January 22, 2008

Walking

For the last week or so I have been walking on the treadmill. It has been much to cold to walk outside. I started at 10 minutes and I have worked my way up to 20 minutes. I am doing this for a couple different reasons. The first is that I feel good enough to "workout" a little bit. I am "workout" because I am walking slow enough to read a book on the treadmill. Basically I am doing just enough to move my body. Also walking no longer hurts my back. The second reason is that they say walking is a good way to make the body go into labor - so far that is not working.

My goal is to walk for 15 minutes every day. Yesterday Mikayl and I walked about 4 blocks in the super cold weather. I did not time us but it took between 10 and 15 minutes. Today I did really good. I walked for 15 minutes (to the post office and back at work and I tried to keep a nice pace (not super slow, but slow). Then at lunch today I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes. The most I have done in a while. It felt good because I took the pace up and I was also doing punches and arm exercises. If I feel good tomorrow I plan on doing another 20 minutes at lunch time as well. Hopefully I can keep this up until the little one is born.

4 comments:

Lis Garrett said...

You know, I understand how you feel about wanting the baby out. Trust me, I know!! But a part of me has to giggle because once you have a toddler and an infant to deal with each day, you may be wishing that the baby could retun en utero for awhile!

You're in my thoughts, friend! PS - Kudos to you for keeping active!

GreenStyleMom said...

I've been thinking about you! Not much longer...

Midwest Mommy said...

I walked around the a boat show this past weekend with my family for 4 hours...man! did I feel like I could go into labor afterwards! Luckily I didn't, good luck keeping it up :-)

Stacie said...

good job...keep up the good work!!!