Friday, September 30, 2011

Couch to 5K

I was cleared from the doctor to start exercising last week. I gave myself until this Monday to just relax. This past Monday Patrick and I brisk walked for 25 minutes. No that is not day one of couch to 5 K, but work with me here- I haven't worked out since I was six weeks pregnant except to stroll and at the end wobble. Wednesday I truly started day 1 of couch to 5 K. My body wanted to revolt against the jogging times but I pushed through. I never would have thought that such little jogging would be so hard. Because before pregnancy I was running and some brisk walking for anywhere from 30-45 minutes. I was never awesome or anything approximately 3-5 miles at a time back then roughly 3 times a week. Well back to couch to 5 K. I felt the burn yesterday and today I do day 2 of week 1. Patrick is being a great coach brisk walking, pushing Charles in the stroller, and timing me for my intervals. The Box house is getting into shape and trying to eat healthier. We want to start setting an example for Charles at an early age to take care of his body, therefore we must practice what we will be preaching.

Update on happenings in Charles development and learning:
We are continuing tummy time- during this time we work on holding his head up, turning his head by balancing up on his arms, practicing rolling over both ways with help, and introducing toys.
I try to read 2 books to him everyday. We rotate the books we have. I need to go to the library and get a few more.
We listen to music everyday too. The music ranges from fun children songs, children praise songs (things I found on the Internet that we sang in Children's church), and all the way up to Chamber Music, and Orchestra Music. I enjoy finding and listening to the songs we sang in Children's Church. I have great memories of wonderful church plays and Church Children Teachers. Plus the songs pack a punch to my heart. I find the songs stuck in my head and if you listen to the words the message is very powerful!
Other things we do: Sing our address and phone numbers to the tune of One little, Two little, Three little Indian Boys. Say our ABC's, and count to ten in English and Spanish.

1 comment:

  1. good for y'all for being healthy, brooke! it sounds like charles is getting a good education. of course as a band director's wife, it is imperative that you expose charles to music! ;)