Thursday, October 25, 2012

Babies, indeed!

Well this has created a whole new impetus for exercising: I'm pregnant again.  And the reality of starting a pregnancy a good 15 lbs heavier than I wish I were has made me realize I want to be serious about exercising WHILE pregnant, so it isn't quite so impossible afterwards.  Besides, I'm the queen of telling myself that I will get to it later, and it will be easier later, and really?  Who am I kidding?  Of COURSE it won't be easier to exercise when I have an infant to care for!

So.  On the advice of my chiropractor (a specialist in pregnancy, not to mention me, since she's cared for me through two pregnancies already!) here is what I'm doing:

1) Yoga twice a week.  GENTLY.  (That last bit is partly due to the car accident I was in a few weeks ago, which my body hasn't quite recovered from.)

2) Walking daily.  Right now I'm doing 30 minutes after breakfast and 30 minutes after dinner.  My goal is to work up to a mile in the morning and a mile at night, hopefully getting much faster so I'm not tied to the 30 minute mark.  I'd much rather run for 10 minutes than walk for 30, but I'll have to work up to that. :)

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