Thursday, June 27, 2013

Non-Scale Victory # 10

I must admit, it was a bit tricky to think of a victory that was not scale related.  My TOPS meeting this past Tuesday was for the sole purpose of celebrating the scale.  I am proud that I came home with a few rewards.

My non-scale victory is only 2 days in the making.  After my meeting on Tuesday, I was inspired to do better.  I set myself a goal of getting in at least 10,000 steps a day.

Work-wise I am an office administrator in a not so busy office.  I spend the majority of my days sitting.  I decided to take a more "active" approach.  Instead of taking 3 files at a time, I have been taking one and making 3 trips.  It's a slow increase in steps but every little bit counts.

I made sure I had my IPod Nano all charged up and set to count steps first thing in the morning.  I slipped it in my pocket and set about my day.

By the time I had a finished my "typical" day, which includes vacuuming, cooking, getting out pajamas for the kids, etc. my step count was about 6400.  I would say that is pretty average for a day.  It also meant that I still had about 3500 more steps to go to reach my goal.

Seeing that it's still hot and humid around here, I decided to dust off the treadmill and do my walk.  I only really needed to do 20 minutes to get in the steps.

I'm not 100% confident of the accuracy of my I Pod when it's in my pocket, but I do know it's bang on if I hold it flat in my hand while walking.

By 7:45 tonight, here is how I made out:

 
I actually did about 200 more steps (at least) after I took it out of my pocket to charge.
I made a concerted effort to walk today.  I got home early from work today.  After folding some laundry and pacing the entire time I folded, I went to get the kids from daycare.  Instead of taking the most direct, 5 minute route, I looped around the village for a good half hour walk.  It was muggy and hot and royally sucked!  However, it did mean I could just sit on my butt tonight and write this blog.
 
I really do hope to keep it up until next Tuesday.
 
This is my only change for the week. Often I try and make myself do it all, eat well and exercise and end up failing at both.  Perhaps this approach will work better.
 
 
Having a non-scale victory also means I am joining the link up, come check out the other bloggers and get inspired!
 
 

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Until next time,
 
Amy

7 comments:

  1. Wahoo on surpassing your goal! It is awesome to set goals, and even awesomer (is that a word?) to surpass those goals! It is amazing how much those little things like taking one file at a time really adds up! Keep up the good work and thanks for linking up with us!!

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  2. I'm getting inspired by you. 11,000 steps! That surpass your goals. Congrats and good luck with keeping up with this habit.

    -http://herweightlossdiary.blogspot.com

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  3. I read this as soon as you posted, but didn't get a chance to comment!

    That is awesome to hit/pass your goal 2 days in the making! Keep it up!!

    My daily goal for my FitBit is 10,000 too, but I sometimes forget to wear the little bugger so I miss out! :-( Maybe my inspiration should be to not forget to wear it! ;-)

    Keep it up girly!!! :) :) :)

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  4. What an amazing feeling to meet your goal. You go! :D

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  5. Congratulations on your NSV!

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  6. Hi Amy! Nice job on your NSV :) The small changes you made at work are great and definitely add up to more steps taken! What kinds of music do you like listening to on your ipod? I have a small ipod and that is a nice idea to just turn it on while doing chores/housework... I usually blast Pandora from my TV which is not smart electicity-wise. I commend you for changing your route to day care, I *hate* the humidity and probably would have jumped in my car, yucky! Can't wait to read more...

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  7. Nice! When you get into it, your daily goals seem so small!

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