Ever since I “won” a trip to the city, in an ambulance, because my heart wanted to do its own dance, I have worked on eating healthier and moving more.
Too bad my body has been more stubborn than me and has held on to the fat and excess weight.
Enough already. I bought a generic step counter to measure my walking. It is surprising how few steps I take in a day. Moving hands across the keyboard, or sewing, doesn’t count.
If you need, or just want, to add more moving and exercise to your life I hope my struggles will encourage you. My current exercise regimen includes, walking, with or without company, yoga once a week, and modified pushups. Come along and exercise with me.
I will post my successes (or failures) here each Friday. If the weight ever drops, I’ll let you know that too.
Although, even with the weight clinging on, I have noticed that the extra movement has helped my breathing.
Funny, turns out that breathing aspect is super important.
Also, I am able to do more things now. So the exercise is helping, I just wish it would carve the weight off faster.
This week’s report:
Friday (9/30/) – 1 mile walk (more or less)
Saturday (10/1) – 6000 steps
Sunday (10/2) – 1 mile walk
Monday (10/3) – 1 mile walk, 20 modified push-ups
Tuesday (10/4) –1 mile at the Allen walking track, after a writing class, and lunch with a friend.
I thought 3000 steps was a mile. However, when I walked the 1 mile track I was short several steps. When I got home, I remeasured what I thought was my one mile route.
Next time I walk the track, I’ll see how many steps exactly (or more or less) makes up a mile.
Wednesday (10/5)- 6000 steps. Most of it at the fair with lots of rest stops. Also about a half hour of yoga. Class is an hour long, but I have a hernia which was giving me problems. Still, some yoga is better than no yoga.
Thursday (10/6) – 3000 steps, bad day. At least I got one mile in. Thank goodness for the ladies at Toastmaster. After the meeting we went for a walk which helped me get my steps in.
Do you have an exercise routine?
What is your favorite way to exercise?
What helps motivate you to exercise?
Day 7 of the UBC (ultimate blog challenge)