These feet Are Made for Walking!

After my first Jenny Craig consultation I made a decision to set a goal of taking 10,000 steps daily. That is equivalent to about 5 miles and I think with the exercise that I am doing and making a conscious effort to walk more I will make the goal - even on Turkey Day.

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!


strokeofliving said…
I congratulate you again on your weight goal. However I forgot to congratulate you on your NaBloPoMo as well. Monday you'll have reached your goal of blogging everyday for a month. Loud applause!!
1stopmom said…
This sounds like a good plan :) The whole pedometer thing sounds so much like something that would happen to me. I want to get in shape myself. I think I will use you for a little motivation.
Anonymous said…
heh. It was broken.
Are you sure you're not already getting in 10,000 chasin Mekhi?
Ms. Bar B: said…
I think that's what its all about. Trying out new methods until you find one that works for you. Congrats on getting back in the game. I'm right behind you.
Funny story. I'm so anxious to start working out again. I get clearance at the end of the week. I've got 5lbs left to pre-preg, and I need to firm up.
Fresh Mommy said…
OMG, now THAT's a way to make sure to get a workout in. Equipment FAIL!! LOL At least you had a good day to rest afterward. :)
Quiskaeya said…
I know I would have been kicking that pedometer for sure! All that hard peddling and it had the audacity to not work...hmmph. lol

I tried those pumpkin pancakes on Thanksgiving and they were a hit. They were so yummy :)

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