I worked out in the morning(early enough so that I didn't miss the Thanksgiving Day parade) just in case I needed to add an extra workout in the evening. After my workout I only accumulated 5000 or so steps so I knew a workout was in my future.
When we returned home after dinner I watched a couple of shows and at 10 decided to start sweating. I tried a new workout with EA More Active and enjoyed it. But when I checked my pedometer I wasn't very close to 10,000 steps. I did an additional step workout - burning calories and tons of steps. To put this in perspective, I was running and stepping so hard that my husband came to check and see what all the commotion was. After the first 10 minute segment I checked my steps and realized that my pedometer was NOT moving!
I'd literally been working out for an hour and the pedometer was NOT registering my steps. At that point I decided that burning 1000 calories working out probably equates to 10,000 steps and more likely than not, after 5 workouts I probably went over my goal.
You can imagine I was whipped after all of this working out. I spent Friday lounging and napping on and off during the day. My husband had a laugh at my pedometer failure and I got in some well needed rest. I am also happy to say that I did my workouts- I got an hour in!
Now I am going to stop focusing on steps and just make sure I get in my workouts. I think that is the safest way for me to keep my health and sanity!