Working @ 100 Calories Per Hour
I was so excited to start working at my new treadmill desk station this morning! I started out with a challenge for myself - I wanted to walk 8 miles the first day.
I began the day by setting the speed at 2 miles per hour while I read through some emails (no typing necessary during this time). I quickly realized I was going to wear myself out at that speed, so I slowed down and tried a variety of speeds. I found that 1.4 MPH was about the best, even though not as fast as I wanted to go.
My treadmill has a USB port and came with a flash drive. I set up my account with LifeSpan and figured out how to sync the data, which I can do once a day or once a week or whenever I want. For me, this is important. I need to track my progress so I can challenge myself to do more and feel that I've been successful over time.
At the end of the day I didn't quite reach my goal. I logged just over 6 miles. I guess I could push myself to finish the last 2 tonight, but I might give myself a break. It was my first day after all. Tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to hit the 8 mile goal. And, I'm tired! I think I will sleep well tonight!