Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Staying Active Throughout the Day

I've been having some really great step counts lately. With the nicer weather, it's just been so much easier to get out and get moving, especially now that I'm feeling better.

Chris is away, so I'm walking the dog first thing in the morning. I have three breaks during the day that I take walks during. I also walk around right before my shift starts.

Once you're in motion, it is a lot easier to stay in motion!

When I'm sedentary too much, I find it very hard to find the motivation to get moving throughout the day. Inertia!

Also, I've been reading that it is beneficial to stay active throughout the day (not just be sedentary for most the day, have an hour so where you are really active, and go back to being sedentary). 

Mission accomplished!

Today was a little tough - I started to get overwhelmed with all the things I have to do when Chris is gone. Got momentarily stressed. But I managed to get my house chores done, write a couple pages of my dissertation, take the dog out to the pet store, buy myself some Ferrero Roché (ate two truffles and saved one for tomorrow!) and settle in for the night calmly.

And I am tired, especially after being active all day - another benefit! So goodnight <3


  1. I take shorter walks throughout the day, too - 20 minutes during my morning break, 15 during my afternoon break, and then a longer walk in the evening. Congrats on getting all those steps in!

  2. Just check in with yourself and make sure your walking so many times a day isn't about being uncomfortable with pregnancy ( normal) weight gain Be well. :)

    1. Definitely not! This was how I used to walk, before I got sick in my first trimester. Walking only on average 10,000 steps a day, so it's not excessive!

  3. It looks like Jeanette has a long active day. I admired your energy. Where did you get it? I guess you are inspired to make everything right for you. The more you are active, the more you are healthier. When I started my weight loss in the Intreviews I feel relieved that the program works fine with me and I started to be happy again.