Mama Sonshine

thoughts from a mother of boys, a wife, a scientist and an artist

Today I will take the stairs

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So I have decided I am out of shape.

Not the ‘oh-my-god-I-am-so-fat’-so-you-pay-me-a-compliment-out-of-shape but the I-can’t-walk-up-a-flight-of-stairs-with-out-being-winded-out-of-shape.

And yes I know I just recently had a baby, five months ago.  And that is not what I am talking about either, remember 9 months on, 9 months off.

I just am not as active as I once was and it is starting to show.  I work on the sixth floor and I usually have to park on the second floor of a three floor parking garage, so this is ample opportunity to take the stairs instead of the elevator.  Plus I have to go down to third floor, and back, twice a day for lactation time.  Which means more stair time!

To make sure I am walking as much as I can during the day I have decided to make use of the Nike Fit app on my iPod Nano.

imageI took the stairs, six flights!  Maybe that was over-kill on my first day, but I did it.  I feel that I probably should have burned more than 13 calories!  OK, so it took me a while to walk from my car to my desk, and to the break room and back to my desk.  I was going a little slowly up those six flights of stairs.

HOLY COW were my legs burning at the top.  Which confirms my theory, that I am out of shape.

So from now on, I vow to take the stairs when possible.  I will also be keeping track of my steps, and hopefully it won’t take me almost 20 minutes to get to my desk in the morning.  I will also be taking ‘walking breaks’ while at work.

As you, my readers, love to hear all about my life, I will be sharing this journey with you as well.  Every single step of it.

Happy Walking

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