03/24/2017

I have been working at a new job in Draper for about 6 weeks now and it is actually one that I think I would be okay staying at for a long while.
I may die at this job and that’s okay.
I don’t necessarily fit in, but that’s okay too.

I don’t work out and this company has a full, huge gym in the building.
But one thing that I do while at work that just seems to baffle everyone is I like to walk up and down the stairs. My work has 4 floors and 6 flights of stairs and I try to go and walk up and down those stairs a few times a day.
Right now my goal is 5 times a day, because I have watched my Fitbit and one time up and down is 250 steps. So, if I were to go up and down 5 times in a day, it would be a 1000 steps. Which is a nice portion when you have a Fitbit. Also, I read online that walking up 3 flights of stairs burns 15 calories, so if I were to do it 5 times a day, I would have burned 150 extra calories without working out or putting on special shoes. In fact, it only takes me about 3 and a half minutes to walk up and down the stairs one time.
So far I have only been able to fit in doing it 4 times a day, but that still is 120 calories and pretty good in my opinion.
My goal would be to work up to being able to walk up and down the stairs twice in a row, which if I could do that 5 times a day, it would end up being 300 calories.

It is a bit lost on my coworkers though and the other people who work in this building.
There have been a couple of times when I have been walking up and down the stairs and someone will hold the door for me on a particular level. Sometimes I will be polite and go through the door and then wait til they walk away to go back to the stairwell.
Most of the time I will just smile and tell them it’s not might floor. I’ve had a couple of people look at me like I am the most weird person and say:

So, you’re just walking up and down the stairs?

Yep. I am that weird.
I walk up and down the stairs.
There have been a couple other times where it feels a little uncomfortable, like when I walk up to my desk afterwards all out of breath and it seems like I got that way from just two flights of stairs to the second floor.
Or I just imagine the people walking past seeing this chubby, out of breath girl trying to smile at them as she walks up the stairs.
Oh Well.
I usually don’t get crazy out of breath until I am on the last flight, funnily enough.

I have actually seen some benefit to this already in that my legs have been killing my all week just from walking up and down the stairs. The other night our puppy kept running over my calves when I was kneeling next to the bed and I about killed him.
Other than that, it makes me feel productive in some way without having to put forth the full effort of working out.
I have been trying to be more reasonable with myself and build up to certain goals. Like I switch my Fitbit daily goal from 10,500 steps to 5,500. 10,500 is awesome and I probably should be doing that, but I have yet to achieve it consistently and I would rather work up to it and give myself good, reachable goals that become indifferent to the goal because it’s too high.

Anyways, I walk up and down the stairs at work and people think I’m weird.

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This Working Out Thing

I used to be a pretty fit person, once upon a time. I wasn’t skinny, obviously I fall into that category of people who haven’t been skinny. But I was pretty fit. I could run for long periods of time and I was pretty toned/muscular.

Well, I have been dieting for the past few….forever. Anyways, I have gotten pretty skinny, but the only problem is I don’t work out. So if suddenly someone chases me, I’m screwed. I can’t even run a little bit.

So one of my Resolutions like most people is to start working out again. Another was to be able to run a mile without getting too worn out, which is hard when you are out of shape.
I decided before I start running though, it would be better if I did some toning exercises on my legs and body, instead of just trying to build up that muscle by running.

Well anyways, I worked out yesterday and my legs feel like they are going to fall off. They hurt when I walk, run, sit and dance. That’s ridiculous. Supposedly that’s a good thing, that I worked muscle that I normally don’t. But it doesn’t feel like a good thing.

Another one of my resolutions is to think about running a marathon. Last year a lot of people I knew ran marathons, so I figured there must be something to that. But I don’t really want to do one right now. So my resolution is just think about it. Cause positive thoughts leads to actions and with the way this is going, in about 5 years I might actually sign up for one.
I’m okay with that.

That is all.