Yesterday I decided for the millionth time, that I was going to get on track with exercising more. I'd been feeling very sloppy and sluggish for weeks. I realized that I needed to take alot better care of my body to be able to enjoy life with my children.
It was 5pm and I set out for a jog along the grass next to the highway. It's a beautiful place to relax. It was very encouraging to see so many people there. Some walking, others running, then some jogging. It felt great. The last time I tried to exercise it felt horrible and that was weeks ago!
Forty-five minutes later I was home and exhausted. Then my back started hurting alot. I couldn't understand why. Derek thought it was from running and I wondered why. He seemed to think it was because I was carrying so much extra weight that I wasn't used to carrying. It made sense. I am carrying 5 kilos more than my pre pregnant weight. I normally do feel "out of my element" with any extra weight I have on. I guess I just didn't notice it because I expected to put on weight with the pregnancy and all those hormones maybe eased the pain.
So let's see how long I can keep this up! I plan to do it at least 3 times a weeks. Maybe by the summer I'll be back to my old self, and have lots more energy too!