A few weeks ago I posted that I found my motivation to get back to exercising and it is having to do a favor for Joyce if I don’t meet the weekly step goal and vice versa for who. Guess who lost the first week? ME. Yep, it was me! I had a lazy day that Wednesday and just didn’t want to do anything that night and figured I would make it up at my Saturday night part time job…and I almost did. I needed to end Saturday with a little over 18,000 steps to make up for Wednesday and a couple other days. I know I know. I almost got there. When I got home I saw I was only in the 15,000’s so at 11:45pm I got on the treadmill and walked/ran as fast as I could in 15 minutes. I realy did try to make it and ended up 2,644 steps short. DAMN. I was hoping she wouldn’t go with cleaning out the litter boxes right off the bat…and she didn’t. WHEW. Instead I made her almond butter “fudge. It’s not really fudge but has a texture like it. It’s 1 cup of unsalted almond butter, ¼ cup of coconut oil, ¼ teaspoon of sea salt and I used chocolate stevia instead of honey, saving on the sugar intake. Mix it up reeeeeaaaal good. I line an 8×8 baking dish with some plastic wrap and pour it in there, put it in the freezer for a few hours and enjoy. It’s pretty damn good.
Week 2. We BOTH met the step goal!!! WHEW. Joyce and I agreed that the first time she doesn’t meet the step goal I will NOT make her give me a pedicure or foot rub since she didn’t make me do litter boxes. THANK YOU!!
Week 3. We are in that now and I have 40,882 of the 70,000 needed BUT I also haven’t done my workout for the day yet and I haven’t walked Molly yet. I keep trying to get out of bed earlier to get some time on the treadmill in and I just can’t do it. On day earlier in the week I figured out something pretty interesting. Parking farther away from the building will give you more steps. IMAGINE THAT!! I knew that but I didn’t know how many. If I park in the last space in the parking lot just before the driveway I can gain 100 steps one day. So then if I go home for lunch, come back to the office and then go home that’s 400 steps a day which equates to 2,000 extra steps in the 5 day work week. There’s about 23 work days in the month so that would be 9,200 extra steps in a month. That’s over 110,000 steps in a year! By parking farther away. Holy Shit. By the way if you don’t have a Fitbit, you need to get one. I upgraded and got the Flex so I can wear it in the shower and while swimming. Then we can be buddies on Fitbit and challenge each other.
Also, I’m down 10# this month, woohoo!! 20# to go and I’m back to the weight I was when I feel off track. I hope I can get that 20# off before I have to renew my drivers license in 29 days. It’s doable…but probably in a not so healthy way. But I’m going to give it my best. With that, I’m going to take Molly for her walk. Later!