I am using my new treadmill desk and I love it!
I will share pictures as soon as hubby puts the final design together, but for now, I am really enjoying walking while I type. I walk for only 45 minutes at a time and then I have to take a break, but I am burning 230 calories in that short spanse of time! It is pretty fun. I only walk .7 miles per hour, which is really slow, but since the high-end people recommend is 1 mph, that’s not bad, right?
What is so funny is that my husband loves it so much, he wants one, too–mine! I have told him we will have to thumb wrestle for it. And now my kids like using it. My son was editing one of his videos using my desk. I am wondering now if we need more…
Today is my third weigh-in at TOPS. I would love to be down more weigh, but I know that the first two weeks tend to be the best losses, and the third is either a stall or a slight gain. I’m prepared for either! Bring it!
Update: I’m down 1.25 pounds for a grand total of roughly 12 pounds since beginning the challenge!
Today is also my youngest son’s 18th Birthday. I love you, Drew. You are always a source of humor and love. I am so proud to know you. (There is dessert, but I will be good…I will be good… I will be good)…
Now what I had yesterday… First of all, here’s the plan I’m following and here is the introduction post to the Mid-Year Resolution Challenge. While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on when you’re so skinny you will have to watch slipping through the cushions of your couch.
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I ate this:
Breakfast: Egg McMuffin sans bread + Diet Coke
Lunch: Egg salad (egg + pickle +onion+baconnaise) + iced tea
Snack: Crunchy Cuke Slices + 1/4 cup mixed nuts+ Iced Tea
Dinner: Chipless Nachos
Exercise: I put in an hour at my treadmill desk today and walked nearly a mile.
Notes: Walking while I work makes me less hungry. How can that be?
I need to pace myself.
(Edit: I accidentally typed “pave” myself. Does this road make my asphalt look big?)
Since I have this amazing new treadmill desk, I keep thinking I’ll be able to use it for 8 hours at a stretch, but I am going to have to work up to it. I already worked at it for 45 minutes this morning and then had to take a break because my back muscles were whining. I said, “Go away back muscles; you are harshing on my mellow,” but they decided it was time to take a break. I will go again for another 45 minutes later on after stretching out some muscles and giving them time to rest.
When was the last time I exercised, let alone for 90 minutes per day?
It goes to show that for me it’s important not to overdo it and to take little steps towards health and fitness, because it’s too easy to do too much and cause injury in the process. And if I hurt myself, there goes all of my progress. I can’t have that.
So for now it’s 45-minute stretches and only .7 miles per hour, and that’s all right by me.
Little steps matter, even at the helm of a treadmill desk.