Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Ya know that little line at the bottom of the Spark Trophy Award's page? The one that says "See All Trophy's?" I've been here close to four years and I just discovered that page on Sunday. What an eye opener, lol.
I have never, ever, in 4 years accumulated any more than 1,000 fitness minutes in a month. Ever!!! My December goal is to reach that 1,500 minute plateau for the first time. It's a large, but attainable leap.
Do you recall the story of how Spark People began, how The Spark Guy challenged someone he worked with to start with 10 minutes per day and slowly move it up? I looked at my life and saw how I could easily add that and more to my routine without being in danger of over exerting myself of getting hurt. (Again, lol)
Dear Spark friend CARTOONB gave me the idea of walking to and from my gym. It's a 6 bock walk each way and will add roughly 20 minutes per day. Exercising 6 days weekly by an additional 20 minutes each day equates to 120 minutes a week or 480 minutes for the month.
I realize that's the ideal situation. Weather plays an important part, especially this time of year, but it's a start.
I spend a bulk of my day behind a desk. It's not only sedentary but it creates a bunch of physical and emotional stress. So I busted out the handy old egg timer. I work every hour for 50 minutes and get up and do something other than sitting around for 10 minutes each hour. You'd be surprised how long 10 minutes lasts, especially when you start looking to be active. Joan like the fact the kitchen floor is swept and the living room vacuumed when she gets home from work
It's all acquired wisdom, mostly born from scratching my head and wondering why the needle hadn't moved in a few months.
Patience is a virtue. There are times I think it's a punishment.