I have survived and thrived during my first week on the new adult lifestyle schedule 8-5! Now working full time in the office I have come to appreciate the little things, like staying active throughout the day and on my feet as much as possible because the chain reaction of sitting leads to slouching which leads to non stop eating -a cycle I can’t bare to even set foot in, I stood for over an hour while typing and it wasn’t the easiest but it was better than the alternative. Due to the pending doom of sitting for eight hours a day I am doing my best to focus on walking as much and as often as possible. My Lose It! app has my daily goal at 8,000 steps -my goal is much less but if I can up it I will continue to push myself- I find that 1,000 steps is a challenge so that is my work goal as of now.
I am looking into getting a FitBit for myself and Anthony to help us stay active and track our active lifestyle better to ensure we stay healthy! My sister and mom have one -the Alta- but I haven’t heard from them how they like it, I should ask them tomorrow. I like the idea, all be it creepy as hell, that it tracks everything; sleep, exercise, heart rate, GPS, stairs climbed. I am impressed to say that Anthony through work alone got in 7,250 steps, his daily goal on Lose It! He walks, hustles mostly, all over during testing and even though it is just a step, they add up. Because of this I didn’t mind stepping up more around the house tonight, that and I wanted to up my step count; currently at 2,980 steps!
With both of us working roughly 8-5 we are finding time to do household chores together; last Wednesday he did the dishes while I did the laundry. During lunch I come home and finish laundry or fold it; if he comes home early he picks up and puts in the same effort. Today being disappointed with my measly 1,000 steps I was determined to walk all over the house just to get in more -I put it to use by doing a load of laundry after sorting it, made the bed, vacuumed the bedroom, emptied the dishwasher, loaded the dishwasher, and keep finding time to type away my day and tales of my life on to a glowing screen of endless space and love. I was also able to get my push ups for the day coming in at 30 today!
The down fall to this time frame job is its 11:30 at night and I am wide awake, want to hit 5,000 steps by midnight -right. I also want to write and type and talk of nonsense just to say anything. I need to focus on Thursday’s classes and download music but with Anthony asleep on the couch and Criminal Minds on it is not a task I am up for. I want to vacuum the living room and hallway but that can wait too. I am going to try to start spending my lunch hour writing so that I work on all my life goals!
Dinner too has become more difficult, tonight’s dinner was simple spaghetti noodles with olive oil, garlic salt and sweet basil, to drink was a glass of Cranberry Juice not the cocktail. Tomorrow will be left over Jambalaya cooking in the crock pot while we work -looking forward to that! Well I feel I have sat long enough to write this entry, back on my feet!