One year ago this week, FedEx delivered my treadmill desk and while I didn’t start seriously trying to lose weight for another ten weeks, this desk inspired me to start exercising regularly. After walking and working for two months, I was ready to commit to losing weight in 2013.
Most days, Monday through Friday, I walk at least one hour and on many days over two hours while working. Initially, I only walked while talking to students on the phone since I found it difficult to grade work or answer email while walking. However, by January the only tasks I found impossible to complete while walking were writing with a paper and pencil and drinking water. I solved the water problem by simply using a straw, but I still can’t write…at least not if I want to read it later.
Thanks, John, for a wonderful early birthday gift that motivated me to get into better shape and in turn motivated you as well.
No weight loss this week, but at least I’ve held steady…still working on the last five pounds.