We had a great weekend! On Sunday, we took the kids to a pumpkin patch…yes, a pumpkin patch in Hawaii 🙂 The drive out to Waimanalo is one of my favorites on Oahu. It was raining, and we saw not only a rainbow, but a double rainbow in the sky!
Malia had such a good time at the pumpkin patch! It was at a farm that grows mostly corn…they bring the pumpkins in from another farm on the island and put them in a big dirt field. She picked out this one, and one more for baby Ryan, who slept through the whole experience 🙂
In other news, I decided to start a couch to 5K program! I haven’t done much exercise since Ryan was born, so I’m definitely starting from “the couch” 🙂 I mainly did yoga during pregnancy, so I figured I would start out slow and build up again with running. I’m really excited about this and looking forward to exercising three times a week again! I know many of you are experienced marathon runners, but if any of you want to do this program with me, please comment and we can encourage each other!! Thanks to Jessi from Doctorate Housewife for this inspiration 🙂
There’s also a free mobile app, so you can keep track of your progress on your phone! It will even let you know when you should start walking and running!
I’m doing this not only for the physical benefit, but also for the mental health benefits of exercise! It’s easy for me to get overwhelmed with taking care of two little ones, and I’m hoping that a little exercise will help my body and mind. I’m committing to working out for 30 minutes, 3 times a week, for the next 8 weeks. Anybody with me? 🙂
Have you ever done a couch to 5K or other similar type of program?
What is your favorite way to exercise?
I used to absolutely hate running when I was growing up (I was a swimmer), but now I find it very enjoyable. The longest distance I’ve ran was a half marathon in Hawaii. I also like to walk, do yoga, and swim.