Last week was a busy one. I did not get my steps in most days, and I barely averaged over 10,000 per day even with some really good days.
One bad thing about using a step counter is it can make me feel like any workouts that don't involve steps, like strength training or Spinning, are a waste of time even though they are really very good for me. The whole point of getting it was for me to incorporate more little bits of activity into my day, not to push running to the exclusion of all else.
I really only do one strength workout a week right now, a Pilates Circuit class on Saturdays. It's not really just Pilates -- we use the Reformer, but we also use kettlebells and other weights, body weight, and other Pilates equipment like the Cadillac and the stability chair. This week I was the only one who went, so the instructor gave me a lot of feedback and cues. She commented a lot on far I had come since I started.
Yesterday was kind of a lost day. We had a big ceremony on campus with Mass beforehand, and I went to both. It meant I was on campus in my regalia from 10:15 to 4:30 -- a lot of standing and sitting but not a lot of walking. I enjoyed seeing al couple of former students at the reception afterward. When I got home I was wiped out, and we went out to dinner at one of those gourmet burger places.
I'm hoping this week will be a little less crazed. I have two small tasks to do for my portfolio, and then I can turn it in almost a month early. I'm hoping this means that it will get some extra attention from my program director and dean, who are supposed to review it, write letters, and then send it along.
Today I have a lot of grading and prep work to do for classes, but I'm going to hit the gym first so I don't miss my workout.
Monday: Spinning class
Tuesday: 20 minutes of running
Friday: 20 minutes running
Saturday: Pilates Circuit
Sunday: No workout