One of the many helpful things about getting fitter is that it's really helping me lug my baby around. He turned eight months old last week and is weighing in at 24 pounds. I'd been using the stroller in my pre-Rhythmball days, but now that my arms and legs are getting more toned (and my cardiovascular system is getting whipped into shape), I've been putting him in the baby sling and carrying him around on my hip. Yesterday he had a little walk-around modelling gig for a friend who designs baby clothes, and I walked around downtown with him in the sling for 40 minutes. Two months ago, this would not have been possible. He loves the view -- being able to look people in the eye is a real high for him -- and he was so wired by the time we got home it took me 90 minutes to put him down for his nap. I didn't Rhythmball yesterday and was feeling a little guilty about that, until I remembered I'd carried my squirmy, 24-lb. potato sack around town for 40 minutes. Great exercise, that. Angelina Jolie makes it look so easy and now I can, too. :)
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Progress is the opposite of congress, and to that end, my Rhythmball regimen is progressing fabulously. I did another thirty minutes of the basic set yesterday and then watch the advanced set on the DVD. It's looking much more do-able than it did when I started. Then, I did so many sets of stomach crunches that by the end of the day, I couldn't remember how many I'd done. At least 200. But the best part was sitting with Darling Husband first thing in the morning and having him look at me and say, "I can tell that you've lost weight." I tell you, hearing that perked me up more than a cup of coffee! Here's to progress!!
Posted by LBJ at 1:53 PM