THD Wednesday Challenge: Take A Walk

It’s that time again! Time for another Wednesday Challenge. This week, take a couple of minutes each hour, 10am-5pm, and take a short walk. 200 steps each hour is the goal, but you don’t have to be exact. A two minute walk should get you there. Take a short break from your desk and do a lap or two around the office, or step outside for some fresh air.  THD Wednesday Challenge

Staring at a computer screen all day can be draining. Taking short breaks to stretch your legs and your brain, can refresh and rejuvenate you, making you more alert and productive. Enjoy the short breather!

As always, check in with us through our Twitter hashtag #THDWednesdayChallenge to let us know how you are doing.  Zee (@zeethd) and Suze (@suzethd) will be there!  And you can join us on Facebook too!

We look forward to seeing you!


Suze’s Status (6/12/12)

Status: Gained…A LOT!
Mood: Frustrated but using this as motivation

So today was the 4 week mark when I was supposed to get back on the scale and begin counting calories again. As a recap, my plan was to work out 5-6 times a week and eat healthy, but not count calories. I failed on both ends. I can’t say I didn’t pay attention to what I ate, because I’m confident I was fully engaged when I was eating Frito Scoops with french onion soup dip. I was also fully aware when I was mixing up mojitos, mint juleps, and Lynchburg lemonades. But I slacked. I wasn’t accountable for my calories so I cheated. I should’ve known it wouldn’t work because that is precisely how I tried and failed to lose weight in the past.

It takes work to measure everything out so you can account for the calories. It’s tedious and a pain. But what I learned is that it works. I’m not going to eat half a bag of Fritos with dip when I know I have to write that down for Zee and anyone else on SparkPeople to see. Read the rest of this entry »

Suze’s Status (6/7/12)

Status: No weigh-in until next week
Mood: Determined

Zee and I had a great walk at a local wildlife sanctuary on Saturday. Although, she did have to remind me a few times to walk instead of looking at all the fauna and flora. But we saw deer, groundhogs (see pic), frogs, toads, and some amazing views in general. And we still ended up with a decent time even though our other friend, who is older and in better shape than us, was not with us to keep us moving at a fast pace. She was running a 10K. I could be bitter about that, but I’m proud of her….and us for walking even though she wasn’t there to keep us accountable.

I’ve come to realize a few things about myself. While I still want to lose more weight, that is becoming less motivation for me on its own. It’s not that I’m happy with the weight I’m at, it’s more that even at 219 pounds (what I weighed at the last weigh in), I weigh less than I have in many, many years. Of course, if I pop back up above 220, I’ll probably be remotivated! Haha!

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