Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Walk Breaks at Work

I've been taking more walk breaks at work, trying to increase my fitness while still getting my work time and tasks in! 😃

Fortunately, I work in a building that's long, and marked by numbered signs on the outside. Also, my building is surrounded by a parking lot. So, my big goal right now is to get all the way around the building. Right now, I can make it almost all the way down one side of the building. It's progress.

Before I started the Duke Diet and Fitness Center, I was getting about 2,000 daily steps in, give or take. Pretty pitiful, right? Now my daily steps are between 3000-4000 steps, almost daily. A big improvement, but I still have a long way to go. One step at a time, right?

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Line Dancing Class at the Library

Last night I went to a line dancing class at a local public library branch! It was fun and a great
workout, despite the fact that I had to sit out every other dance to catch by breath and rest! The instructor was very nice and encouraging, and the group dancing near me was very supportive. I'm bushed today, but I plan to go back. I definitely want to get better, more coordinated, and stronger. The class meets every Monday that the library is open.

Monday, August 12, 2019

More Progress

I went back to the gym on Saturday morning, and completed two laps without stopping on the indoor track! This felt like a big accomplishment! Truth is, the indoor track is smaller than your average track. Two laps around this track is a quarter of a mile. Not very far, really. But, still, it's progress for me.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Fewer Stops, Slower Pace

Last evening, I stopped by the gym again to walk around the indoor track. I did two laps, and was going to try not to stop at all. I had to make a pitstop in the ladies locker room, though. So, two laps, one stop. Slower pace, though. I'm feeling it today, disappointing since I didn't do that much. Progress is slow, but it's still progress.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Another Walk + Milestone

I stopped by the new gym again last evening after work, despite a poor night's sleep the night before. I walked around the indoor track just once, but I made it all the way around without stopping. It wasn't much, but it was something. And there's something to be said for showing up (I hope!).

Nest goal: to make two laps without stopping! 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Walked Last Night

Last evening, I walked at my new gym! I used the indoor track and did two laps. It wasn't pretty. I had to stop twice. Grand total was 0.22 miles in 5:21 (not including stops). My next goals are to make it one lap around without stopping, then two laps around without stopping. Beyond that, I'll work on 4 laps without stopping.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Joined an Old Gym

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Joined an old gym?! By old, I mean it's a gym I used to belong to, so it's not new, or new to me. It's been quite a few years, though!

I stopped by to pick up my new badge last evening after work, and chatted with a woman behind the desk. It wasn't long before we realized we remembered each other from my last membership. Plus, she remembered my parents from their memberships there too (years ago)! It was a little bittersweet talking about that, but good too.

Meanwhile, my activity there is limited to low key activities until after my doctor sees the results from next week's cardiac stress test. Safety first.


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