Friday, February 24, 2017

Finally Friday

  • early am: 30 minutes exercise DVD, arms and abs
  • am: Get up from the desk and clean something
  • noon:Get up from the desk and prune something
  • pm: 30 minutes gardening, 30 minutes walking
  • late pm:30 minutes yoga

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Almost-there Thursday

  • early am: 30 minutes exercise DVD, legs, butt, hips
  • am: Get up from the desk and clean something
  • noon:Get up from the desk and prune something
  • pm: 30 minutes gardening, 30 minutes cycling
  • late pm:30 minutes yoga

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday

More evidence that breaking up exercise throughout the day, even if it's just getting up, is helpful:
In a 2012 study by Dr. Gaesser, three 10-minute walks spread throughout the day were better at preventing subsequent spikes in blood pressure — which can indicate worsening blood pressure control — than one 30-minute walk. And if even a 10-minute walk sounds daunting, try standing more often. In another study led by Dr. Gaesser and published in August, overweight volunteers with blood pressure problems were asked to sit continuously during an eight-hour workday while their blood pressure was monitored. The readings were, as expected, unhealthy. But when, during another workday, those volunteers stood up every hour for at least 10 minutes, their blood pressure readings improved substantially.

  • early am: 30 minutes exercise DVD, arms and abs
  • am: Get up from the desk and clean something
  • noon:Get up from the desk and prune something
  • pm: 30 minutes gardening, 30 minutes walking
  • late pm:30 minutes yoga

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trying Tuesday

Another try today. I'm going to try cycling. Ever heard of rollers? I wrote a post about them for Cranky Fitness.
Again, I don't know if I can do this. I might end up looking like a fool, or falling over. But life is supposed to be an adventure, right? (Or something like that.
  • early am: 30 minutes exercise DVD, legs, butt, hips
  • am: Get up from the desk and clean something
  • noon:Get up from the desk and prune something
  • pm: 30 minutes gardening, 30 minutes cycling
  • late pm:30 minutes yoga

Monday, February 20, 2017

And now for something completely different. Well, at least a little different

Okay, I managed to exercise for the last three days without logging it here. I got up from my desk twice over the course of an 8-hour day, and then I exercised aerobically at the end of the day.
Does this mean I can exercise without posting it first and shamelessly using you (yes, you sitting there) to make myself feel guilty enough to follow through? Too soon to tell.
But I want to see if I can take it up a notch. So I'm adding an additional exercise session first thing in the morning.
Now, this is not something I am positive that I can do. I like to sleep, but I have a hard time falling asleep. Once I managed to shut my eyes, though, I like to keep sleeping until the sun has risen. So getting up early in February is going against nature. But I tried it on Sunday and felt unbelievably smug throughout the rest of the day. I felt as if I'd gotten ahead of the To Do list, and that was a nice change. I want to see if I can continue.
To see if it helps me fall asleep, I'm trying an evening yoga session as well.
  • early am: 30 minutes exercise DVD, arms and abs -done
  • am: Get up from the desk and clean something -done
  • noon:Get up from the desk and prune something-done
  • pm: 30 minutes gardening, 30 minutes walking-done
  • late pm:30 minutes yoga-fail. On the other hand, failed because I fell asleep, which is kinda a win

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Whatever happened to Wednesday?

Argh!
Worked 13+ hours yesterday. Barely managed a 15 minute workout. "Wednesday will be better," I said, foolishly jinxing myself.
Even so, with people coming at me from all angles, I managed to take a couple of 15 minute breaks. I resisted the urge to "be nice" and "show I'm a team player by working without a break." I can play on the team without sacrificing my health. Or that's my story, anyway.
Maybe I am making this schedule a habit after all.
  • AM - 15 minutes cleaning - done
  • Noon - 15 minutes organizing - done
  • PM 45 minutes exercising - well, here goes. -Done! That actually went by fairly quickly!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday do-over

All right. Maybe I'm not going to get exercise done every day. But I am going to try every day. If nothing else, I will strengthen the muscle of habit. (It's an analogy. Pretend it works, 'k?) I will not get discouraged if I don't succeed. I will reinforce my determination to get up and try again.
Today.
  • AM: Get up, back away from the desk, clean things. It doesn't matter what, so long as I move for 15 minutes -- away from my desk -done. Hated to come back :(
  • Noon: Get up, back away from the desk. Organize things. Again, it doesn't matter what, so long as I'm up and moving and not staring at work -fail. All I've done for hours is stare at my computer screen or deal with phone calls from irate clients. Argh.
  • PM: Get up, back away from the desk. This is the tricky one. I feel guilty leaving work. But I want to spend an hour doing yardwork, attacking blackberries, pulling weeds. Then tonight I will try that exercise DVD again. This time I will get SOMEthing done exercise wise. -Well, I did get SOME exercise done. After a 13-hour work day, I got 15 minutes of exercise. I'm calling that a win.