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12/23/11 7:27 P

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I work at a vet clinic, too! I know what you mean about being drained. Last week, we did an ACL repair on a 144 pound great dane!

The truth of the matter is that you can always run faster. The fact of the matter is that sometimes the truth hurts!


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KNITTABLES's Photo KNITTABLES Posts: 37,107
12/19/11 11:36 P

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When I work I can get in anywhere from 11,000 steps to 28,000 in 8 hours and on my days off I don't do anything but walk or ride my stationary bike so I do get in a minimal of 10,000 a day except this week because I have been ill. Doing better today so I did get in 8,000 so far.

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BELINDADUVESSA's Photo BELINDADUVESSA Posts: 212
12/19/11 9:43 P

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To be honest, the days that I work, I don't work out at all. I walk over 12k steps a day at my job. On those days, I'mn lucky to get home and get my legs propped up to relieve the pain. To make up for my lack of exercise, I am committing to working out for at least an hour on my days off. I always have the time for it, so I'm just going to do it. I am adding Interval training to possibly shock my system into losing more weight. I'm hoping that switching things up will be the nudge my body needs.

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LADYJAKE1's Photo LADYJAKE1 Posts: 1,960
12/19/11 8:10 P

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Thank you so much for all the replies....

I popped on my tread climber last night, was able to do 30 minutes.

As of tonight so far I am at 8347, just got home from work...I will give it some time then get back on, tonight is the night I will get them in.

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12/19/11 5:44 P

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Me too! I work 12 hour shifts in an ER! After running around like a crazy woman I just want to put my feet up and recover for the next go round, so if you get any motivating suggestions...I am also interested! I'm wishing us luck!



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BELINDADUVESSA's Photo BELINDADUVESSA Posts: 212
12/18/11 9:30 P

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I work 12 hour shifts. I don't find it at all difficult to fit my steps in, though, especially with being on my feet all day. Most days I end up hitting 15k or more. I'm mostly sedentary on my days off, though, so that's when I try to get in my actual workouts.

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LADYJAKE1's Photo LADYJAKE1 Posts: 1,960
12/18/11 4:22 P

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I work at a veterinary clinic. I often work 8-cl or 9-cl we close at 7:00p but don't leave until the last client has been seen and we are all cleaned up and ready to go.

Part of my job is taking care of borders as well as surgical patients. I hold for the dr's and fill scrip's and check out clients.

It can get hairy at times when a 90lb dog does not want to get his nails cut, I get a run for my money. My day is often hectic and trying at times.

I manage to get around 7500- 8700 steps in at work and I know it's not t hat much more to finish it out at home.

I think mentally I need to just do it and be done and not let my self think about being tired.

I have about 1-1/2 to 2 hours after I get home before I go to bed and have to start again.

I applaud everyone that is committed to their steps and follow through.

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12/18/11 12:37 P

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I'm on my feet all day also and usually average about 1000 steps per hour. I walk up and down halls and even have computers at standing height so I don't "have to" sit down. This means a 10 hour day would just about get my steps in and I don't have far to walk to get steps in. Stop and go walking is not exercise, so I still do some form of exercise when I get home to keep my heart healthy.

It is true that you can convert other exercise into steps. It all counts. My son swims and gets a ton of credit for his swimming.

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APRILWALKING's Photo APRILWALKING Posts: 687
12/18/11 9:08 A

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I work 50 hours per week but have no choice but to get walking in for my health. My doctor wants me to get up every 20 min and walk for my circulation. At home easy, work, etc.. not so easy at all. I also stand on concrete all day long so yes it can be hard to get my steps in at night. But I usually just step in place watching TV. If like this week, I have had work party, church program, etc.. besides work I will make up for my steps on my day off today. But I will get my avg for the week in.. :-) Hope this helps some.

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JESSIKA_56's Photo JESSIKA_56 Posts: 1,116
12/17/11 10:09 A

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I work about 10 hours, from 7:30am to 5:30pm. I'm on my feet all day, and wear my pedometer every day. Is your job at a desk? Or are you able to get up and walk around?

Some things I do to get extra steps:
- walk around/go up and down the stairs for 15 minutes before work each morning
- take a 10 minute walk on my lunch break
- pack my workout bag in the car so I can go straight from work to the gym. If I go home first, I am less likely to go back out to the gym later.

I hope those ideas help!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE's Photo LYNDALOVES2HIKE Posts: 33,955
12/17/11 8:37 A

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Make sure you wear a good pedometer at work - you might already be getting your steps in! You can also 'count steps' with other exercises such as stationary bike or elliptical. I credit myself 1000 steps for every 10 minutes on the stationary bike since it's approx the equivalent. When I use the elliptical, it counts the steps for me so I just add it to the rest.

Good luck!

Lynda in Orange County, So Calif

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12/17/11 12:05 A

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Sit DOWN on a bike, and ride....easier on the feet!

MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)

"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."


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12/16/11 11:10 P

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Sorry, I work a part time job but often find it hard as well to get steps in during the day. I do get up 60 minutes early and am usually able to get in 4000 to 8000 steps depending on how fast I walk or how many times I've hit the snooze button. Sometimes I'm 10 + minutes early for work so I'll pace the hallway for 5 or more minutes (that's about another 500 steps). I'm looking for some kind of an alarm system (something a bit quieter than what I've found so far) that I could snooze when I don't have time to move away from my desk. I figure even a short 30-90 second walk every 30 minutes will help to add to daily total. On breaks from my desk, I water plants, check inventory (& I do inventory across different areas of the office - granted, it's not efficient but it's healthier for me), I'll try to pace while I'm on the phone as long as no one is in the waiting room, & other times, I'll walk around the office dusting with a swiffer (this keeps me on the move without having to catch the fuzz balls). If it bugs the boss, I show him a picture of me weighing over 250#. He will usually cut me some slack because I'm still doing work for his company.

Hope I've been able to help a bit!

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LADYJAKE1's Photo LADYJAKE1 Posts: 1,960
12/16/11 10:53 P

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Work 10 or more hour shifts? I work all day and am really finding it difficult to motivate myself to get my steps in. I am on my feet all day as well. I really need to do this.
I hope this team can help me....

Any suggestions?

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