I guess this will just be a quarterly update, considering how long it has been since the last one.
I have now completed 2 full years of treadmill desk ownership. Year 2 did not end positively:
- Hours: 2936
- Hours/Day: 5.1
- Steps: 10,355,045
- Steps/Day: 18,040
- Calories: 637,291
- Calories/Day: 1,110
- Calories/Hr: 216
- Miles: 3426.5
- Miles/Day: 6.0
Oh, where to begin, where to begin… Well, I mentioned last time that I would be reducing walking in exchange for swimming. And for the most part, that has gone well. Between travel and schedule, I actually haven’t been to the pool for a little while now, but for many weeks I was swimming no less than every day or two.
Then I ran smack into holiday season, with lots of treats, large meals, and reduced willpower. Got lazy with exercise in general, too. Needless to say, I experienced quite the setback, as the graph clearly shows.
The trend since I was quite sick (the low point on the graph) is clearly up, and one thing that corresponds with this time frame is that I have not participated in any weight contests. Not that I was passing up opportunities; the ones I have joined previously simply weren’t available. A lot of the downward trends in the first 2/3 of this graph correspond to such contests. Fortunately a new one just started up a couple days ago. I say fortunately because I clearly have lapsed on my self-motivation for a while, so some outside motivation might do me some good.
I didn’t even match the numbers I had the first year. 300 fewer hours, almost 1 million fewer steps, and over 300 fewer miles. There really isn’t any mystery here. It has been a combination of less exercise and more food. I’m going to have to switch that around in order to get this trend going back in a good direction. Here’s to better results - and discipline - in the new year.
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