Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Exercise? What's that?

Because my doctor told me my leg pain was basically due to my being a lazy fat ass with no exercise routine, I have embarked on a routine of sorts. I am walking at lunchtime. Our office has begun using a time clock system, rather than paper time sheets, and we are required to clock out for lunch. Well, if I'm clocking out, I'm walking out, so I am bringing my sneakers to work and taking a walk during my lunch hour. I'm dragging my friend along, too, although she has an excellent exercise routine and it's not so much a case of me dragging her as her dragging me. Whatevs. We're starting slow so Wheezy McGee (that's me) doesn't die on the hills. We walked for about 20 minutes today, including an uphill block. We will slowly expand our area and increase speed. Criss suggested we change it up now and then and take a trip to Echo Park to walk around the lake and eat our lunch over there. With summer coming, it'll get great to get out of the office for a bit. I even put on the ol' pedometer today and set a goal, which I have not met but I can still walk when I get home.

Wish me luck. The doctor would like to see some progress by my next appointment in a month.

7 comments:

Annika said...

That's awesome! Any time you want to come walk in my neighborhood, I'd be happy to join you.

jenna! said...

Good Luck! There's a whole crew of girls here who walk at lunch. And yes, just like you, they've been increasing how far/fast they walk at lunch. You'll do great!

mamamouseiam said...

Luck? You don't need no stinkin' luck! Good for you, Laurie, you're going to show that doctor what you're made of!

woolanthropy said...

Get out there and go! You are gonna be conquering hills and taking down blocks in no time. Work it.

Ellen Bloom said...

Hats off to Laurie!

Anne-Marie said...

I have started noticing leg and hip pain lately too. I did some starjumps at work yesterday which I should probably avoid until I have invested in a decent sports bra. Ten of them nearly killed me :( I used to be so fit!

Jaclyn said...

You are welcome to walk with miss julia and me anytime. We go quite often and sometimes end up at unwind.