Saturday, July 31, 2010

Time flies when you're having fun...

Man, this summer is FLYING by, and I haven't been posting nearly as much as I used to.  I've been keeping pretty busy, which is contributing to my lack of blogging.

For the last couple of weeks, I've been getting up early to walk.  I go before Ande goes to work in the morning so I can get out while it's still cool out and before the kids get up.  (Plus when Bubber, Bug, and Nans aren't here, I can't exactly leave Puckey and The Jib home alone)

I've been averaging right around 3.5 miles a day, 7 days/week.  I just walk as far as I can in 30 minutes and then turn around and walk back home.  Sometimes I go a little further, sometimes not quite so far.  Just depends how I'm feeling when I walk.  I'm fortunate that I live in an area where I feel safe walking, and there are lots of homes and businesses on my route in the event of an emergency.  I'm still trying to figure out what I'll do when the weather gets too cold to walk outside.  I got rid of my treadmill because I really didn't use it as often as I should have and it was taking up a lot of space.  I was thinking I could go to the mall to walk, but that would mean I'd have to take the kids with me, and that would be no fun for anyone.  I may just have to walk in snow gear when the time comes.

I've only lost a couple of pounds, but I'm haven't really changed my eating habits a whole lot either.  Not that I'm always eating or that I eat a lot of junk food, just saying I'm not "dieting".  Whenever I have tried to "diet", I just wind up freaking out and feeling deprived.  Not a good thing.  I can tell the walking is doing something good though, because the first day I walked my hips were killing me, but within two days they didn't hurt at all.  Now if I could get my shins to not hurt, I'd really be in business!


Devin said...

Kudos to you my friend! I started walking too, a couple of months ago, and I loved it. I lasted about 2 weeks, simply b/c it got hard for me to find the time with Shane working so much. I know I COULD take the littles with me, but I so enjoyed the peace of going by myself! The health benefits are just an added bonus.

I am thinking about starting to slowly get back in the groove of exercising a bit. I have a gazelle here, pilates that I love and can do in about 20 mins a day, and also a total gym. If we get going seriously again, we should start keeping track of stuff over at motivated mommas...just to help each other... :)

The shins will take about a week. Best thing you can do is to start slow, end slow, and rub them a bit morning and night--and keep walking. They will heal themselves.

Love ya friend, talk to you soon.

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Hi Julie,

You motivate me! I have been taking note of your postings on FB. Good for you for taking the time for yourself to walk in the mornings. I know when I get up and do some form of exercise in the morning, I feel great for the rest of the day.

I agree with you about dieting too. My only problem is I can't eat like my boys do. They like their meat and potatoes and lots of it. I Just need to make a conscious effort to healthy well balanced, smaller meals.

Good luck! You know you are doing something good for you! And the family will benefit from your efforts too.


amanda said...

Yeah for you!

It really is a good feeling to get out there and do something... its good for your body, but I think its also good for your soul.

(I am hoping to get back at it when Wil starts school... we'll see...)

Keep it up. And don't worry about winter until winter comes... maybe it'll be mild this year - fingers crossed!