Thursday, July 8, 2010

Exercise: Day 1

At yesterday's follow up appointment, Dr. Haque told me that being active everyday was a good start... but he needed me to get out and exercise everyday.  30 minutes of sustained walking everyday.

So today, Emily and I hopped in the car about 10am and drove down to Ruston to walk along the boardwalk.  I wanted to do it early because it's going to be 100 degrees today (YIKES!).  So I got my walking shorts, a tank top, visor, shades and water bottle and Emily got her scooter and we were off!

We arrive to this spectacular view of Mt. Rainier and the Port of Tacoma.  It was perfect.  So I set the alarm on my phone for 15 minutes... And we're off... gonna see how far this 15 minutes takes me then we'll turn around and come back.

Grand total... we walked 1.2 miles.  Holy cow.  1.2 miles.  On my first walk!!!! I'm totally proud of myself. I'm excited for Emily too because this is going to get her in shape also!  She's been eating a lot healthier and we've cut back her sugar/junk food intake!

Now, I just hope to keep this up!  Maybe some of my fabulous friends would like to meet me in Ruston one morning or two and walk with me!! :)


Amanda said...

Tuesday or Thursday of next week I will totally meet you- just have to give me directions-LOL I am not familiar with that section of WA. I rarely leave the Yelm/Lacey area. But with the kids at their grandparents - I can come for a walk!!

Penguin S and Hubs said...

I'm all for it, I'm not far from Ruston at all!