Pedometer, day 2

Don’t worry, I’m not planning to write about my pedometer every day of Boeing on the Move, but I couldn’t think of a better title for today’s post. I didn’t go to the gym today so I had to rely on walking alone to reach my goal of 10,000 steps. I remembered to bring my leftover pumpkin soup with me for lunch so instead of walking somewhere to buy food at noon, I walked to the nearby gas station to buy a diet soda. It would have been cheaper to get a soda from one of the machines in my work area, but it was well worth the extra 50 cents to add 3000 steps to my daily total. Then when I got home after work I parked my car in front of the house and walked over to Target to get some whole wheat pasta for dinner. By the time I got back home my accumulated step count for the day was over 10,000 so I was very happy. Right now my pedometer says I’ve taken 11,832 steps and the day isn’t even over. I have learned not to underestimate how many steps I take while making dinner and doing chores! Dan and I have been eating much healthier lately, but I get tired of salads when we have them for dinner too often. So tonight I made some whole wheat spaghetti with brown butter sauce (including shallots, garlic, sage, and Parmesan cheese). It’s really delicious. Unfortunately I was trying to do too many things at once and accidentally dumped the entire box of pasta on the kitchen floor. I just stood there and stared at the mess for a few seconds, pondering the depths of my clumsiness, before I started cleaning it up. I was able to salvage enough spaghetti for tonight’s dinner, but the rest was a total loss. It went straight into the trash. Luckily it only cost about a dollar, but I hate being wasteful. I was hoping to make some tomato sauce for another meal this week, but I’ll have to go back to Target and buy another box of spaghetti to make it a complete meal. Dan hasn’t gotten home from work yet, but it’s almost 9 PM so I need to start getting ready for bed. I’m planning to go to spinning class at 6 AM tomorrow morning so I have to lay out my workout clothes and back my gym bag before I go to sleep. I’m dying to know how many steps an hour of spinning equates to, but the Boeing on the Move website crashed today so I wasn’t able to find out. I guess I’ll keep trying to reach my 10,000 step count goal without relying on my pinning class. I’m doing well so far, but it’s only day two. Day three here I come!