Monday, March 17, 2008

10,000 Steps

Remember in my effort to declutter the body, I wanted to try to get the recommended 10,000 daily steps? Well, before the fall, it actually happened. I kept getting close most days averaging between 7,000-8,000 steps. Of course I haven't hit 10,000 steps since then because my fitness routine was shot due to the injuries and my body's recovery time. The fall really got me back to that place where I was tired all the time. Everything hurt. Even things that I didn't bump or bruise in the fall.
I stepped on the scale this morning and was surprised to see my weight up. I do tend to fluctuate through the day or sometimes over a period of days. I'm also surprised at the amount of swelling my body has been going through lately. My socks actually indent my cankles. My feet look like they're just dangling from the leg with almost no ankles. What's weird is that it's more prominent in my right ankle than my left. The swelling gets bad enough that I can't wear my wedding rings most days. Most people have to drink loads of caffeine to get this kind of swelling. It just takes one soda for me. My thyroid is being a pain in my ass (and has also cause the spread of the aforementioned ass).

I'm tired of the swelling, and though I can't cut out the sodas cold turkey, I am going to start back on my routine tomorrow. It's back to keeping track of everything in this:

When I went to Barnes & Nobles, they had so many of these journals to choose from. I picked this one because it had pages for goals, food tracking, weight tracking, exercise tracking, and a few other things. I really love it.

I'm also going to put on the pedometer and try for those 10, 000 steps per day.

I haven't done my belly dancing workouts either. :( So I really need to start back, and throw pilates into the mix as well. The treadmill is having some belt issues, but I need to sort them out. Maybe I just use that as an excuse....

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