The Solution to my Ah-hah
I’ve always loved data. I eat it up, consume it, use it, and try to influence it. So with this in mind, and my $13 pedometer, I am going to change one simple thing.
Somehow, I need to replace those 10,000 steps. I have to get to that threshold. THEN, I will workout. I cannot using running or biking as a substitute, because clearly that does not work. Step Threshold 1, Workout 2, Diet 3.
This is the plan. And it will be hard, because to get that 1707 steps, I walked around my little office more than usual over the course of an entire day–which in itself sends a shudder up my spine. I took an extra walk to the outdoor mailbox. I stood up more often. And with that, I still couldn’t break 2000 steps.
If When I start consistently pulling 10000 steps, my runs and bike rides will start making an impact, I’m sure of it. According to my doctor, my cholesterol counts are spectacular–in a good way. And physically, my endurance is really great–I’m strong and capable. But performance wise–I’m slow. Not that I’ve ever been terribly fast, but 8 extra lbs will bog anyone down. If When I shed those lbs I might actually get faster. Not that I’m looking at winning any races but everyone likes to be better, right? Not to mention summer’s almost here. I have a cycling kit to squeeze into.