My dear little girl is 18 weeks old. She is so sweet and alert. Tonight she is refusing to go to sleep, instead she is laying on the floor and kicking my feet. She seems very proud of herself. Little does she know, but she is exercising. To her it is just fun and learning.
In between my second and third child I learned something was fun. I learned I love jogging. That I was not too old to take up something completely new to me. I started slowly jogging for 10 minutes with my wii fit. Then 20 minutes, and finally 30 minutes. After three months, spring started to come to our frozen Mitten and I was able to take the show on the road, literally. I was pleased with how quickly I was able to adapt to running outside and start increasing my distance.
About 3 1/2 months after running my first step outside, I undertook my first 5K. And I ran it. All of it. Not fast, but one step after another. I ran. And fell in love.
After Patrice was born, I began yearning to run again. I was afraid the months away would put me very far from running up to 6 miles like I was doing when we found out our third child was coming.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised over the last few weeks to find the running again improved nicely. And this last Saturday I put myself to the test, I headed out for a 5K race. And I did it. I ran every step. Every single step. I was the last woman to finish in my age class, but I did it. And I improved my time from the previous race by 2+ minutes. Personally, I couldn’t ask for more.
And now, might I suggest you running over to Mama Notes to see what others have been doing to improve their body after baby? Enjoy!Survive til you Thrive!