Thursday, June 19, 2008

Eager to Exercise

Well, since I have been scale stuck for sometime now, I decided it was of utmost importance that I shake a leg. Determined to squeeze a walk in this evening, I put my sixth month old to bed around 7:30. It was quickly becoming apparent that my plan would be sabotaged. My little one decided he wanted to cry instead of sleep. So, around 8:30 I told my husband that I would just have to forget about it, and do some sit-ups instead.
In between going in and out of my little guys room, I had to make our bed. While I was doing so, I realized that I was growing quite angry about not getting my much needed, and for a change wanted, exercise. I could feel that "I want to punch the wall" feeling growing up inside my arms and legs and the tension was mounting.
It became clear to me that I was going to have to get outside for some fresh air alone, or I was going to be too anxious to sleep tonight. By this point, there was silence coming from the nursery and I quickly put on my sneakers, leashed our dog and ran out the door. I walked about 2-3 miles, and it felt wonderful. No stroller to push, no baby to wear...just me and the open air. It was so great, I plan on doing it again tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Fantastic, Lynn! I wrote you the longest reply on your previous post, and then it got lost somewhere. I will try to write tomorrow or Saturday with some of my ideas.

Susan said...

When my daughter was born 13 years ago, I gave her to my husband along with our 2 1/2 year old son as soon as he got home from work. I went on a 40 minute walk around our neighborhood. It was great for weight loss and probably better for my emotional well being. It is so hard being home with 2 little ones every day.

See if you can arrange something like this with your husband. It is worth it!

kgrenier12 said...


As mothers we go through alot of obstacles in order to exercise.

Susan brought up a great point of making an agreement with your husband to allow you the flexibility to exercise.

I did the same with my husband and I know certain days and times I can leave without delay.

Once you get your sneakers on and start walking --it's amazingly great and I always wonder why I stopped doing it previously.

You are doing great. Do you weigh in daily or once a week?


Fat Free Me said...


Glad to hear you got out there and enjoyed it. I hope your foot will continue to cooperate with you, and that your husband will make every effort to give you some free 'walk' time each evening :)

Deb said...

Glad you got out there to walk on your own. Everyone deserves some "me" time. Even mommies!

Tigerlilly said...

That is how it is done!!! Good job. Sometimes the best thing to do when you are that angry is to get fresh air... and work it out.

I, too, have two toddlers ages 3 and 4.. they seem to have an internal alarm that goes off whenever Mommy wants to workout. I have now found a way to busy them with a project while I hop on the treadmill... I still have to hop on and off for 'mommy intervention'.. but at least I get that sweat rolling!!

Keep it up... your on your way!