Monday, December 7, 2009


Notice the dust bunny sitting on the shoelace of my sneaker? That's how long it has been since I put them on.

I have no idea what got into me today but I decided to exercise.

I tried to fire up the Wii Fit without the children noticing but as soon as they heard, "Measuring!" in that voice that manages to be both robotic and judgmental, they hurried down the stairs to see their mother run in place.

They wanted to chat with me while I was doing my workout. I kept having to shush them as I was working too hard on not having a coronary to engage in conversation.

I exercised for ten minutes. It sounds pathetic, I know and quite frankly it is, but it's all I can do for now.

Lily and I went to the playground after school today so that she could play with her friends.

It gave me the opportunity to spend time with my skinny friends. It's true! There are a group of about five mothers who are hard core exercisers. They get up at 5:30 am for boot camp.

They can actually wear skinny jeans tucked into boots.

I suspect that they are probably also hungry.

I think that they like to live a vicarious full-figured life through me, a life where chocolate is a major food group and cupcakes are a staple. When I told them that I had begun to exercise they were concerned that perhaps I had lost my mind.

"Don't go to the dark side!" one said.

"The next thing you know you'll give up junking!" said another.

At that I grabbed her shoulders and said, "If I ever tell you that I am quitting junking I want you to stage an intervention! As god is my witness, I will junk forever!"

Exercises come and go, but good junk is forever.


TJIC said...

> There are a group of about five mothers who are hard core exercisers.

The world, and Arlington in particular, has more than enough up tight skinny neurotic women.

Pom Pom said...

I love this post! I will try Wii Fit in two weeks, when school breaks for the holidays. I will. I find your dusty sneaker, ten minute start up VERY inspiring. My husband will be my personal trainer - he's a little TOO excited about this. I also think the skinny girls are hungry. Silly.

Amy H said...

I have mixed feelings about this. Does it mean I have to do it too? I could exercise, but I have a very hard time with being hungry. I am hypoglygemic! Probably also some other medical excuse, too!

But also, good job. I will wii fit too, maybe, tomorrow.


Lisa said...

Well at least you didn't give up junking!! Oh my that would be a sad day indeed! hehe
Keep up the good work!
Hugs, Lisa

Ginger said...

I am so proud of you for dusting off the sneakers and firing up the WI. I need to hop back on the treadmill, but darn I am so lazy, I would rather sit and complain.
Keep up the work out routine, and take it from me, the older you get the harder it is to lose weight or keep in shape. Ahhh to be young again.