Yesterday was a day.
I woke up about an hour late because my alarm didn't go off (I think the alarm is something that the kids can mess with when my phone is locked). I couldn't run because it was pouring rain and my treadmill is stuck at the 15% incline and even if it wasn't, there was a sweet family sleeping in my basement. Ina forgot her lunch on the bus. I completely forgot to send a mask with either kid (thankful for the bus driver and teacher who saved us!).
I did, however, muster up enough might to complete Lexi's HIIT workout in the garage.
Dan and I spent the evening with door to door sales men, who made their way into our house and even though I had sincere interest in their product I just wanted to not be having that conversation, particularly during dinner time (I made Korean beef bowls with roasted broccoli).
I had a great work day - no complaints work-wise, but the trade off for that was when I went to bed yesterday I only had 9,000 steps for the entire day. Before my new job, a normal day for me was close to twice that, if not more, so I could barely believe the number when I looked at my watch.
I am proud of and happy about my newfound focus and resolve to concentrate, and therefore stay still, at work. I understand that while I am in a deep learning mode I might have to be a little more sedentary, but I am not OK with that degree of tradeoff. A few solutions/compromises I have thought of:
- Eating lunch while working and using my "lunch time" to go on a 30 minute walk.
- Walking around my office (or even outside?) during meetings (this would work if our meetings weren't video calls, which many are, and if I don't need to take notes during the meetings, which I often need to)
- Going up and down the steps twice anytime I use them - just to add a little extra.
- Assessing my steps at the end of the workday and if less than 10K, going on a walk with the girls and Dan (weather permitting, of course).
- Setting up a treadmill desk, although I don't know how well I could focus on my work while walking.