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thwarted by a 3yr old

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

First of all, I wanna say Happy birthday to my Ella! After becoming my only baby to go past her due date & even refusing to drop once labor started, my body evicted her & I got to hold her gooey little body in my arms at 7:28am (right before the Dr's shift change, no less), 2/8/10. While I was pregnant w/ her, my hair went wavy & she has adorable, loose baby waves to prove it. She made our family complete & blesses & challenges us everyday.

Anyway, hoping to make this a quick blog so I can minimize the destruction from my 3 & 2 yr olds. They are wild & crazy this morning!

My hubby got us a Y membership & I'm way excited for all the group fitness classes. I've been to a couple cycling classes already. I just had to face it since Ella stopped taking naps, my workouts have been nonexistent. Having childcare for an hr or two is such a blessing! Lol, I remember when my oldest was just a baby, wondering how parents claimed they had no time to workout b/c it was never a problem for me to find time. Fast forward 8 yrs, add 3 more kids & their school & homework & even minus the job & I struggle to find the time to workout.

I had a great workout Monday, cycling in the morning & lifting w/ my hubby that night. Tues my hubby & I jogged a mile around the indoor track & did some easy sprint intervals for the 2nd mile followed by weights. After Ella decided to have an early bday celebration at 2am, I was already thinking of excuses to put off the 9:15 cycling class. But I finally psyched myself up for class, mostly b/c it seemed easier to go to class than take a shower while the wild ones are running around, haha. That & it was only 2 days of working out in a row...I could handle day #3.

The older 2 kids leave for the bus at 8:40 & w/ getting the younger 2 ready & driving to the Y & getting them all situated in the kids' area, it's a pretty tight process to get there by 9:15. So, the older 2 were at the bus, I was dressed, Ella was dressed...& Nolan was refusing to get dressed. This kid would run around naked all day if he could.

In all the flurry of trying to get everything ready, I realized we had to leave & he was still in his pull up! The little stinker effectively kept me from class! Lesson learned: get the mini nudist ready first. Unfortunately there's no evening cycling class tonight, but maybe I'll work up some motivation to design a quick cardio workout. BTW, one of my fave aspects of group classes is that I can turn off my brain & get a great workout. ;)

The day is still young, time to seize it!
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    We used to have membership at the Y & my boys loved it!

    God bless & enjoy everyday!

    3353 days ago
  • LADYBUG1107
    The Y sounds great, and it sounds like it is working for you.
    3354 days ago
    LOL! Too funny: the mini-nudist. I can easily picture running after him all over the house! Wait a minute: there's your cardio for the day, run after him all over the house emoticon
    3354 days ago
    Sorry about missing your class, but it sounds like things are going well for you! Keep up the great work!
    3354 days ago
    Too funny - I can't imagine 4 little ones! Happy birthday Ella!
    3354 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/8/2012 10:50:50 AM
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