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my nameless walk, or not to walk...

Monday, August 10, 2015

It seems that I often start blogs with no clue as to what I'm going to say. I think it's like a self-motivator. I'm looking for something to eat. Nope, not hungry, just looking. emoticon Yeah, as I said on the board, I'll drink water and get over myself. :)

One of the quotes on my Spark Start Page says "I will not let work keep me from walking" Haven't quite accomplished that one yet. Guess that's why I wrote it, knowing it was a goal I had to overcome. I don't know how ppl do it who work a full time job. I want to work full time as soon as possible, but for the mean time, I only have part time and it scares me what will happen when I get my wish.. How do you do it? I'm lucky I can get home and it may even be too late to eat dinner, so I eat at work and get home late and cook for the next days food. How do you fit exercise into that? This is a 12.5 hour job I have. Once it's full time, I will have three days off a week, but I don't want to not walk or exercise the other four days. Any suggestions are welcome.

My break is over, so please excuse any blatant typos here.

Sorry, I'm kind of mushy today. At least I killed off my break time and didn't eat anything else. emoticon
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    Yep - keep active during your work as much as possible. Even standing instead of sitting is supposed to be huge.

    Also, meal prep. If you don't do it now, just google and find one or ten of the many blogs out there that talk meal prepping. It's a life-changer.

    (For instance, on Sundays I'll cook chicken in the slow cooker, save the stock and shred the meat - this will make one soup with chicken and at least one other chicken meal. Get your salad stuff washed and ready to go in containers so all you have to do is take it out of the fridge and assemble - or make salads in a jar (also google). I usually get my workday breakfasts and lunches made and in containers ready for grabbing as well.)

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    2137 days ago
    I'm retired now, but when I was a full-time worker, I looked for any excuse to get in steps. Have a question for a co-worker? Walk to her desk instead of e-mail. Lunch? Walk around the block (or two), then have the meal I packed from home. Bathroom break? Go to the farthest bathroom in the building (if it's on another floor, that's a bonus). Multi-floor building? Take the stairs for two or three flights - it's faster than the elevator. We had offices in two buildings that were about 4 blocks apart. I found that I could walk there almost as fast as I could drive. I started walking between buildings (unless the weather was really bad) and after a while I noticed that other people were doing it too. The walk gave me time to clear my head and prepare for the meeting or digest what had just happened.
    2138 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    For me I just have to keep moving. I get up early and take a walk with Dusty. I then jump on my stationary bike and get in a few miles. Feed Mom. Take another walk with Dusty and more miles on the bike. Do a few misc exercise and stretches then off to work I go. While at work I manage to sneak in more exercises and even have a few co workers who will see me and join in. Makes it more fun. Breaks and lunch I walk and have a light lunch. Always have snacks around. Get home and do more exercise and walk Dusty before dinner. We take another walk after dinner. Then depending on how I feel I may do more exercises. Sorry I went on and on but wanted to let you know how I manage to do it. emoticon emoticon
    2138 days ago
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