Tuesday, January 15, 2013

260.04: Could be Worse!

I have a day and a half of diligent tracking and clean eating under my belt. I celebrate that. Yay!

Work has begun this program where my monthly premiums will be more or less expensive based on my health and exercise. I now own a Fitbit--a fancy pedomenter that will sync with a dongle (yup, that's what it's called) on my computer and track my exercise.

It's so stinkin' cold I don't wanna exercise. Wait, I don't wanna exercise ever, so that can't be my excuse. Hmm. We'll see.

Are you staying active? What's your secret? Tell me, please, please, please!


  1. Hmmm, for what they're worth, here are my thoughts: I'm not sure what keeps me exercising long-term. Every day's motivation is a little different. Of course, one main motivation is the fact that going to the gym allows Cate some much-needed play time and me some much-needed me time.

    But beyond that, I know when I exercise, I feel great afterwards, and I tend to be much more energetic and positive, too. I notice the difference most after it's been a few days or longer since working out. I have also found I like variety and enjoy doing different types of exercise more than the same thing over and over. In general, I guess I just know how much better I feel when I make the effort. And I try hard to think about that when I'm staring down my tennis shoes and finding it hard to put them on. (Remind me to tell you about the time I spent an entire day in my workout clothes but never made it to the gym . . . I'm pretty awesome at times at talking myself out of exercise. ;) )

    Endorphins are happy-making things, though. I try to just keep on tellin' myself that. :)

    (And now I must quote Legally Blonde: “Exercise gives you endorphins--endorphins make people happy and happy people just don't shoot their husbands... they just don't.”)

    HA. :)

    Love & miss ya!! :)

  2. My exercising habits are off and on, but I find that the times that I am exercising regularly are when I have an exercise buddy. Having someone else to exercise with motivates me to actually work out and we encourage each other as we do it. That's not really a secret, but it is what gets me working out.

  3. I own a fitbit too and I've become obsessed with it. I park further from the doors when I go shopping just to get more steps. I check the rankings of my other friends that have fitbits to see who has moved the most for the day. Of course, I always want to win. Win? In the end, the only winner is me. Do you want to friend me on fitbit? You can friend me at naptimestamper @ gmail {dot} com. I also use myfitnesspal (which syncs with my fitbit). I've only had my fitbit for a year but I've seen good results. I am not consistent with tracking my food but I always wear my fitbit and it doesn't lie. If I'm not moving, I need to be. Sometimes it's just good to know how much you are or aren't moving. Good for you for getting the fitbit.