Well, yesterday was my first day on my resolution to take the stairs at work. And today it really sunk in, to the point where I was counting steps.
102 steps. That not really so bad. I didn't count the place where I go down one curb step and then up one curb step.
I think this might be easier next month, but I'll keep at it. Next month hopefully I won't have to lug quite as much stuff with me every morning.
Usually I have my lunch and my purse, which are heavy enough. I need to switch purses soon. I'm carrying one right now that I got as a gift from my folks. It's by a company called Big Buddha and it looks like leather but is made out of veggie-friendly materials.
I tried to find a pic online, but no luck after a minute of searching. Anyway, I like it a lot, but it is so big that it's really hard to find anything inside of it. I may switch back to my standby Vera Bradley purse that I love. I'm not at all a "purse" person. I mean, I always carry one, but I'm not very fashion-conscious or trendy. I usually like Coach purses, but my favorite is a little too small and a little too springy to carry right now. But my Vera Bradley was a gift from my bro and sister-in-law a couple years ago and it's just the right size and it's brown and simple.
Anyway, right now I'm also carrying my yoga change-of-clothes bag. Back when I first started my month of yoga in November, I posted a packing list, and I've got it down to a science now. Little things like remembering a comb to go with the elastic to pull back my hair are a given. And I leave the bag with my towel in the car, so I only bring the clothes change bag into work (and then I can put my jewelry in it and keep it secure in my trunk).
But that's still a lot of stuff to carry up 102 flights, especially adding the bulk of a winter coat.
But so far so good on that resolution! And I've been integrating 4 Chinese words/phrases into my daily vocabulary -- how are you, where, what, why. And today I'm going to add "how many".