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.
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    Wow! Stair climbing is super good exercise- that is awesome! I am with you in the not wanting to get sweaty, or hot or have to take an extra shower!
    3599 days ago
    What an excellent way to get in some work outs. Where I work, the stairs are only 18 between floors, but I travel them an easy 10 times a day each direction. You are on the right track doing what you're doing and if you get bored with it, you can always mix up how you do it. WAY TO GO. emoticon
    3600 days ago
  • 20OUTLAND03
    Your legs are going to look great after all that stair climbing!
    3600 days ago
  • BLOOM49
    I think that's great! Keep at it!
    3600 days ago
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