For the last 2 days I've been really focusing on upping my steps taken in a day! I have read many times that if you want to lose weight, your daily steps should be above 10,000. I wore a pedometer earlier in the week and walked just my regular amount to see how much I usually get in. Shockingly, only about 4,000. So Thursday and Friday of this week I really upped my game! Thursday I ended with 14,368 and Friday I ended with 13,904. I was happy.
I was especially happy Friday morning when I woke and saw my scale shows me down 1.5 pounds. And this morning it shows another 1 pound. I won't know for sure until I weigh in at WW because my scale is so unpredictable, but at least I know it's helping me head in the right direction.
And maybe, just maybe by Monday I'll hit 2 BIG milestones...my 10% AND being in the 70's for the first time since I was first married!!!
You might be wondering how I'm getting in my steps. You know, considering it's summer in St. George so temperatures are 110+ all day until 10pm or later. And you know, with Jason living away right now...there's a babysitter issue. Trust me, I have thought about making that excuse. The excuse of "well my husband is working out of town indefinitely so I can't work out right now." Then, it occurred to me...if I let myself make that excuse, I'll find a hundred other that will work too!
So, I made due with what I have.
I've used this off and on for years. I like it okay. I say just "okay" because the only thing I find useful on the program is the "Advanced Stepper" program. I really like that program, the downside: no variety. The "game" lasts 5 minutes. It consists of stepping on and off a step board in sync with the game. I basically repeat the game over and over and over and over again. Thursday and Friday I did an hour of it in the morning, and then made myself get back on and do another hour at night.
Can I just say that I am feeling it!! Especially in my calves! Hopefully all the time I'm putting in pays off...
On a side note, I'll be heading out of town to visit Jason in South Carolina soon. I pack up and leave for Salt Lake on Monday. I'll be spending some time with family up there and dropping the girls off with grandparents. Then Friday the 15th I will fly out and be back east for like 9 days. Why am I documenting this? Because I'm scared! I can pretty much guarantee that I will be eating out almost every meal back there! Not long ago we had a WW meeting about staying focused while on vacation, I am going to work so hard to do that! I am planning to make smart choices, and not just let myself go. I am holding myself accountable because I WILL come home down. I will NOT come home the same weight, or even worse...up.
How will I do this? I am going to stick with the steps. While Jason is working during the days, I am planning to take Connor out and around the city. I will not be satisfied with just 10,000 steps...because I'm on vacation, I feel I need to up my exercise to make up for unpredictable eating. So I will be walking a minimum of 15,000 steps a day!!! (That seems like a lot, huh?) Well, I think it's very doable if I'm out and active...not just sitting in the hotel room. And what happens if at the end of the day I am short? Well, there is a treadmill at the hotel. I will make myself get on it until I reach my daily minimum!
I think that in short sums things up. Now, I'm off to get ready for my busy next 2 weeks. But don't worry, I won't leave ya hanging! I'll also be accountable to log on here and update my results...hopefully GOOD RESULTS! :)