Something clicked in my head during inktober month… If I could produce 31 sketch card pieces in 10 minutes a day, could I affect another change? While I am not making excuses, the last three years have been hard and I’ve not been taking care of myself as I should have been.
My job as a Web Designer, and my after work hobby as an Indie Creator, Writer, Publisher, Artist all lead to a more sedentary lifestyle. Which means the most exercise I get is moving from desk chair, to well… desk chair.
I am as they say suffering from Shatner spread, I am overweight and things I used to find easy I now find harder to do. I get overheated quicker, my blood pressure ain’t great and my back starts hurting if I stand for longer than 10 minute at a time… It is time to change this, and that is what #daily10 is about.
Ripples Not Waves
I’m in an odd place, I’ve blown both my knees (with the left worse than the right) and I have a narrowing of the spine – so I have to watch the impact level of exercise or I could quite literally find myself on my back unable to move for two to three days. This is why I choose a moderate-form of fitness impact by walking.
The recommend level of exercise (or cardio movement) is 30 minutes a day, my #daily10 is a third of that straight away. We burn about 1500 calories a day just sitting around and anything we burn on top of that with movement etc is a bonus. Because in the end the secret of weight-loss is regular exercise and burning more calories than you eat. (I now tick both boxes)
My #daily10 is a ripple… I walk the dog at night which adds another 30 minutes on top of that, in the average day I move around the Office another 20 minutes which means I break the recommend 30 and add another 30 on top of that (which Google Fit recommends I do)
This isn’t about drastic change, but about increments of improvement… 0.01% adds up.
My Weight As Of November 3, 2015 Is 260lbs
To see how the #daily10 works through the month I am making a record of my weight in this blog, which is 260lbs (not good, eh?), at the end of November I hope to see some improvement on this (I will just have to be smart about Thanksgiving choices).
Evolution Not Revolution
I am aware that I will never have the body of my youth, but I want to be around a little longer to see my kids grown up, and well have kids (I hope). The decision to make that happen though is down to me and moderate exercising is a good choice to make this happen. I hope you join me on the #daily10, #fit10 or #lunch10 (what ever you want to call it) challenge. Lets get fitter together!