I've mentioned that I'm participating in a walk-for-wellness 10,000 steps per day challenge at work. I thought that I'd share my data from the beginning of the challenge.
I'm not too upset with my drop in activity level, though. I feel that I've been doing a good job of getting runs done in the morning so far, and really it's not very realistic that I would maintain the same activity level now that I had when days were longer. I do think I need to "step it up" and start walking my dogs in the morning since my normal routine of walking them after work isn't going to be happening. It may be a good idea to add in yoga; that's not step intensive, but anything that gets me moving is a good thing.
I really like this challenge because it's giving me a measurable way to stay accountable to my fitness goals besides just measuring distance running, etc. Have you ever monitored your activity level on an ongoing basis using a pedometer or similar device? And what do you do to keep your activity level up when days get shorter?