS 10/13/2013 1:23PM

    Awesome idea! I am planning on splitting my exercise into smaller portions throughout the day too! emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 10/13/2013 1:17PM

    Wow! You are amazing! There is no way I could use my laptop on my treadmill. I just am not that coordinated-lol!
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