On Monday, I had a big day of fitness. Alex asked me to jump in with his Open Workout, which is a online qualifier for fitness competitions. This 15 minute workout was a scorcher. It was really hard and left me on the floor.
After lunch, and a nap, I was feeling pretty good. I did deadlifts and push ups for the second workout of the day. Then, Monday night, I hoped in with someone’s finisher and did a bunch of double unders with the jump rope.
It was a big day of fitness.
When I got home Monday night I checked my watch to see how many steps I accumulated throughout the day. Less than 6000. On a typical day, I get between 12-15k.
I felt that it was quite ironic that on the day I worked out the most and trained hard, I barely moved for the rest of the day. Fast forward to Wednesday. I didn’t work out, but I helped set up a wedding venue. I moved tables, chairs and tools, I swept, walked far to get things and at the end of the day, 17,000 steps.
I’m not saying that one day was more productive than the other. I’m saying its interesting that we think the gym is the secret to our health, but we need to make sure we’re moving outside of the gym as well. Only hitting the gym isn’t enough. You need to move more throughout the day!