Monday, December 18, 2006

Feeling the burn after fire drill

I've felt like a slug the past few weeks. I probably walk about a mile a day during the week, but on weekends I'm all about lounging around. And that lounging isn't good when mixed with Christmas sweets.

So, today I decided I need to walk more--at least during the week.

I did my usual four blocks to work in the morning. That's not a big deal, and except for my mad dash away from a smoker who was intent on blowing his smoke in my face, I handled it perfectly well.

Then, I decided to go walking at lunch. I bring my lunch and usually just sit at my desk. I walked probably about 6 or 7 blocks during the lunch break--a very leisurely walk. That probably doesn't burn all of the calories from my mini-Hersheys bars, but it has to help.

Right after I got back, we had a fire drill. This means I had to go down six flights of stairs and wait for the fire department to arrive. The fire department wasn't fast enough for me, so I walked a few more blocks.

When I got back, the line to the elevators was packed. I decided that I would slowly walk the six flights back up to my desk.

My thighs were burning a little and I was winded when I finally reached my floor, but I didn't feel like I overdid it. It did take me a good few minutes to get back to my normal heart rate, though.

I hope this wasn't a bad decision on my part. Little Elvis hasn't fussed at me and my stomach doesn't hurt anywhere.

What are you guys doing for exercise right now?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently 5 months along and go to the gym to do the elliptical and treadmill at very leisurely paces 3-4X a week. As you mentioned, it probably doesn't do much to burn off those goodies but it can't hurt!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

You are much better at the exercise thing than me! I am trying to get more exercise now that I'm further along and still have energy.

5:16 PM  

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