A Sarcastic Chemist's Extreme Weight Loss Chronicle

A chronicle of the journey I am taking to become healthy.

Day 142-Exercise


I’m getting settled into my new job and my new apartment. I just got back from my first ever business trip, I went to Philadelphia. A very strange city, they have either the blandest names, like I saw a dry cleaners whose name was Dry Cleaners and a storage facility named Extra Space. I should have had some inclination about this considering their baseball team is “The Phillies”. But then they had outrageous names like Chickie and Pete’s a chain restaurant in the area, and Suds liquor store.

But I digress, today I will be talking about exercise. Everyone in America knows about the benefits of exercise so I will not list them. I bought a fitness tracker the other day and I used it for the first time today. It was originally like $60, but I got it on clearance for $30 at Walgreen’s. It has an app and it syncs to my smartphone, but I can also view my progress on the tracker. It looks like a pedometer but it’s on a 24 hour cycle so you don’t have to reset it.

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I looked at it when I got home this evening and I was surprised with how much I walked today at work. I went to book club this evening and just walking there I recorded another 600 steps or 0.3 miles. I’m excited for my new gadget. I also found a workout I want to start, I found it on Pinterest and it’s a beginner’s workout that I can do at home with no equipment needed. I put a picture of the plan below and I will also post it to my Facebook page and I’ve already pinned it on Pinterest. I know I can’t do burpees and I’m not sure about push-ups, but it’s a start.

Level one exercise plan, snag a PDF download of this routine on my blog.:

Like I had mentioned I had book club tonight, I never got around to posting the last book we read so I’m going to have 2 for you tonight, and one pending. Sorry I know I’m slacking on my posting.

We just finished “Without you, there is no us” by Suki Kim about her time teaching English at a university in North Korea. It was an easy read and quite heart breaking knowing the hardships of North Koreans. The next book for Discourse in the Digital Age  is “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson it was written in 1992 about a virtual world inside computers, the lead character is called Hiro Protagonist, so take that as you will, but it supposedly very closely related to the cyber world we occupy today. And the next book for Schlafly book club is in my car and I forgot the title. So I will post it at a later date, probably just on the Facebook page.

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Author: Staci

My name is Staci, I am a chemist by profession. I have focused most of my time on my education and career, so now I'm getting serious about my health.

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