Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Baby steps

A concept I am trying to learn.

I have this mind set that if you are going to do something, then go all the way.  This isn't always possible, which is why I give up so often.

Exercise being one of them.  I either go full force, just about killing myself, or none at all.  My nutritionist told me, "little steps".  "10 minutes a day is all I ask in the beginning".  I can't seem to wrap my mind around that.  I hear others say, "Ah, 10 minutes, that isn't gonna do a thing for you!"  And I listen to them!  I wasn't getting the picture that the 10 minutes was to work on getting me up to 15 mins...then 20 and so forth.  (whew, I'm bright) lol

So today I started this new regiment.   First, it's hotter then 40 hells here in the south.  Walking around outside right now is out of the question.   I am sure I would resemble Scarlett O'hara after working in the field.  Not a good image (or smell) for my work environment.  So I had another one of my brilliant ideas. :) We have 3 stairs cases in our building.  One on each end and then one center way.  Soooo, I go down stair case 1 on one end, up stair case 2 on the other end, down the middle case, up stair case 1, down stair case 2 and back up the middle case.  :)  Took a little less then 10 mins.  We have two 15 min breaks a day, so I am going to do this on each break.  It was tough today.....whew.  (and I have only done the rounds once today....ha ha)  I figure as I can speed up, I might go for 2 rounds on each break.


  1. Baby steps Baby Girl. Starting the first week or two once a day is quite sufficient. I love you and your stammina though if you think you can do two a day go for it, but please don't get burnt out and frustraighted. I love you.

  2. Thank you sis. I am working on learning it. I forgot to do it on my second break. I was up to my eyeballs in work. :)