It was around this time last year that I won the FitBit Flex through a contest at work. I quickly got caught up in tracking my steps, my calories, my weight and my body fat percentage. I started walking for exercise – taking breaks during the work day to stroll the perimeter of the business complex. I discovered a park tucked away in my neighborhood along with a few meandering routes I could stroll through the sub division. It was unusual for me not to hit my 10K steps at least three times a week. Then, I went on vacation in September and when I got back, it was deep fall. The days were way shorter, the night’s colder, and my enthusiasm for anything relating to walking or eating “right” winked out of existence.
At my physical at the beginning of this year, I topped the scales at 203 and my blood pressure was borderline problematic.
I’ve since gotten the weight back down to it’s usual 198. My body fat percentage and measurements haven’t changed. I’ll find out about the blood pressure in a few weeks. But in the meantime, perhaps I’ll go back to walking every day. I know from this time last year that the extra steps, the paying attention to what I ate made a pound of difference each month. So…it stands to reason if I walk a little faster, a little further, and a little more often, I might get that up to to two pounds a month and then we’ll be cooking with…er, I mean, and then we’ll be burning the….um, let’s just say I may see some more notable reductions in the numbers. lol
There is something about warmer temps, days with more sunshine, that moves me to move more. I am indeed, solar powered.