I’ve been absolutely in love with the stairmaster lately, watching 90-120 minute movies on it 5-7x per week.
I know it’s terrible to do the same cardio machine every day, but I love how intense the workout is (I’m literally drenched in sweat and have to towel off multiple times during the session), but also how strong and sore my legs feel after.
I feel like I’m getting an intense lower body (and back, and core) workout from balancing on the machine, and I alternate between single steps, lunge steps, swing steps, and others to keep the exercise diverse and challenging.
As a result of all of my stepping, my UP band reports that I’ve set a new personal record for steps taken in a single week:
You saw that right: I walked over 83 miles in a single week!
That’s a little over THREE FULL MARATHONS worth of steps taken in just seven days. WHOA!
I’m going to try to take it a bit lighter this week, though, as I recognize that 83+ miles is a bit obsessive, especially for someone who is NOT training to be a pro-athlete. Still, though… I can’t help but be proud.
On that note …I think I’ve earned a snack. Bon appetit, my friends!