Monday, May 14, 2007

walkin' on sunshine

So, like, as recently as nine months ago I was practically a professional walker. Walking is my main form of exercise - not wimpy stroll-like walking, I mean power-walking at about a 12-minute-mile clip. I've lost a lot of weight this way, and find it the least reprehensible of all the exercise choices (although it's still awful, because I would always rather be sitting on my butt). Anyway, since this whole pregnancy thing, I've pretty much given up walking (not in general, just for exercise. I'm not that lazy - I don't make people carry me around). However, I have learned that walking is good for controlling blood sugar, so I decided that I should take it up again.

Boy, is walking different when you're hauling around 29 1/2 weeks of pregnancy.

Greg and I did a few little loops around my neighborhood, and I was winded. WINDED! And we only were out there for like 15 minutes, and definitely not going fast at all. But it's better than nothing and I have to build up my stamina again. I'm also going to try to start lifting my little 10 lb weights when I'm watching TV again. I used to have arm muscles, you know - but the weight lifting was another casualty of the pregnancy.

For now, however, I need to sit down.

1 comment:

lgaumond said...

I like the picture in my head of everyone carrying your lazy pregnant self around. I'm going to pretend that's really happening. So does Beth carry you to marketing meetings or does Carolyn?