Keep injuring myself. But never mind that. Let’s focus on the future.
I’m starting a new walking program today and forcing myself to take the plantar fasciitis into account. What this means practically is probably that I will try to keep my walks down to fifteen minutes and fail miserably because I seem to be born to push. So for this program I’m going with someone who will simply turn me around and head me back home at the appropriate time. Because I just can’t be trusted with myself anymore. 4 months ago
as I’ve begun to recover from my hip injury and op and have been able to walk properly again. I’ve come to accept that it will take time, patience and perseverance for me to be able to exercise and move like I did before, but what really bothers me, and what this goal is all about is the long periods of sitting caused by my lifestyle and my own inertia. I’ve decided to get up and do something else for 15 minutes for every hour that I’m sedentary. Small things, simple things. Like doing the dishes, or tidying stuff away. The other day I played a few holes of golf on the Wii :D I will mark this goal as done when I am confident that it is a habit. 11 months ago
One day down, 6 more to go. 17 months ago
I can get 20 steps max if I walk around my living room twice (sad isn’t it), somewhere close to 50 if I walk through to the other end of the kitchen and back twice, and 1000 if I go for a moderately paced 10 minute walk. So I only need a 5 minute walk to get my extra steps in for the week. And a few extra trips to the kitchen won’t hurt either, provided it’s just for water >:> 17 months ago
4500 steps a day, not including any time on the wii fit nor of course swimming.
I’m struggling to think how I’m going to increase that number. But seeing as I’m supposed to increase it by 10% every week, I only have to worry about adding 450 steps right now. I can probably do that by adding a short walk to my afternoon or something. 17 months ago
Makes me want to walk about more by raising my awareness. 17 months ago
..and this has only been exacerbated by my hip problems. I spend a lot of time on the computer. If I end up in an IT career, that’ll become all day on a computer. My favourite hobbies are swimming (not sedentary, good) and reading (damn, more sitting on my ass).
I don’t move enough and I know it. And I’m not talking about working out or blocks of movement like swimming or walking (I refuse to drive, so I walk everywhere). I’m talking about having a lifestyle where I sit, pretty much unmoving, for several hours at a time. Blocks of exercise won’t fix that.
So I’ve installed Workrave and set it to enforce 7 minute rest breaks every 30 minutes. It’s a little program that takes over my screen for the duration of the break, forcing me to disengage from my computer. It even gives me little exercises to do during the breaks. I do have the option to disable it for say a meeting, but barring such events I’m committing to using it for the next month. 18 months ago