I know that they say that you should push yourself to take 10,000 steps per day to improve your fitness and (hopefully) lose weight. I also know that when I am at work I average between 6,000 and 7,000 steps per day, so not much. Well Monday lunchtime I went to the gym (you know the one that is highly-subsidized and just 3 floors above my office that is just too difficult to get to) and piddled around a bit on the bike (while reading) and did a few floor exercises, and you know it feels SOOOOO good on my back. (Those of you who get "typist's hump" will know what I am talking about). So why oh why don't I go more often? Beats me!
Then yesterday I finally managed to get my backside out of bed early enough to make it to the border to get an earlier bus, which allows me to hop off the bus on the Mont Blanc bridge and walk the 3.5 km to work. And you know it is just madness NOT to be doing this. The weather is glorious, Geneva is stunning, and I feel so good afterwards. I mean, look at this for a walk to work.
AND .... though I was a little worried that the pedometre would get lodged between my boobs and not register a single step (it didn't - phew!), by walking those extra km from the bridge (3,500 steps for my short legs according to the pedometre) and then walking back into town to the grocery store at lunch-time, I easily made over 10,000 steps before I even left work yesterday evening. Bliss!
I think I shall have to have a sit down now as I have come over all faint!