Workout Wednesday: November 27

Exercising with Good Housekeeping by Kevin Dooley via Flickr

OK, I’ll confess right up front that I haven’t been very good about keeping track of my various walking activities this week, so not a lot of detail about how I got to the step count for each day; I’ll try to do better next week!

What did I do this week?
Wednesday – 2.25 mile walk around the neighborhood (18,893 steps)
Thursday – 2 mile walk around the neighborhood plus 30 minutes on the stationary bike (21,566 steps)
Friday – Various walking activities plus Pilates Reformer class (14,701 steps)
Saturday – 3 laps around local shopping mall (14,013 steps)
Sunday – 3.16 and 3.28 mile walks in the neighborhood plus Pilates Reformer class (21,263 steps)
Monday – 3.27 mile walk in the neighborhood plus three laps on the walking path at work (20,648 steps)
Tuesday – 2.49 mile walk in the neighborhood plus four laps on the walking path at work (18,486 steps)

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, a day traditionally dedicated to appreciating the wonderful things in your life via the consumption of very large amounts of food. Since that version of the holiday is fundamentally misaligned with my Project Me objectives, I’ll be focusing on  getting plenty of physical activity while consuming a comfortable amount of yummy food, and hoping for the best with my Saturday weigh-in. If I don’t lose any weight this week, that’s OK. It’s also OK if I have a small gain this week or maintain the same weight – I want to enjoy my holiday and eat a little of each of my Thanksgiving favorites, so I’m fine with whatever that means for the numbers on the scale. This isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon, and I’m in it for the long haul.

What are your weekend plans? If you’re in the U.S., will you be preparing dinner tomorrow, going to a friend or family member’s house, or outsourcing the whole mess and having dinner at a restaurant? No matter where your plans take you, I wish you safe travels and (reasonable amounts of) delicious food!