Have you seen these?
It’s a Fitbit. I bought mine when I was doing Walk in her shoes. I loved it. I raved about it, told everyone I knew they needed to get one. And then the minute I’d completed the challenge I stopped wearing it. Crazy.
I obviously need rules and challenges to keep me going. So I’m returning back to the 10K a day expectation. The Fitbit is fantastic as it records steps, calories and it can also tell when you’re climbing stairs. My girlfriend Leah has told me to download “My fitness Pal” which is happening as I type. I’ll let you know what it’s like after I’ve played with it for a couple of days.
I have never been as sedentary as I have in Doha. With the current heat, going for a walk means going somewhere air-conditioned. There’s no ducking out to do a quick couple of laps around the block, which means having to don the gym clothes and hitting the treadmill.
Or does it?
I was solo parenting yesterday as G was on his way back from London. This meant it was impossible to go to the gym (kids aren’t allowed). So I hit the stairs in our house. Up and down, 50 times in all.
Steps Walked: The Fitbit was on the charger so I can’t give you an exact amount, but I reckon 50 times up and down the stairs is better than I can’t go to the gym because I’m solo parenting.
How Much Water: 8 big glasses. I need to invest in one of those monster water bottles. How many litres a day do you think is about right?
Skinny Face Moment: I halved my breakfast and when G came home with the Godiva chocolates from the flight I ate one and saved the other one for later. (I usually inhale them both on sight.) Small steps.
Fat Face Moment: G arrived home with a box that looked like one of those cute little chinese takeaway boxes you see in the states. He was beaming with pride when he handed it over. It was FULL of Lindts chocolate balls they were giving away in the lounge. My husband is my enabler. He loves his food as much as I do, and I can say hand on heart that he really doesn’t give a flying flock of seagulls as to how much I weigh. This is beautiful and gorgeous and exactly why I love him. But it’s not all that good for me. Anyone else in the same position?
Time spent online: Oh dear. Well, I spent the morning yesterday learning how to set up a WordPress blog (this one). But in the afternoon I put the computer away, right away. I realized that one of my online habits is if the kids don’t need me I’ll automatically jump online. Eg. they were all busy playing and my first thought was to go and grab my laptop. Yesterday I made them play with me, puzzles and pictionary filled our afternoon.
Can I just say how pleased I am that you guys are here with me. I’ve started a little Facebook page so we all talk to each other, it’s over on the right hand side of the page if you want to give it a like.
Have you had any Fat Face Skinny Face moments this weekend? Any tips you’d like to offer?