Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Brisk Walk on a Sunny Day

Yesterday was not a good day at work during the early hours and by the time my lunch hour arrived I was in no mood to push myself to work out. I talked with my friend and decided our time would be well spent taking a walk outside in the lovely weather. We walked and talked and for the most part I felt good afterword knowing that I didn't just sit on my butt the whole time to return from lunch to sit on my butt again for the remainder of the day, even if the only benefit was the fresh air.

Today I also decided to take a walk, this time alone due to the absence of my friend. I slipped on my awesome new sneakers (which were bought because pregnancy has evidently made all of my other shoes shrink...) and headed outside. I walked a bit faster today than I had yesterday and I was really feeling it after a little bit... in my shins more than anything. I also started to feel a slight pull in my abs on the sides... maybe power walking does more for me than I think it does... maybe even more than 25 minutes on the elliptical. I should look that up. The weather was once again quite beautiful. It's been around 75 degrees outside the last two days and mostly sunny. Overall I feel it was a lovely idea... making me think this will be my normal routine on those gorgeous autumn days that are headed our way.


Anonymous said...

O gosh this reminds me. I need to start walking. i'm 6 months preggo and i can feel the effects of being lazy! my legs and hips are just about to fall off! I'm not even noticably big yet. erg! i can't imagine what 9 months is going to feel like. anyway im ur newest follower and excersize!

cheers to power-walking

Liz said...

Your my neighbor on Mama's Lil Nestwork, great idea having your blog keep you accountable! Following you and best of luck on your goals!! PS Your daughter is adorable, saw pics on your other blog!!

Jill said...

What a great blog you have, your daughter is adorable. I found your blog through Mama's Little Nestwork and I can't wait to read more. I'm your newest follower.