Jul 16, 2009

A journey of 10,000 steps starts with a pedometer.

This morning I put on my pedometer and wore it all day.

Just walking around at work, home, and Wal-Mart (I purposely parked as far as way as reasonably possible) I racked up almost 5,000 steps. I was pumped.

When I got home from work I was so tired, emotionally, physically and mentally. I love the company I work for, I love my co-workers, but my job? It's not challenging at all, and I find when the day is slow and unstimulating I come home in a funk. That was the case tonight. I just wanted to curl up and sleep. I ended up eating a slice of leftover pizza, left the guys to their own devices for dinner and went and had a nap. When I woke up it was 9:30 and exercising was the last thing I wanted to do, especially since I was comfy in my pj pants and tee shirt.

I told myself I would do 1o minutes and if I couldn't continue I would stop.

Well when I got to 10 minutes - I said, "Just go to 15".

When I got to 15, I realised my time was going to be better for the 1 mile than yesterday if I kept going...so I did. By the end my legs were jelly...but I went for 30 minutes, a total of 1.04 miles! Huge improvement on yesterdays time.

Here's me at 15 minutes - telling myself I could keep going if I just put one foot in front of the other. (Thanks for taking the pic, Iain.)

Here's the one mile mark, 28:55 - that's over a 3 minute improvement from yesterday. (Sorry about the flash)

And...30 minutes!

And finally, sweet reward!
A Green Monster with yogurt, milk, strawberries, flax meal and spinach.

I need to work on the flash settings on the camera.

Anyway, I am off to shower then BED.

Total steps today, including my mile on the treadmill is: 7986.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go Enz! That is awesome. If you work in treadmill every day? You will be on the road to awesome!