Up and Down and Up and Down and Up and Down
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
No, I'm not talking about the numbers on the scale -- I'm talking about what I've been doing for my work out! I use the term work out very loosely. I hate exercise. I hate getting sweaty, I hate taking showers (but understand the need to after getting sweaty). I hate being cold (don't want to exercise out doors), I hate being hot (don't want to exercise indoors). I hate being bored and tired and achy. I'm very busy and don't have time to go to some fancy club (nor the money) and I don't really want to exercise in front of people.
Yet, I know I am supposed to exercise and if I do, it will only help me on this journey. But what to do? Finally I found something!!!!
My work building has 3 floors and I am on the third floor. They are big floors, too. Most people take the elevator but I have always walked up the stairs. And at the end, I'm usually exhausted. It's 60 stairs, which is 3 times the amount of stairs in my house going from the 1st to the 2nd floor.
But I decided that I would try walking up and down the stairs at work. And you know what? I actually don't mind it. I am not going so far as to say I like it, but there are worse things out there. I started 2 weeks ago by going down 2 flights, then up 2 flights, then back down 2 flights, and back up 2 flights. That's a total of 4 up and 4 down. I think that going down is good, because it gives me a chance to catch my breath a bit. It takes a minute to go down and a minute to go up. Last week, I did 4, 5, 6, 7, and even 8 up and downs. Well, today, I did 10! Went up and down two flights of stairs 5 times each for a total of 10 flights of stairs.
The stairways at work are nice and wide and have big picture windows so I can see outside. Some ladies were on the second floor landing talking but I just ignored them and walked up and down and up and down. I'm sure they thought I was crazy!
I think I will continue with this regime because 1) it's a good way to get up off my butt (I sit in front of a computer all day), 2) I don't have to wear anything special -- that is, I don't have to change my clothes, 3) I don't get sweaty (but my pulse really gets beating!), 4) no one sees me doing it, 5) it fits in my schedule, and 6) it fits in my budget.