I recently had my last appt with my OB and got the A-OK to workout. I have been starting slowly (b/c of the C Section my abdominals are still sore) Walking has been great. I decided to pick up a few new "tools" to help inspire me, motivate me and basically get my act together. Plus, I added some new walking local's to give me some UMPH!
I bought the Nike IPod Sensor. The concept is cool, but the gadget doesnt work so well. Only my DH can get it to sync, which is really frustrating. I would love to just turn it on and go, but instead it takes minor surgery to get it working. I like the workout tips, the "upbeat voice" teling me I can do it, but if I can't get the darn thing to work without Rob, it's not worth it.
SOOO...... In comes Runkeeper.... for the times I walk without Rob (and maybe even with!) I LOVE it! It tracks my movement by GPS, it had me key in my weight so it can track my calories & even shows my "map" so I see where I went, the highs and lows of my energy and when I got a sprint in. I really like it. Plus, it is compatible with FB & Twitter so hopefully I will run into some great online friends using the program too. Now I just started but in 3 days I love to see what I have done. I will continue to use it.
It's hard to walk with a toddler climbing out of the stroller & a 2 month old who isnt used to the summer heat. So enter Lake Scranton. It was a hit. Well, for my very pregnant friend Amy, it could have been a lot better & the fact that it took 2 hours to walk 3 miles b/c I was pushing a 70lb stroller & grabbing Hannah after many escapes. It was a long walk - but a great workout!
While on the walk, Hannah met some new friends, a married couple of ducks who bickered over the broken pretzels Hannah tossed their way. They were great & she loved playing with them.
So thats my inspiration. I need to feel energy again and I'm convinced exercise is the key. Maybe bc sleep isnt an option yet. Oh well. Baby Steps. :)
inspired by:exercise, my pre baby clothes