Aaron’s word of inspiration this week is resolution.
If you happened to read my post on my hopes for 2021, you’ll know that one of those hopes was to improve my fitness. I purchased a fitbit and have been using it every since it arrived.
It has helped quite a bit! I’m drinking more water (because you can track it), trying to sleep better (because you can track it), walking more (because you can track it), doing more exercise and watching my heart rate (because you can track it!) Basically anything I can imput in, or that it tracks on it’s own, I am doing because I have an addictive personality and this is my new addiction!
When I got my fitbit I had wanted to start walking everyday and had thought that once the holidays were over I’d be walking to and from work every day which would help in those daily steps! But alas, I am still teaching from home and will be for at least the next four weeks. So my daily walking didn’t really happen.
And now we are on stay-at-home orders. Which still lets us go out for exercise, but still. The government is saying to stay at home and I feel the need to be responsible and lazy and stay at home 😀
Except this week. I had a step challenge with some coworkers of mine. One of them is the gym teacher and she usually gets between 20,000 – 25,000 steps every day! YES EVERY DAY! Since they can’t have gym inside, she takes the kids out for walks. I was intimidated! I thought that I’d lose! AND I HATE TO LOSE!
So I started walking every morning. Just a quick 20-minute loop around the block. It adds about 2,000 steps depending on how fast I go!
Out of the three of us, the gym teacher came in last LOL which is so shocking! From her determination on challenges with other teachers, I thought she’d be on her treadmill every single day! But nopes.
I was first, with 27, 260 steps for the whole week. Sometimes I feel like it wasn’t fair because I had to go to the library and I don’t have a car so I have to walk. Even if I take the bus, there’s still a fair bit of walking involved. And I also went grocery shopping Friday afternoon. Again, no car so I’m walking. Granted, it’s a 2 minute walk from my house to the front of the store but still! That adds in some steps!! I didn’t go for my morning walk on Thursday though, so the grocery trip just balanced that out.
The second place went to the JK teacher at my school, she got 24, 266! Just under 3,000 less than me. If I hadn’t gone grocery shopping we would have been so close!
And then the gym teacher with 16,330.
I think we are going to do it again this week! It’s only Monday to Friday which is good because I slept wrong last night and my whole left side of my neck is stiff and sore and currently slathered in vicks, wrapped in a towel trying to get some heat infused into it. Myself and the JK teacher are already logged into the challenge. I don’t have any trips to the library this week, so it’s anybody’s guess who will win!
How are your resolutions coming this year?