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Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Fitbit data is so, so very interesting. I can see clearly now that on the days I commute and work from office at my workplace, I reach my steps, burnt calories and kilometer goals.

However, when I work from my home office (or on my free days when I am not going somewhere) my numbers are ridiculously low, and far, far away from my goals.

I have been thinking about how to remedy this. One of the reasons I like to work from home is that I don't have lot of energy, and this saves me over an hour of commute time and the time it would take to do my hair and make up etc. Other reason is, that I have a shared office space, and the other people make it difficult to concentrate on one hand, and on the other I can't act as I would at home. An example of the latter is, that I can't stretch or get up as often as I would like, of use my ticking timer or read texts aloud, etc.

But maybe, since I have now restarted to walk regularly, maybe I could commit myself to daily long walk on those days I work from home. Maybe I could even start doing it in the morning. This sounds like a very sensible plan.

Of course I will continue doing my rebounding, and pilates and occasional HIIT (joints allowing), and also walking at least during my commute on the days I go to the office.

Once I took my Nordic walking poles to work with me: went there by bus and walked back home. That also felt really natural and sensible. But it does need some planning, like shoes and switching my shoulder bag to backpack. In fact I would need to purchase a new backpack, something that would be nice enough for work. Then I would feel better about taking a backback instead of shoulder bacg to work.

Another key here is, and it is glaringly obvious now, that I really need to up my effort with everyday life activity. I am just too sedentary, and it really bad on days when I am just at home.

I remember writing, not that long ago, that right now I don't have the headspace to concentrate to both being more active throughout the day and adding more actual exercising. But seeing my Fitbit data, I really have to.

I have been trying to get up more when the tracker lets me now the hour is coming up without atleast 250 steps. Some days I have been really good with this. Alas, there are still days when I ignore the vibrating reminders. And of course it is not always even possible to stop what you are doing, and get up to walk during the work day.

But, I just need to continue trying. I simply just have to get my basic activity level, even when I am just at home, at least to the similar levels as when I go to the workplace office.

Today I went to 40 minutes long walk (with Nordic walking poles). It was still icy and slippery, so I didn't get the best workput possible, but I craved to walk so much so I just went at it. Now, as soon as I finish this, I will do a pilates session. I have a video ready and chosen. Then I'll have sauna after that.

Tomorrow I'll try to either do a HIIT video or a hour long pilates + rebounding before that. I just love pilates but would need the HIIT for lowering my body fat percentage.

Tomorrow is weighting day also, let's see what the scale says. I think I have been ok this week. Exercised in some way on 5 days this week (tomorrow will be the 6th day), have included both long walk and dancing and trampoline and pilates into my routine. I have been eating pretty well. I am sure I have stayed within my calories limits, haven't eated too much, haven't eaten any treat type foods, kept my portions sized smaller that what I used to and have been remembering to add veggies and fruits. I have only bought healthy stuff.

The only not-perfect thing I ate were on one day I did a sauce for pasta from vegan mayo, so it had lot of fat. And today I plan to drink juice (100%, unsweatedorange juice) after sauna. (And of course it is a 1 liter container of juice, and I need to drink it all during the next couple of days, so it's not just one glass.) Otherwise I have eaten very well.

Ok, now it's time for pilates! Have a good weekened, everyone!
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