Monday, August 31, 2009

2.06 miles

2 walks at work today.

1 soda in 31 days

I set a goal to rid myself of any soda for the entire month of August. Today is the last day of the month and I did pretty good. During the entire month I had a total of 8 oz of soda, a coke (my favorite). It was toward the middle of the month and I was at a bar with my guy. We decided to stop and have an after dinner drink. When asked what I wanted I stated a rum & coke (one of my normal drinks). I finished it off and then had another. Then it hit me, 2 sips into the second drink. !!! Crap! I messed up my goal.

Oh well. I didn't let that slip up deter me. I took it for what it was, a minor slip-up and set my mind to sticking to the goal for the rest of the month. I did it! I was successful. That one Wednesday night was the only time I took a sip of a carbonated soda the entire month of August. I know, I know the month is not over with yet, I have to get through this day. Just know that I'm not going to ruin it today!

I'm going to try my best to continue a soda free lifestyle and limit my intake. No, I'm not going to stop drinking them altogether, but I will limit it to no more than 1-2 per week (and hopefully none some weeks).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Walking Break

I, along with 2-3 co-workers, take walks during the workday. We try to walk 1 mile at 10 am and 2 pm. Eight times around the 2nd floor of our building is 1 mile and the goal is to do in 15 minutes. That doesn't always happen and that is okay. We are making the effort and that is the most important thing. We are getting in activity during the day and the walk breaks up the day. For me, it gives one more bit of activity and it gets my juices flowing in my brain and throughout my body.

One young lady started with us, but lately she has been complaining that she is overwhelmed and doesn't have time. She is stressed and there is not enough time for her to do what she needs to do and take a 15-min. walking break. I guess you may think the rest of us are slackers because we take the break. In actuality we have just as much to do, but the walking break is a plus. For me, it sometimes helps to provide clarity. If I'm working on a task that is a bit daunting or causing a problem, the 15-min. break away from the task is sometimes just what I need. When I get back to my desk, I'm able to revisit the issue and generally resolve it quickly. I'm not the only one that thinks that as one of the other ladies has stated that as well.

We can't, for some reason, get her to understand that or even try. She complains about how active I am (I post my daily workout and step-count on Facebook) and she doesn't understand how I get it all in. Well, I make it a part of my day. It is on my daily to do list, as TeeTee_71 stated the other day on her blog, herself is her most prized possession! I couldn't agree more and I make taking care of self something I do daily.

One way I do so are the walking breaks during the day.

So here are the walks I've done over the past few days:

Friday, August 7, 2009


I work half-day every Friday so here's my walk from this morning. I walked by myself because the rest of my walking buddies were off today. 'tis cool. I'm committed!


I only worked half a day yesterday so I only walked once.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

No diet for me

Personally, I don't care for the term diet. It has a negative connotation to me, and seems to a temporary thing. The reason I selected the name for this blog, Healthy Every Day, and the same for twitter is because I try to live that each day. Am I successful each day? No, but I make the effort. I try to that on a daily basis. It is not a temporary change.

My eating habits have changed 360 degrees. Not just 90 degrees or 180 degrees for a short period of time. I'm in this for the long haul Therefore, I don't use the term diet. When someone asks me if I'm on a diet I tell them no. I tell them that I'm living a healthy lifestyle and that includes healthy eating.

Some folks don't get that, but that's okay. I'm doing this for me. And that's what is important.


Another 2 walks while at work.

I'm also wearing a pedometer and those walks help boost my numbers. I really have a sedentary job where I work at a computer much of the day. Or if I'm collaborating with colleagues we're sitting at a table or the like. Therefore the walks help to get up my step count and give me energy during the day.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


2 walks at work today. The 2 walks are quite useful as they give me energy during the day.