I really really hate exercise. Yet so far I've stuck with my plan of exercising at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week.
For people without kids or people who can afford a gym membership this goal may not seem that large.
First of all, my kids both have anti-exercise detectors built in. Even if I try to exercise when one or both of them is asleep, I don't get more than 15 minutes in before someone (usually Ava) protests. And then climbs up my legs, cries, tries to sit on my chest while I'm doing crunches or just gets underfoot.
Second of all, there is only one place in Benson to go to exercise. And its way out of my price range. My price range is zero. I need exercise to be free.
My last resort has been to go for a run when David is home and can wrangle my ladies. Its really more of a speed walk that I end with a sprint, but it counts as cardio.
Its not even that I have that busy of a life. Most of my days are spent at home, with no schedule. Its just that my kids hate when I exercise. Unless its yoga, then Alana is all gung-ho. Namaste.
Despite everyone's efforts to kill my workout routine, I have prevailed. Combine that with my "diet", and I've been doing pretty good. By diet I mean I haven't eaten a whole pan of brownies by myself in like, two weeks. I made homemade cinnamon rolls and only allowed myself one per day, for two days. I made zucchini bread and took it to my dad's house to share. For me, that's monumental.
I normally eat a pretty balanced diet, I just have a major sweet tooth. Just cutting out all my extra calories from sweets and exercising about 30 minutes a day I already accomplished the initial small goal I set for myself. Five pounds, check.
I bought a new scale and didn't really believe it when I weighed myself. I weighed myself 2 weeks ago at someone else's house and weighed 130. On Saturday when I got out my scale I weighed 125. Sure enough when I weighed myself today on the first scale, I weigh 125. My scale is not a liar.
I'm 5'7", so I'm at a normal weight alreadyand have a healthy BMI. I just want my clothes to fit my waist a little better, but since I have such a boyish figure (not counting temporarily c-cup boobs from breastfeeding), a couple inches on my waist makes a difference. I blame my narrow hips.
Now my goal is more to get into better shape, so I don't feel like I'm dying when I do more than 5 minutes of cardio. Here's to long naps and cooperating children.