Yes, I'd say that qualifies as HIIT. Interval training is extremely subjective to the individual. The usual standard for HIIT is short bursts of high intensity exercise (meaning high heart beat, breathing extremely heavily) followed by long periods of medium intensity. If you'd like a few more insights about HIIT, I wrote about it here: Primer on Fitness - Travel.
Keep on keepin' on. Small progress is better than no progress at all!