Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Whew! I did it. Three of the "One Thing, Three Days" streaks accomplished. Again yesterday (heat, humditity outdoors and lots of desk work indoors) I had to work at getting the final "active" minutes to show on my FitBit so I could close out that streak.
Today I'm choosing to start a slightly different streak because of some air travel, etc. coming up. I'm going back to the regular minutes, but will increase it to 15. It should be very "doable" but I don't want to mess up this soon. So, 15 regular minutes of walking a day this streak.
And away I go!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Got my 10+ active minutes in yesterday, but it sure did take some silent talking to myself last night. Had 4 when I got home, and had almost decided that missing one day would not be that big of a deal.
And then I thought, what am I doing to myself? There's more than an hour before bedtime, I'm done with supper and all that's left on the to-do list is watch a little TV and read more in a book I started.
So, up I got and marched in place while I folded some clothes, continued the marching while I walked to the closets and dressers to put them away, and back and forth from the bedroom to the living room. Felt kind of silly at first, then realized DH hadn't a clue what I was doing. And, understood -- finally -- that I would feel much better about myself after getting my active minutes (rather than starting my streak over tomorrow) regardless of whether DH knew what I was doing.
I ended up with more than 10 minutes, and I felt so much better. Today is the last in this three-day streak, rather than day 1 of a start-over.
DId someone just open a shade?
Monday, July 21, 2014
Didn't get here yesterday to say that, yes, I've now done two of my "One Thing, Three Days" series of 10 minutes of walking a day. A 5K fitness walk on Saturday helped me complete the second one.
With some travel and a family wedding coming up, this doesn't seem like the right time to change anything here, but I am going to -- slightly. Instead of 10 minutes of walking a day for three days, my current OTTD goal is 10 active minutes, as measured by my FitBit One pedometer. I suppose there's some way to trick it into counting active minutes when I'm not actually moving, but I have no desire to find out.
So, today is actually the second day of my third OTTD. Got 19 active minutes in yesterday, mostly walking along while DH played 9 holes of golf.
Have just 3 so far today, but it's only 9:30 a.m. Lots of active minutes out there just waiting for me!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Yes, I got in my library visit AND my ten minutes of walking. Thank goodness!
Friday, July 18, 2014
Well, I made my 10 minutes of walking yesterday, but I'm pretty sure it was by the barest of margins -- maybe even seconds. Even so, I will celebrate that my short streak remains unbroken and I am happy about the scale number this morning.
Less to do that required walking yesterday, so that was one excuse, and though my schedule today is similar I won't stoop to that excuse again. Tomorrow is the 5K fitness walk that's part of the Iowa Games and I am truly hoping to walk faster and end with a lower time than last year.
Yep, this is the third year I'm doing it (no cost because I was a member of a Live Healthy Iowa team each year) and I'm still walking. At least I know my streak won't stop tomorrow. But I still need to keep the streak alive today.
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