I’ll admit it, I enjoy trying new things… especially as they relate to health & fitness. On the other hand, I don’t always hold a long-term commitment to these new practices. Case in point, every year at work I participate in a “On the Move” challenge. When you sign up you get a free pedometer and you set a goal for yourself — how many steps (or equivalent steps) you can log everyday for 40 days. I’m trying to motivate my co-workers to participate with me and now that they’ve signed up we have all set our goals. Most of us are going for 10,000 steps a day. Considering I got around 7,500/day for the first week (without working out) I’m going to have to up the ante!
I did take nearly two weeks off from working out (after the Red Cross Incident of 2011). My arm is not yet better but I’m trying to manage through the pain. I know that if I start working out again that I will just feel better overall. So today, I was back to pounding the pavement. Nearly 3 miles outside, just over 35 mins. Not the speediest and I was definitely huffing and puffing and sweating all over. But it felt so good to be back to it!
In order to get 10,000 equivelant steps per day I’m going to have to be very dilligent about working out. I’m our team captain so I’ve
gotta be great! set a good example.
There’s one other new thing I’ll be incorporating into my daily life. My mother-in-law gave me her Weight Watchers book & calculator (to hold on to for a little while). I’ve never tried WW and most reviews I’ve heard have been positive. So, I thought, what the hell, I’ll give it a shot. I’m allowed 29pts per day. Here it is 3:30pm and I only have 10 pts to go. This could be tricky. However, given that veggies & fruits are virtually point free… I may be encouraged to fill up on them! (I highly doubt last nights’ Ted Drewes’ frozen custard is anywhere in this book!)