If you’re thinking this is some sort of confessional post, you’d be wrong. I’m not sure I could even eat 14 donuts
, but it might be fun to try!
According to Daily Mile, I have exercised away the equivalent of 14 donuts over the past two weeks:
I’m not sure how they calculate that, or whether it’s frosted donuts or plain old cake donuts or if they’re with or without sprinkles. The point is…it’s a fairly useless statistic since I didn’t have any donuts to burn. Fortunately, that’s not the only statistic they offer–far from it. Since my goal is 30-45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise six days each week (or 3-4.5 hours total), that’s the number I’m interested in.
I had thought I was meeting my goal, but this way of tracking has shown me that I’m actually exceeding it, averaging almost 5 hours each week. (Go, me!) I love my little paper tracking notebook, but I’m enjoying this wee bit of technology mixed in for fun!
My old computer was so old it had a 3.5″ disk drive on it. The processor was sluggish, the USB ports weren’t compatible with several newer devices, the CD drive no longer worked, and the video card was shot. It was definitely time for an update! Since I have to raid the savings account to pay for my oral surgery, I thought I might as well tag this onto the bill. A good sale, combined with a coupon and gift card, combined with a tax-free weekend meant this was the time to take the plunge! Now, I have to find a terabyte of stuff to put on here.
Oh, and that white cord plugged into the USB is charging my updated iphone. I had an antique 2G, which I purchased as a reward for passing the 75-pounds lost mark in March 2008. (Some of you were enablers in that decision! ) Well, I found out I could trade the sluggish 2G in for ~$50–almost exactly what a new 3G costs! You know what this means, don’t you? The upgrade was F-R-E-E! ::happy sigh:: And in the long run, this may actually save me money as this model qualifies for a reduced data charge structure. I have to investigate that some more.
So along with exercise, yard work, and other stuff, a good part of my weekend was spent in these prep/acquisition/installation activities. I’ve still got to install a few software packages, update others, and generally get the feel of this new toy. It’s a lot of work, but well worth it in the end.
I hope you had an awesome (and less expensive) weekend! Are you using technology to help you in your quest for greater fitness?