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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Mom's Day of Exercise

Heave ho~Thrust myself out of the comfy sheets!

I. Just. Cannot. Do. It.

Fall back on bed. Does this qualify as sit-ups? I attempt to get up once again. If it weren’t for the child pulling on my feet and another one shouting “BREAK--FAAAST”, I would probably still be in sleepy-land bliss. *sigh*

Somehow I make way into the hallway barely opening my eyes thinking that someone must be shining a horribly bright mag light in my face. Nope, that would be the sun peeking through the blinds. I must pee. I have to go, that is the first thing in the morning one must accomplish. Kegels cannot completely erase what childbirth has done to me and if I wait one more second, I will literally wet my pants. Ok, perhaps that was a bit too much information there. You can relate though, can’t you? No children, yet? Oh, just wait for the fun—you’ll see.

Seconds later, there are mini beings jumping at me, shouting things I’m not capable of comprehending yet. Baby on the hip—I struggle over the gate into the kitchen and lift the other two up and over. Now, that has got to count as some sort of exercise.
The day brings on tons of stretching in the way of reaching under tables and car seats for missing items. Boy, my back feels great—errr…old. I think I just threw it out (again). Come on mommy, the middle little rugrat wants a horsey ride. You’ve got to be kidding me, I think.

Throughout the day: Up and down the stairs with boat loads of laundry. My thighs are burning now. I hope my backside is lifting.

And, this is just a small glimpse into the daily exercises whether I want to or not.

To be continued…


Time Travelers Wife said...

LOL - You would think being a mum we would lose heaps of weight and be toned like a body builders with the amount of running around we do for the children.

Alas it's never the case (for me anyway) I still have the large child bearing hips that have to be supported by wide thighs and an arse that needs a beeper to warn people when I'm reversing.

Keep up the blog - always enjoy your stories.

Just a Girl in a Port said...

Thanks for the comment.

A good friend once said to me,
"When you lose your baby weight quickly, you aren't done having babies. It's when the weight stays on, you know you're done." LOL

I think I'll check out one of those beepers, because I think my baby bearing days just might be done. ;)

Time Travelers Wife said...

I hope that's true as I am sitting on a nervous time at the moment. My girls were born in 2002, 2004 and 2006, Now it's 2008 and I'm almost thankful hubby is at sea to save any accidents - three is quite enough!

What's worse is I lost heaps of weight after number 3, but after moving to UK have put most of it back on - Hopefully that counts for being done?

If you find the beepers let me know - my wing mirrors can't see past my hips anymore! LOL

Just a Girl in a Port said...

Ha ha, I hear ya' on that one. Someone once told my husband he was safer being on ship, because everytime he'd come home, I'd get pregnant. LOL

Wing mirrors---priceless! ;)