I was given a new perspective on TV watching yesterday- it's not that it turns our minds to mush (well, it probably does that too)- but we SIT while we're watching! After sitting all day, we come home and sit some more. Humans weren't made for sitting all the time- we're built for moving around. The average sedentary American gets in about 1,000-3,000 steps a day- between a tenth and a third of what we're supposed to be getting in. That's a lot of movement that isn't being done.
Anyways- I got in 6,252 steps yesterday, after putting the pedometer on around 10 AM. Better than I thought, considering it was a non-gym day. I was also very aware of it- around 9PM when I had only taken 5,000 steps, I might have walked around the living room for a while- I wanted to get in at least 6,000. The guidelines for increasing weight loss are a little more- it ups me to 12,000 steps per day- about double what I got in yesterday. Looks like I need to start moving more. Now- today is a gym day, so we'll see that that comes out to- but it's daunting to say the least. It's also interesting to find out what you're really doing movement wise.
This is also my weekly weigh-in post- so here goes:
This week: -.4 lbs
Total: -10.2 lbs
Now that the holidays are over, I can be proud that I am now below where I was a week before Thanksgiving. There was a lot of rollercoastering in the last two months, but I feel like I came through the holidays unscathed. Or, at least, not fatter. Go me! Next week will be one year since I started this mess of a blog and I'm excited to see what I've lost and kept off after a year at this!