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!