I have a SparkTracker and I also log the workouts that my Spark doesn't necessarily pick up (like the 8 minute workout videos). If I burn enough calories to raise my daily minimum requirements, it shows it in my Nutrition tracker and that reminds me to make sure I don't go too low on those days. I kind of need that, because the busier I am, the less I tend to think about eating.
I don't know what your work situation is, but I manage to get a lot of steps in at the office basically finding excuses to run all over the building all day long - it's not a huge calorie burn, but it adds up. At our other offices I used to run up and down stairs, but they're at either end of the atrium at this one (not hidden away like a fire escape), so I feel I have to be more subtle about it - not that there's rules against it. I just feel self-conscious about it. Like I wouldn't want those people making personal calls in the atrium seeing me exercise or something. Besides, power walking on office errands throughout the day makes it seem like you're everywhere and on top of everything.
Edited by: TXGIRL1023 at: 1/17/2014 (00:59)
81 Days until: LaPorte Half Marathon
Fitness Minutes: (766) Posts: 6 1/16/14 12:14 P
I bought a pedometer to keep track of my steps at work. I work at a bank. In the morning there is about 30 minutes of down time where a lot of my co-workers just sit around a talk. I usually set my timer on my phone and walk around teh bank for 15 minutes. Also, I have a 30 minute lunch and take 10 minutes to eat and the rest to walk. Its 20 degrees outside and snowing currently, so I just walk around the inside of the bank. If you want to fit in a small high Intensity workout I have found several 12 to 15 minute workouts on youtube that leave me sweating and workout your core, legs etc..
current weight: 163.0
Fitness Minutes: (37,582) Posts: 764 1/16/14 10:47 A
It would be difficult to do much exercise during lunch because I don't have enough time to shower and get ready after getting sweaty from my workout. Once the spring gets here, I can go for a walk during lunch but right now the weather is not on my side. If we aren't getting a snow storm, it's only 5-15 degrees out there.
current weight: 156.6
Fitness Minutes: (4,595) Posts: 844 1/15/14 8:36 P
We are the same height and weight, I am also wanting to get down to 135. I just try to take the stairs when possible, park farther away from the door. I am a single mother, so finding time to work out is near impossible!!!
Pounds lost: 7.0
Fitness Minutes: (23,660) Posts: 5 1/15/14 10:46 A
Hi everyone. I'm new to the group but no stranger to SparkPeople. I am 31, 5'3 and 150lbs. My goal is to get down to 135lbs by my 32nd birthday on 3/30. I do an hour of cardio 4 times a week, usually on the elliptical. I try to eat 1200-1500 calories a day and drink tons of water. I recently bought a juicer to help me get more fruits and veggies in which is a struggle. I eat like a toddler. LOL So far it seems to be helping. I have been having a glass of juice (apples, oranges, grapes, carrots, tomatoes and celery) for breakfast every morning with a multivitamin. Surprisingly, it makes me feel full for a few hours. I eat healthy snacks throughout the day like apples, grapes, yogurt, granola bar, etc. I drink tons of water which is getting easier. I feel like I need to kick up my workouts but I'm running out of hours in a day. I work all day, get to the gym right after work around 6, work out for an hour, get home around 7:30, shower, eat dinner and crash. Any suggestions?
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