“Because the last time you told me that it looked like there was another baby in my belly, so I’ve been running. Does it still look like there is another baby in there?”
There was a long pause in which the girls all came to inspect as well. Finally, he said, “Yes, just a little,” so I guess I’m not there yet, but I’m working on it!
To tell you the truth exercise has never been high on my priority list. Except for my cross country PE class in junior high, I never participated in any organized sports. It wasn’t something I was good at, and back in the day I sure didn’t want to get any skinnier!
Having Bobby at forty was much more difficult than I even expected as was the recovery. This time last summer I was still feeling horrible with migraines almost daily. When I weaned Bobby I became pregnant right away, and then went through all the ups and downs ending in a miscarriage. All of these things just did not lend themselves to getting back in shape. Since the miscarriage though I have slowly begun to feel like myself again! My energy has returned! Oh how I missed it!
And so I have been motivated to exercise by:
1. My kids telling me I still look pregnant. Yes more than one kid, more than one time told me this. And with kids you know they are just being completely honest. It must be what everyone else is thinking and just too nice to say right? Ha ha!
2. High Cholesterol. Yep I have it. It is well above the normal range, but not quite to the needing drugs range. “Diet and exercise!” my doctor told me.
3. My husband. He works out religiously. It’s
annoying convicting! He is really nice and doesn’t complain about me, but I know he really appreciates it when I’m staying in shape too.
So there you have it. If you’re needing to get back into shape, surround yourself with children and a fitness maniac and take a trip to the doctor. I guarantee you results. Either you’ll be on your way to fitness or you’ll be eating more ice cream. Jury is out! Ha!