Attempting balance

I have been offline a while…but it was a plan, and necessary.  I needed to step back and re-evaluate, regain perspective and remember why I was doing this in the first place and not be so obsessive about blogging (I had seriously let other more important things slide). I had already come to realize that I had strayed from my original intent, but gaining 20 pounds from too much sitting that was the final straw.  I immediately stopped cold and started looking for an answer. I found one, but it wasn’t cheap and it took time to get it. Ta da! My Lifespan Treadmill Desk! (For more details, Amazon is a good place to go, but I bought direct from the manufacturer.)

Lifespan walking treadmill desk

Lifespan walking treadmill desk

I have learned that the only way that I will change/do something hard is to put myself in a position where I can only do the right thing. So I eliminated a seating area in my living room and put in this walking desk and set up a complete work area. It is fully adjustable and is as solid as a rock, goes from 0.5 to 4.0 mph, and as I am typing I am walking 2.0 mph. I sometimes take a break and crank up the tunes and speed up (now walking 2.8 mph), just stand if I need to (harder on my feet), or slow down if necessary. For special situations I take the laptop to the couch and sit, but it is (deliberately) less convenient and comfortable. There is Bluetooth from the treadmill to my computer and I can then upload the data to an online site to keep track of my walking stats.

It is convenient because I won’t walk in the rain/snow/ice (we get enough of that around here). If the living room allowed for turning it to face the TV it would be even better, but no luck, so I just listen to it a bit more than watch it.

No comment yet on walking/weight loss progress. Later, maybe.

In the meantime, I am going to look at scheduling when I blog. I also plan to return to doing it more for me. I may update this post on those points, but for now I have other things I must do and will do them, but since much of it involves paper shuffling (see the mess on the desk?) I will be walking no more than a more leisurely 1-1.2 mph.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. justhappeneduponthis
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 10:08:23

    Glad you are back to some blogging. Let there be no panic about the frequency of it. It jars me when some bloggers apologize for “having missed a few day’ entries”. But when that inner light goes on about something helpful or redeeming, get to that keyboard! You seem to focus on the heartfelt and not on some collection of “me,me,me…” Good work.


    • Lloyd's of Rochester
      Jun 02, 2013 @ 23:55:50

      Good to hear from you! I will be slowly picking back up, but attempting to remember that excellent wisdom “to thine own self be true.” Daughter just graduated high school Saturday, but associated events are amazingly frequent and time consuming so I am mindful of your observation about unnecessary apologies and will just return to the dance like I hadn’t been gone long.


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