Sunday, July 21, 2013
So, i HAVE been bright enough to figure out that most of my (speakable ;) ) calorie burning that used to be was... walking. I walked to work, I walked at work, I walked home, I walked to and from social events, I walked to the park, I walked circles at bars, I WALKED. (I clocked over 250,000 steps in one shift when I worked at Sonic as a carhop ---> didn't trust my skating skills :) ) So, the HUGE difference between here and there -----> besides all the psychological and emotional turmoil I have been going through since moving 1300 miles away from all the family and friends I ever known.... WALKING!
I recently changed jobs (of my own volition) again, and been wondering what kind of plan I can make so that I can at least start (!) moving in the right direction with my weight and still be able to stay awake and alert through my overnight shifts, get a good "workout" in, burn some calories (hopefully), and still get enough sleep during the day so that I can stay awake and alert for the next overnight. How simple can it be???? (This would be the part where I say something like "DUH DUFUS" to myself). WALK! WALK.
I now work in a large warehouse type facility and have a great covered place that I can walk. Hopefully I can keep up my motivation and my goal at this point is to walk 1000 steps each hour I am at work. (that means 12000 or 13000 steps a shift!). The only bad part is I only work three nights a week....maybe this will give me a kickstart for getting back to working out at home. Since doing Insanity last year I haven't worked out at ALL due to the Insane shin splints I gave myself (all my fault though for continuing to do Insanity in a pair of shoes I knew were TOAST and should have been replaced). Recovery has been long and SLOW but I am really hoping I can keep this up. Tired of this extra weight and I REALLY need to do this for MYSELF.
--- grandest apologies for any painful misuse of parentheses, commas, and atrocious misspellings......it is 6 a.m. and I just got out of work.... :)