Get Up Off of that Thing

shutterstock_191691947I didn’t get on the treadmill after work yesterday as planned, but what I did do was run up 3 flights of stairs several times during my work day. I believe that I am going to incorporate this practice into my daily work routine by trying to do it once each hour of the day. I stayed true to my planned diet and did not over eat at each meal. The results showed up this morning with an excellent morning glucose reading and lower body weight.

We may not all have a set up stairs in our work place, but if we do it is an excellent way to get up from the desk and get our motors running. Even without the stairs there are still other strategies like taking a quick paced walk for just a couple of minutes. It may not only be good for our health as many workforce specialists have agreed that breaking away from the task at hand every so often is good for mental clarity with whatever task we are working on. After sitting for so long it is good to get your blood flowing throughout your body and pushes extra oxygen to not only the brain, but all organs and systems of the body.

Just the same way I believe that success will measured in my workout routine through consistency rather than overall effort, I also believe that incorporating a daily routine of getting up and moving once an hour will prove to be extremely beneficial over the long run. So let’s Rock It in the workplace!

Blood Sugar- 86, Weight- 172.2

Treadmill- 20 Minutes

Bowflex- BACK
Pulldowns- 290 lbs – 18
Rows- 290 lbs – 18
Reverse Fly’s- 100 lbs – 18

Meals
Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- 2 Tacos, Salad
Dinner- Fish, Salad

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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9 Responses to Get Up Off of that Thing

  1. James says:

    Glad to see your blood sugar is coming down.

  2. Kelsie says:

    My dad works on the 4th floor of his office and always, always, always takes the stairs – which ends up being a lot of exercise since he has to run down to the first floor pretty often! It’s little habits like that that truly make a person’s lifestyle healthy. Keep up the good work!

  3. Lety C says:

    I think that is a great idea! I live on the 3rd floor of a building and I’ve been using the stairs for almost 4 years now, except when carrying groceries. I go up and down faster than on the elevator!

  4. Tessa says:

    I live in a 2 floor house and my room is upstairs and I have to come down to eat or do laundry or leave the house. I get my use of the stairs in even if I don’t walk everyday.

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