Of course walking counts whether you do it on the street, in the forest, in the hospital or where ever. Good idea to get a pedometer. I have gone a step further and bought a Bodymedia Fit monitor which not only monitors how many steps I take, but how many calories I burn, how well I sleep and how many minutes of moderate and vigorous activity I do every day. I bought the accessory readout and watch band so I can wear it on my wrist. Looks like a watch but I can check how many calories I am burning on a minute by minute basis.
Lastly I want to say, that you are changing your life. This is not some test that you pass or fail. This week wasn't a bust, you just did other exercises. Be kind to yourself. Beating yourself up hasn't worked in the past and it won't work now.
Rescue people rock!
Living well is the best revenge. George Herbert, 1593-1633
Perfect is the enemy of good. Voltaire, 1694-1778
Keep your eyes on the prize. Alice Wine, 1956
| Pounds lost: 36.7