Well, Monday will mark the one year anniversary of working with my treadmill desk, so I thought it would be appropriate to do a bit of an update here! Yes, I’m still using it, so I guess that’s a minor victory right there! There’s something to be said for redesigning your whole working space so the only thing you can do is stand or walk; it really does kind of force the situation a little.
That being said, in recent months I’ve started having a little pain in my left foot, I think it is a nerve issue (arch supports are helping a bit) so that has cut back the time I’ve spent walking each day in the fall.
Despite that, and despite spending a lot of time working outside on my laptop during the summer, I’ve still managed to log a grand total of 1844 kilometers while working!
I think I originally had plans of hitting 2000 miles in a year, and it seems I’ve fallen short of 2000 kilometers, which is significantly less, but at the end of the day, WHO CARES? I’ve still moved an additional 1844 kilometers I never would have, while working, and I’m pretty pleased with that overall.
If you look at it in terms of calories, apparently I’ve burned a grand total of 175,513 calories! That’s quite a lot.
Weight wise, I have managed to lose 10 pounds from my starting weight, though for a while I was down lower than that. My average over the whole year was 209 pounds, and I’m 210 today, and started at 220. So most of the weight came off pretty early. Keep in mind we’ve just cleared Christmas, with all the extra food associated! I’m hoping to take another dip here shortly.
Overall health wise, I know I’ve got more stamina and my cardiovascular system is in much better shape than if I’d just been sitting on my butt this past year. A few weeks ago I was up on a ski mountain, walking around with a friend. The lower level of oxygen was getting to him, and he was puffing quite a bit, but I never noticed it. My theory is that the constant walking has made a difference for me.
So there you have it, that’s what I did this past year. Now, it’s your turn! Make that story your own in 2013!