Tuesday, September 16, 2008

work it out.

confession: still haven't made it to the gym. i've tried and failed 7 consecutive work days. (side note: those are the days i have actually tried going...hadn't tried to go to the gym post-Ellie till then. eek). going at 5:00 am is a lot harder than it sounds. anyway, i was feeling real guilty about it...

{creepy one-eyed guilty face}

but then i read this little snippit from my little nursing book:

pg 33:

"now that's a workout! breastfeeding can burn up to 500 calories per day. So while you sit calmly nursing your baby, you burn the same number of calories you would if you completed:
  • one hour of high-impact aerobics
  • one hour of mowing the lawn with a push mower
  • one hour of shoveling snow
  • one our of chopping and splitting wood
  • one hour of coal mining
  • one hour of horse grooming
  • ninety minutes of hunting
  • more than ninety minutes of hunching over and bathing a dog
  • two hours of paddle-boating
  • two hours of mopping
  • two and a half hours of applying fertilizer to your lawn
  • three hours of brushing your teeth
  • five hours of standing in a line
  • seven hours of making out with your spouse"
ok, so even though my abs aren't as sexy as i remember them being...i feel a little better knowing my body is workin' out whether i tell it to or not.

thanks, little nursing book.


Kimberly said...

I know how you feel. That nursing book is awesome. The portion of the book that you shared made me feel better too. Have a great day.

* Anne * said...

I was excited about that too...until I remembered how much food you have to eat to make that milk. :( O well, at least you're burning it off.

Megs said...

That is great news...Thanks!

Tiffany Johnson said...

K, THAT is amazing! it really puts it into perspective. Only, I have to say, i'm quite jealous because I don't have that luxury of burning that many calories per day like you do! I only wish I did! :-) That would take off a lot of frustrations about baby belly number 2!!!!!!!!! Ugh.. the trials! :-) Yes, we do need to get together and yes we do need to go walking. We really should make it a point to do so. I'll be back on Monday probably. What's your work schedule like???