I myself am a non-traditional college student, as I waited 'til I was in my 30s to attend, and only take two classes each Spring and Fall semester. My goal is 17,000 steps/day right now. It will probably be less when school starts. I never have problems getting 10,000 steps/day, unless my health is causing my issues. Here's how I get there:
I do cardio every day - either one of SparkPeople's CardioBlast routines, or something else.
When I talk on the phone, I walk around the apartment.
When I'm reading (except big college textbooks), I walk around my living room. This is where I get a lot of steps in when reading fiction books - where it's easier for me to walk and read at the same time.
When studying, I put all of the important info. on index cards and use them while I'm on my stationary bike or when walking in my living room. Also, you get another way to remember info. when you right it down.
When I watch TV, I walk around the living room during commercials and/or march while watching the program. It annoys my hubby, but I don't care.
When the weather is nice, I do a lot of walking alone and with hubby, and only go hiking when hubby goes with me. I won't hike alone.
When it's too cold or snowing or raining or whatever, I walk the mall in the AM, before the stores open, when all the other walkers are in there.
I hope these ideas help you reach your goal of 10,000 steps/day!!!
| current weight: 145.0