Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fitting in the Steps


I don't weigh in until tomorrow. To be honest , my sneak peek at the scale indicates it won't be a great loss. Maybe because I have only been serious the last couple of days. However, I do feel like I am gaining momentum and never underestimate the power of Mighty Mo!

My goals for the week (Monday's post) are going well. I have been over 10,000 steps each day.  I made made healthy dinners (Monday - Chicken/Veggie Lo Mein and Tuesday - Turkey/Veggie Chili.)  The water has been more of a challenge...I think 100oz might be more than I need.


It isn't quite the same as getting up in the wee hours of the morning for 3 mile walks, but my Fitbit has me moving more throughout the day. Monday, I had to make a Walmart run on my lunch hour. While I was there I decided it was a good (warm) place to get in some steps - a couple laps around the perimeter of the store should make a dent in my step count. I was surprised that it didn't help me nearly as much as I anticipated. Apparently, pushing a cart kept my arm from moving as I walked and therefore Fitbit didn't record all my steps. Oh well, counted or not, I got in some extra activity. By the way, this is not my husband - just a random stranger who has no idea I appear to be stalking him and posting pics of him on my blog.

Yesterday, I wanted to get in some of my steps at the office, but there were extra people in the office and I felt too self-conscious to walk up and down the hall like I had the day before.  I spent the entire drive home from work debating with myself whether or not to take Millie for a quick walk. I am happy to say "Good Me" won and I took her. As soon as I walked in the door and before I had a chance to change my mind yet again, I grabbed her leash and headed out the door (without evening changing out of my work clothes.) While we were still in the driveway my husband called to say he was on his way home. I talked him into going with us :)

It seems pretty clear that Millie was done with the pre-walk photo shoot and waiting for my husband. She was ready to get going. 


We don't have snow, but I wanted to be sure that I conveyed it was really cold.

It must be pretty dull in the neighborhood this time of year. Our walk seemed to get every dog in town's attention. I have never heard or seen as many dogs as we did yesterday. I could not stop laughing when I saw this furball.  He was the cutest thing and I loved how he stood at the fence - so straight and tall. I wonder if he realizes how easy it would be for him to be free.


It got was home a little earlier than normal so it was still daylight. By the end of our walk the sun was setting. I can't wait for spring and to be back on a regular outside walking schedule. There is nothing better.


While I made dinner Silly Millie did some post-walk stretching. I wish I were that flexible.

Then this happened before my very eyes. 


I can't believe it took me until the middle of January to break out the oatmeal. I have been thinking about how good it would be for weeks, just not until later in the day. Blueberries were on sale yesterday, so cereal was on my mind for this morning.


Perfect warm deliciousness!

I loved the sparkly frost on the deck rail this morning. Unfortunately, by the time I got inside to get my "good" camera the sun had gone away, so I had to settle for this one I had snapped with my cell phone while waiting for the dogs to do their thing.

Sounds like a heat wave is moving in tomorrow...highs in the 40s.  Hopefully, that means more outdoor adventures for me :) 

Weigh In Wednesday

23 comments:

  1. Great job on the walk... I can soo relate to just doing it before you could change your mind! I'm glad you went and are getting lots of steps in! Good luck with your weigh-in!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait until it is warmer and I can get myself back to morning workouts...so much easier to not get distracted.

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  2. Awww your doggie is just so precious! My dog stretches out on the floor like that, it's so cute! Great job getting all those steps in. You're rocking it!

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    1. She is a sweet (and nutty) pup. I love when they stretch like that. Thank you!!

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  3. Frog legs! Koda does frog legs on the floor all the time and I just sit in all my jelousy. It's great having a dog that is better at yoga than you are!

    And way to get all those steps in! I'm having a hard time with the weather lately and with doing my swims and bike rides. I need to stop making excuses though and just get it done.

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    1. I am over this weather too. Can't wait for the heat wave to get here...then I will have to think up some new excuses :) Frog legs - I never thought of it like that :)

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  4. Love all the photos! Your dog looks like a gymnast, just like my puppy! :)

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    1. Thank you! She gets herself in some crazy positions!

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  5. Love that you got out and got moving. Isn't the activity tracker the best? Sometimes I want to break up with it, but for the most part I am moving WAY more than I normally would without it.
    My dog is a bit old to be going for walks in the cold. Once it is above freezing I'll take her for a walk or two.

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    1. My fitbit scared me the first time I hit 10,000 - I didn't know it was going to vibrate! When I do "real" walks I think I will count it separate from my 10,000 steps. I like the idea of the steps being an extra effort over the course of the whole day.

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  6. Wonderful job on that walk and this week with the food! That dog on the fence looks like a person in a dog costume! How cute! Miss Millie sure is a photogenic doggie! I love the frog legs!

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    1. Thanks, Des! Just to be clear I made healthy dinners...and ate other bad stuff :( I completely agree that dog looked so fake! And so a.dorable!!!

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  7. I love the pictures! Sounds like a great walk!

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    1. Thank you, Felicia. It just feels so good to be outside.

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  8. That's awesome that you have been hitting 10000 steps every day. Keep it up!!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope I can keep a hot streak going!

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  9. I went for a run Saturday in 20 degree temps and it was a cold 5 miles. Its good to get out and enjoy the fresh air sometimes. We are supposed to get a heat wave too. 50 degrees. Can't wait! estherdavison@gmail.com

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    1. Brr!! Way to get out there despite the cold :)

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  10. Just a little factoid: If you put your fitbit into your pocket it will still records steps while you push a cart.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I will definitely do that...I want to get all I can out of my Walmart visits :)

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  11. Your pup does not like cameras much huh? lol Good job getting out even though it is cold out. We have been in the negative numbers the past week or so brrrr!

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    1. She is not a good poser :) Heat wave this weekend - I am very excited to get out.

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