the long road to healthy

May 14, 2009

The Daily Shred

Filed under: fitness — karena @ 12:36 pm

So, day 2 of the shred for me. I set my alarm an hour early so I could get the workout out of the way before I had kids and school and housewifely duties to attend to. But when the alarm went off at quarter to six, do you think I gamely pulled myself out of bed and got to it? Hah. I did think about pulling myself out of bed, but I realized pretty much every part of my body was sore and just kind of wanted to coddle it.

Big mistake.

Why? Because I homeschool my five year old. So when I put the littlest down for his noon nap, I demanded half an hour of “mommy time”, in which he wouldn’t need me to unsnap Legos, or read a story, or help wipe his butt, or discuss the Apollo missions in excruciating detail. He agreed, and did an admirable job of just letting me get to it. Except that he provided running commentary:

    during butt-kicks: Wow, that’s lots of fun, isn’t it Mom?!
    during jumping rope: You know, you’re skin jiggles around a lot while you do that.
    during the last cardio: Mom, you’ve got water dripping down your face.

Yeah, I’ll be getting up early tomorrow.

I think.

Our library also has a copy of Jillian’s Winning by Losing. I’m considering checking it out and really paying attention. I find her to be really motivating, I like that she’s “been there”, and that she has a no nonsense, no pity kind of approach. I bet the book is great, and if I follow the advice I can make a huge change. But, I’m pretty sure she’s going to tell me that the couple of glasses of wine I enjoy every night (yes, every night, I live ten minutes from the French border. it’s doled out like water here.) have got to go. And I don’t want to read that.

Sigh. But I will.



  1. Stay with it. You have to find a way to motivate yourself! Chin up girlfriend! (o:

    Comment by Keyona — May 14, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

  2. Thanks for dropping in! I’ll be staying with it, definitely. Just need to build some solo time into my day! You know, so I can sweat and grunt and swear without an audience!

    Comment by karena — May 14, 2009 @ 8:08 pm

  3. Your 5 year old sounds like mine!! I don’t let him watch me, I don’t want him to share commentary and maybe even do the exercises better than I can!! I’m sure you know what I mean!!

    keep up the good work..sounds like you are doing a great job!

    Comment by Ann G — June 1, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

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