I’m not a stupid person. I swear, I’m not. I had suspected that when I made the shift from my stand on your feet all day and walk around retail job to a stare at a computer all day and sit job there would be a health consequence or two. But really–I had no idea.
Today I wore a pedometer to work. I did this for a week during the holiday season in my previous job. I recorded a record 27,000 steps one day. Other days were about 20,000-25,000 steps. That’s 10-15 miles folks. Yes, I did 10 hours of walking, with no lunch breaks. Yes, my feet hurt. Yes, I was 8 lbs lighter.
A normal workday at the last job was right around where I was supposed to be–10,000 steps. 5 Miles. This is the recommended about of walking each of us should do during the course of a day. No problems maintaining a healthy weight, even though with the hectic schedule–I could only work out 1-3 times per week. 4 times was rare, and lucky.
Now, a drumroll please–I’m closing in on my 1 year anniversary with my new position and I’ve gained 8 lbs, despite working out 4-5 times a week very consistently. Sometimes 6 times a week. And do you know why?
Point made. That is all.