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A stair well at a time

Sunday, November 03, 2013

My job has me sit, all night and do nothing. I work at computers or I answer phones. I could walk around but I don't usually. I stay close to the desk.

Three nights ago I decided to break away for a moment and had a friend watch the front desk (I work at a hotel). I walked up the four fights of stairs, across the top floor and then I walked down four flights of stairs. It hurt. my legs hurt and quite frankly I almost threw up! Then the next night I walked about two miles with my kids to trick or treat. It hurt. My legs felt from yesterday and the stairs. All the while I kept thinking though about how I had read two articles on sparkpeople. One talked about waiting just only one day between work outs (I realize this isn't a work out but when You don't ever move,,, it kind of is) the second article talked about even if you eat horrible (okay maybe someone on here wrote this to me as encouragement) but they said even if I do everything wrong this day towards weight loss just try to do at least one. to take baby steps literally and figuratively. and so here I am taking baby steps literally. I don't think I could walk a ton or do a 30minute work out.. I mean really four flights of stairs up, across the top and down almost makes me barf and that's only 8minutes.

So after my stairs today I was super thirsty. I wanted a pop, but then I thought I just walked why waste what I just did with a soda. My legs feel like jelly and I almost barfed but I feel good. I did something today that was a step (pun intended) in the right direction.

Cant say I will keep this up, because I don't know for certain although I am determined and hopeful right now, but today it was a baby step.

I haven't weighed in a month or so.. and I did today just after my stairs... I am down six pounds from my last weigh in.. and I want to think its that I started to walk four days ago... well I did four flights of stairs twice and a two mile walk in the last five days.

Thanks all so much for the encouragement. I have a ways to go... but I am now 17 pounds away from my first goal and large milestone! Wish me luck!
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    Hey, every movement counts! I sit a lot at work too, and then I go home and spend time goofing off on the computer, so I made my home desk into a standing desk. I can side step while I'm reading blogs and stuff, so I get some extra steps in! emoticon
    1628 days ago
    Good job! Those baby steps will help your body slowly adjust and build your stamina at the same time. Keep it up!
    1628 days ago
    I need more walking too.
    1633 days ago
    I need more walking too.
    1633 days ago
    I admire your honesty. This is a great blog. I would love to be able to exercise more, but my health makes me a serious fall risk. I have to be very careful not to fall because if I do, I cannot get back up and need to call for help. I am not complaining. At age 78, I am happy for a good life and will do what ever I can to try to get stronger.

    Thanks for your well written and honest story.
    1633 days ago
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