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I am so lucky to have children

Monday, January 07, 2013

Otherwise I would not have gotten one whit of exercise today.

I only got about 2.5 hours of sleep last night. I had some kind of stomach bug and was feeling awful all day. I actually spent most of it being 'bad mom' on the couch cuddling with my youngest while the TV played babysitter. Although I will confess the cuddling was outstanding. emoticon

So when my eldest got home from school at 4:15, my youngest suggested (actually she begged) that we walk the neighborhood so that she could finally ride the razor scooter that Santa brought. And I had promised we would do it, so I caved. Got my sorry and fatigued self off the couch, got on my sneakers and bundled up. Although it was a balmy 37 degrees today so WAY better than the 24 degrees of a couple of days ago. emoticon

We went out, and as we walked we accumulated a bunch of kids from the neighborhood until I was walking among seven kids up and down the street twice, which, much to my surprise, was a whole half hour! I was amazed! When I did half an hour on the elliptical the other day it took for freaking ever. Even the walk around the park seemed to go in 8 minute sections between checking my phone to see the time. Today, however, it just flew by!

And what a privilege to spend that time giggling, racing, holding hands, laughing and yes, exercising with my girls...these incredible and amazing people who I am more and more privileged to spend time with on each passing day. And they are motivating, even when they don't realize it. So on a day when I have no energy and no motivation and no real desire to go, they just make it happen.

And when I got home, there was the dress that I ordered online (which I never do) in the mailbox and lo-and-behold, it fits! And looks pretty darn amazing. So I'm feeling even better about the whole thing.

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  • CARANN56
    Glad you were feeling better and got your "sorry and fatigued self off the couch". Isn't that usually the hardest part is just getting up and getting going. Glad you had a fun time with your kiddos!

    3106 days ago
  • MARTY728
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    3125 days ago
    you are a positive advertisement that exercise improves your mood. Hope the bug has gone and you are functioning normally again
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