Day um... 10?
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Oops... haven't exactly been keeping up with my blog. I'm now on day 10 of what was supposed to be my countdown to christmas challenge. I've pretty much failed miserably on that. I hate that I hold myself back. I have been doing better with being aware of my calories and tracking them better, but I'm still making poor choices when it would be so easy to make good ones. It might not be quite as bad when I'm still in my calorie range, but instead of those cookies, I could have had a more filling and nutritious choice. And my easiest goal... just drinking 6-8 cups of water a day... again, I've done better, but still struggle.
And the exercising... will it be such a struggle forever?? Even the workouts that I don't really mind doing I put off and make excuses. It's terrible! I know I need it for so many reasons... I sit at a desk for 10+ hours a day, plus the 1+ hour sitting in a car, and then whatever time I end up on the couch after work... if I'm up from 5:30am - 10:30pm... that's 17 hours a day I'm awake, and probably 13-14 of those hours I'm sitting! It makes me want to never sit down at home again! Perhaps it's time to set up my desk to make it a stand up. A while ago I looked it up, and I'd burn at least 60 more calories an hour just standing rather than sitting. And if I do work up to standing the whole 10 hours, that's a 600 calorie a day difference, without a single workout! It's just a matter of actually doing it. I'm terribly self-conscious, and I know this will bring unwanted attention and questions my way. I actually bought a unit that I could place on top of my current desk to do this, and it's been sitting in my garage for... a year? 2 years? It's hard to go ahead and set it up.
On that note, I'm going to get out of my chair for a few minutes right now, and go refill my water bottle (2 cups down this morning). Happy hump day!