Archive | October, 2015

All Things In Moderation 

22 Oct

Some days (Tuesday, to be exact) you walk 18 freaking miles to complete your work walking challenge… 

    
 Other days (like today unfortunately), you devour an entire box of holiday skittles (from last year, don’t judge me!) because it’s that awful time of the month where mood swings make you feel like a crazy person and period cramps are the devil! 
 I call this the balance of life. All things in moderation my friends, all things. Maybe tomorrow I’ll go back to walking, that is if I can ignore the sweet callings coming from the bag of mini Reesie’s peanut butter cups I know I’ll be needing to help ease the pain of being a girl this week. 

Wordless Wednesday- 10/21/15

21 Oct

Happy Back To The Future Day! 

 

Wellness Wednesday – 10/14/15

14 Oct

Tonight I am celebrating the farthest distance I have ever walked in a single day! So amazed at what a little determination, hard work and self-discipline can accomplish! 

I used to be one of those people who couldn’t understand how someone managed to work, take care of a family, have a social life AND still somehow manage to find time to workout. But when I started my Destination Chicago challenge through work (we have 60 days to walk the 365 miles from where our work is to Chicago), I began to notice all the times I spent sitting – reading, watching television/youtube, playing on my phone, being bored, talking, etc. and it got me thinking how much better that time would be spent if I was moving!

So this morning, I couldn’t eat breakfast because I was fasting for blood work, so I decided to take that hour I dedicate to breakfast and email and TimeHop and walk in place in my livingroom. I have two miles in before I got to work!

Once at work, I always arrive 30 – 40 minutes early to walk the track. But, since it was raining today I continuted my in place pacing in my office at a back cubical where people couldn’t see me until it was time to clock in. I was now up to four miles.

At 9:45 am I went to have my blood work done, and that was a little hike to another building and up a grand staircase. Then repeat to head back to my office afterwards. I was just under 6 miles. 

Then came lunchtime….still rainy and cold. Normally I would walk the track for an hour, but today I decided to check out the campus library. New this year is a treadmill desk and two stationary bikes with desks for students, faculty and staff to use. I prayed no one was using the treadmill desk on my walk to the library and then up the staircase to the fourth floor. And it was my lucky day because it was unoccupied! For the next hour I walked and watched youtube videos on my phone while connected to the wifi. I got some strange looks, but hey, if it’s there, someone outta use it! Even better, there was a tour group that came in of high school students and their parents and I overheard the guide point out that students use the walking desk to blow off steam or exercise between classes and then pointed my way like I was on exhibit. I tried so hard not to laugh. By the time I made it back to my office, I had in a little more than 8 miles.

When I got home this evening, I took a short break to catch up with my family and eat dinner before lacing up my sneakers once more. I completed the remaining miles while marching in place while watching youtube and a live Periscope broadcast. Then when I needed to stretch my legs I began walking up and down the hallway – you wouldn’t believe how fast the steps add up that way! 

And now, after asking so much from my legs and feet, it’s time to give them some love. A nice massage with doTerra essential oil Deep Blue Rub before bed and some easy stretches seem like they will fit the bill. 

How do you relax and take care of your legs and feet after being on them all day?

   New walking treadmil and stationary bikes with desks

  
The fastest this thing went was 2 mph. Still, not bad for a relaxing walk during lunch. 


    
 

Shadows and Light

3 Oct

Hiding in shadows
Nightmares await to frighten
Turn on the lights, child.