Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Time To Get In Shape

I am really out of shape. I'm winded just thinking about typing this :) j/k
I used to be able to do the splits, run a couple miles, and have a small amount of muscle line in my legs.
I can run up and down the steps and then I'm done. I have about 12 inches to go before I can do the splits, and my legs and just bright white things. I couldn't even do a backbend to show Annabelle how it is supposed to look.
I would love to have a an hour or so a few times a week to run or work out. I did a 1 week trial at a gym and got there 1 time.
I've rented work out videos and done them 1 or 2 times and then they have to go back. I've bought a few workout videos, but somehow it is too difficult to put it in the DVD player and push play.
I work during the day and James works at night so there is really no child-free time for me to workout.
I've used the baby jogger, but its a bit heavy for me. Maybe once I get in shape and am stronger I can use it.

Me now

What I hope to be
Okay, so this may be a bit extreme. I'm not a couch potato and I"m not looking to have a 6 pack.
Any suggestions on how to get in shape?


  1. just do it. you have to make yourself work out every single day (at least 5 days a week). I think its best to do different things everyday. Like run one day, bike another, and then do a video. It helps you to not get bored or sick of your work outs. BUT the key is you have to do it no matter how much you don't feel like it. You should probably have goals too, something to work towards, like running a certain distance in a certain amount of time. Speaking from recent "attempting" to get in shape experiance you're never going to have time to work out. You just have to squeeze it in.

  2. I feel like it and I want to do it, but it is hard to know what to do with the girls. If James were home at night I think I would have a better chance of fitting it in.
    Hopefully I get this job at MVP.

  3. Take the girls on a walk or to a park where you are bound to have to chase after them and climb after Ariel. Play inside; give pony rides or have Annebelle hold your feet and count for you as you do sit-ups/crunches. See if a family member can watch the girls once or twice a week so you can run or go to a gym.