Friday, October 5, 2007
I'm walking, yes indeed, I'm walking
I vowed to myself that I would start walking everyday with the exception of sundays, no excuses. This is day five of my walking and I would like to share the benefits that I have already reaped and what I have observed since monday. I have walked everyday this week with a few friends, 2 of whom are pregnant and want to stay fit and one of whom has about thirty pounds to lose. I have thouroughly enjoyed spending time with my friends and am a little more grateful for their friendship. I never realized how much I love to just get out of the house. We have been having car trouble and my husband has to take the car to work every day because it would put too much wear and tear on it for me to take him, come back home, pick him up, etc. This has given me a wonderful opportunity to just get out of the darn house. My kids usually take a nap during my walk but they enjoy it as well. We usually walk about 1.5 to 2 miles and that might not seem like much, but when you weigh almost 400 lbs and you are pusing an 80 lb stroller, that is a workout. By the time we are done, I am sweating, my legs and arms are sore and my heart is pounding. But surprisingly enough, I am not tired during the day. I have WAY more energy than before and I feel lighter and less sluggish. I am even keeping my house cleaner because I don't feel so lazy. I drink more water now because I am walking. My pee no longer looks like budweiser. And to top it all off, I am more conscious of what I am eating because I don't want to ruin all my hard work. I ain't sayin' that I got my eating 100% in check yet, but it is noticeably better than what it used to be. All this in only 5 days. I could slap myself for not doing this sooner. Sure it is hard getting up and wrestling with the twins to get out there, but once I do I am glad I did. I don't know if I lost any weight yet because I am too fat to get a reading on my scale but when I do go to the doctor or a truck weigh-in station, I will let you all know.