Day 21: How to wear out the floor in your living room.

Day 20

So. Many. Laps.

By 8pm, I was barely at 10,000 steps; and that was AFTER I walked the dog. Walking 5,000 steps worth of laps around my living room was decidedly not fun, but I hit my goal. By the end of this challenge, there’s going to be a worn in track from my pacing around the couch in my living room. But hey, my step goal success streak is now up to eight days! Woo hoo!


I logged my meals again yesterday too. Total calories: 1,658. I didn’t skip dinner this time, but I was definitely more cognizant of what I chose to eat throughout the day. That’s the thing with logging your food – even if you’re not trying to change how you eat, you can’t help but make different choices once you’re forced to log each and every bite you take. I’m not purposely trying to eat less, but by logging my food, I’m forced to pay attention to portion sizes and to measure the things I eat so I can log them correctly. I can’t just sit on the couch with a bag of chips, I need to portion it out by servings so I can record it in MyFitnessPal. It seems that, unintentionally, that extra step cuts down on how much I end up eating overall; which isn’t a bad thing. Eating over 2,000 calories a day for a person my size is asking for weight gain.

Final step count: 15,093

Day 21

I have another “fun-filled” day of work and errands ahead of me. I really don’t want to end up having to walk laps around my couch again for another half hour at bedtime, so I need to work harder to keep moving throughout the day. Hopefully, taking the train into Tokyo today instead of driving will help me rack up some steps.

I also intend to hit the gym for my second Strong workout as soon as I hit “publish” on this post. I’m not in the mood to workout, but I know I should do it. What is it smarter people say? You only regret the workouts you don’t do? Something like that.

Current step total: 361

Current step goal streak: 8 days
Previous step goal streak: 1 day
Longest step goal streak: 6 days

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