Workout Wednesday: December 11

Exercising with Good Housekeeping by Kevin Dooley via Flickr

My newest exercise obsession is mall walking. TCB and I head to one of our many large, local shopping malls after breakfast on Sunday and walk at least one lap of every square inch. We sometimes stop at stores that catch our eye and sometimes not. (We usually do, especially this time of year.) It makes a really nice change from solitary power walking and is something both of us enjoy, so it contributes to our happy marriage, too. Bonuses!

What did I do this week?
Wednesday – 2.9 mile walk around the neighborhood (15,162 steps)
Thursday – 2.92 mile walk around the neighborhood in the morning plus four laps on the walking path at work (18,491 steps)
Friday – Four laps on the walking path at work, plus Pilates Reformer class (15,961 steps)
Saturday – An hour on the treadmill at the gym and nothing else (11,911 steps)
Sunday – 2.68 mile walk in the neighborhood, mall walking, plus Pilates Reformer class (16,437 steps)
Monday – Four laps on the walking path at work (11,833 steps)
Tuesday – 3.49 mile walk in the neighborhood plus three laps on the walking path at work (20,501 steps)

Another contributing factor to my increased step count is that I’ve got Outlook reminders set for 55 minutes after every hour that I’m at work, to remind me to get up and walk a lap on the inside of our building. On a good day, that’s at least eight laps. Not only is it good for my physical fitness but I’m sure it will help with the eye strain I sometimes get when we get crazy at work and I never, ever leave my desk and laptop.

What is your favorite way to get some healthy exercise in during the hectic holidays?

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