(Do your best to avoid the stilt stuck in the bush behind me, as well as the lone shoe, which isn't ours, oh, and the mosquito bites on my legs. I saved you the trouble of avoiding my poor, vein-laden right leg. I subconsciously covered it up with my hands. Bless you, subconscious. You are a true friend.)
Do you wog?
I'm thinkin' I might be the creator of a new colloquialism for pregnant women everywhere.
Wog: v. Walking interspersed with moments of hilarious--but diligent--jogging, usually displayed by third trimester pregnant women trying to stay in shape. Such sights are most commonly followed by prolonged periods of laughter by those witnessing said wogging. Be kind. Wait 'til they pass to laugh.
I wog. My body is fickle. Some mornings I feel like I could run and run and run (that's being a little too generous. EDIT: jog and jog and jog). Others I just have to walk. I get so bored walking, or maybe it's that I feel like I'm not as effective when I walk. I want a full body workout. I'd be happy with a full rear-end workout. I need to learn how to walk fast in a way that tones my bum. Maybe I'll google it? If you know, TELL ME!
I've learned something about myself this pregnancy. I thought I was a consistent exerciser with my other pregnancies. I thought I drank a lot of water. I didn't. Not compared with this time. I'm proud to say that I'm consistently wogging 6 days a week with a light walk on Sunday. I'm drinking (or ice-chewing) water all day long. Going potty all day long. Annoying? Yes. But, my swollen ankles are grateful and I can tell a difference in my skin and overall wellness. I feel really great and I attribute it to those two things, daily exercise and water, specifically. Wait, the sun helps, too. Early morning sunrises are so motivating. I want to be out there soaking it up before the kiddos are awake. It's my time to think things through. Just me, myself, and I. I relish my mornings. I'm not sure I'd be as consistent if it was the middle of winter. Dark and cold and Lanette just don't go together.
p.s. Wogging isn't exclusive to pregnant people. Join the movement. However, I bet you'll look a lot more suave than I do. And, . . . that would make me jealous. SO, no wogging on my road . . . OR ELSE (unless your 9 months pregnant).