Wednesday, August 14, 2013

3 in a Row

The last 3 mornings I have gotten up a half hour early to go outside and Jog/Walk half a mile.
I'd really like to get that up to a mile but the natural route by where I live has a lap that brings me back to my house at almost exactly half a mile and as soon as I see my house I give up and decide that 1 lap, half a mile, is good enough.
However, the good news is that I have gone 3 days in a row.

I think I'll be able to keep this up on the mornings where I work early but I don't know what is going to happen on the days when I work late.  For instance, tomorrow I don't go in until 2:30.  Obviously I'm not going to continue with routine for the sake of routine.  I am not getting up at 4 am to take a morning stroll before the sun comes out if I don't have to be to work until well after noon.  That's just mildly retarded.

What I am hoping is that I find the motivation to get to the gym and put some time on the elliptical and maybe hit some weights so that I can continue to get exercise before work.   The gym will give me more of a workout than a once-a-round-the-block so that is the ultimate goal.

Ever since that dreaded trip to the doctor's office I've been more determined to continue my path of weight loss and better fitness, so even though it sucked I'm glad it happened.

I'm using Runtastic to track my daily exercise.  I've got Fitbit to track how active I am during the day and my sleep cycles and I'm using MyFitnessPal to track how many calories I'm taking in per day to make sure I eat enough to sustain life and to lose weight at the same time.

Also, my new phone should be delivered today.  Hopefully while I'm working so I can pick it up after I get out and before heading over to my Fiance's place.  I can charge and activate the new phone and then she can "upgrade" her phone to mine and we can allow our son to have her phone as a video game playing device.

Now, time to get to work!


  1. cant u wake up and walk. do some stuff ,then take a nap b4 work?

    1. You know, this is so simple that It never really occurred to me.
      I might just give that a try tomorrow, though it will be difficult because I'll end up staying up later tonight than I would when I have to be to work by 5:30.

      I think that late nights I'm just going to force myself to do the gym as I think that will be easier - but we will see

  2. What kind of a phone are you getting?

    1. Got a Galaxy S4 or whatever they are called.

      It's going to take a lot of getting used to. It feels so delicate in my hands. This might be the first phone I ever buy a case for.