Saturday, April 24, 2010

What I'm Doing to Fight the Fight

I recently joined a fitness challenge going on at work that challenged us each to walk 10,000 steps a day. Now, I will admit that I've "tried" to do this, but found that in an average work day, I only walk somewhere between 2500 to 3500 steps. That means, that I have about 50-60 minutes of walking to do outside of work. I guess that's about right though, when you think about the amount of exercise it should take to lose weight, right?

Thanks to an almost relentless two-week migraine that came and went at will, I spent two days of this past week NOT hitting my 10,000 step mark. There are folks running 5 miles a day, and I'm struggling to meet my walking goal! Here's the deal though, I tried to walk one of the days that I had the headache, and the pounding in my head was too much to take. Yes, I hit my mark, but I had to immediately go to bed after I'd finished. Not a good first week to the challenge!

Lucky for me, the migraine-fest of the past week has seemed to lift, so I'm eager to really try to hit that 10,000 step mark We'll see. Wish me luck on this new endeavor. All I know is, that although I have some health issues, and a lazy food habit that helped me pack on the pounds, I have to at least continue the fight. No, you won't hear me reporting any 5 pound weight loss for one week, but I will take a pound a week! That sounds beautiful, happy, and healthy to me. Thank goodness I'm a Jedi-Master at the walking and reading thing!

Anyone else fighting the good fight? What's your weapon of choice?


  1. I think audiobooks might work while you're walking?

    I'm trying to eat healthier (which I'm failing at miserably, I need some books to inspire me) and I'm trying to go running, but I tend to want to be indoors when I sport (don't like the feeling of people watching). Walking or just some workouts at home might be the perfect solution for me.

  2. Best of luck on your health endeavor! If the weather is as nice there as it is here, you'll have not reason not to head outdoors and enjoy that walking time. ^_^

  3. Good for you!!! I'm trying to fight the fight, but I'm not always very successful at it. I try to walk on my treadmill and use my balance ball, and do pilates every now and then, but none of it is really seeming to have huge results! I wish there was some sort of Not-So-Big Loser! Good luck with your endeavors!

  4. Thanks guys! I'm glad to hear about others putting up the fight. You all sound like you're doing a great job!'s fun to see you on here! :) Wish it were real and you could drop on by for a chat. LOL.