Seriously, I've put on at least 15-20 lbs since reaching my goal weight a few years ago. My feet have not touched a scale in at least 3 months. Mix a huge life-change (maybe I'll save that for another post), schedule change and older aching joints and you've got the perfect recipe for increase! At the height of my fitness, I loved doing a walk/run combo. However, over time my hip joints began to complain. My chiropractor has pointed me to the elliptical machine and I'm learning to love it in combination with the perfect songs on my ipod.
A plastic surgeon once said that running breaks down breast tissue and after a while all runners begin to look the same without a surgeons intervention. That's just great. After a hip replacement, I could add reconstructive surgery to the list if I'm not careful. Forget it! After giving birth to 2 kids, mama has a secret wish list anyway! I must remind myself that I am wonderfully made... even after pregnancy.
I put the workout clothes on in the morning and begin my day! Morning chores are calling me. I warm up the skillet to cook pancakes and eggs for breakfast while warming up to sing the 'Mom Song', school the children, tend to the pets, do those chores that never get noticed until they do NOT get done somewhere between subjects, wonder and hopefully prepare what will be on the menu for my picky eaters, run any needed errands, grade papers, cut the grass, take out the trash... I really could go on, but I think you get the idea? Momma feels as though she has run a 1/2 marathon already!
No excuses, right? Believe me, I actually enjoy working out once I get started and I will find my routine again. I will.
Back to the point. I've noticed that these exercise clothes are quite comfy! That is, until I try to put my jeans on in the evening. Ah! Either Mama has not watched her insulin rising food intake as closely as she should (Can I put that chore on someone elses list please?) or someone has replaced my jeans with that of my 9 yr olds!
Maybe I'll slip the jeans on (or stuff myself in them) in the morning instead and lay the stretchy clothes next to the front door to throw on right before I hit the gym?! It could work...