On the Move (Again)
At the start of my pregnancy, I firmly believed that I’d be able to keep up a consistent exercise routine. I mean, what would keep me from it, it’s supposed to be good for me & the babies and you’re allowed to do what you can as long as your body is up for it.
So in the beginning, I did get my runs and walks in. In fact, I even felt good enough for a 5k race on January 1st – which marked my 6th week. In January, I also snowshoed several times but my activity started to wind down by the end of month.
Then suddenly, I was way off course from my previous 365 day challenge routine. I wasn’t expecting to be able to keep up this specific pace. But, I wasn’t ready for being too tired to do anything consistently in February and March.
I’m happy to report though..that things seemed to have changed. My energy is back and I started to get some walking mileage in at the end of March and the beginning of April. This month, I’ve logged 10 days of walking (and some jogging) over the last two weeks.
I can’t lie. It feels great to be on the move again..and it feels just as good to get outside in the spring weather. I’ve really missed both. Check out this smile from a recent outing. It says it all.
So my plan – like for many of us – is to keep on doing what exercise I can as many days a week as I can. It’s all about staying moving not only for me ..but also to help my body prepare for the big day. Plus, I’ve been feeling pretty good lately so why not keep up the routine.
How have you been doing with exercise and getting outside?