Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Help!

I'm not feeling motivated to be healthy at all right now.  Here's the deal: when I first woke up this morning it was snowing.  Then my walking buddy called and said she'd have to bail because her daughter is sick.  (Totally valid.)  I was still planning on going on a walk with the big O this afternoon though.  But first I needed to pick up some things my mother in law asked me to send her so that I could mail them when I went on my walk.  Well, things took a little longer than I planned when I made an extra stop at the bank to make our car payment. (Good thing I remembered when I drove past it!  I almost forgot.  And it was due today.)  When we got home I fed the big O and hurried and changed her diaper and got her dressed in her warm snow suit thing and headed out the door... only to realize that it was totally dark already.  So I came back inside and waited for Bryan to get home from his class.  Then around 7pm I had a Relief Society activity, but I planned to go to the mall afterward to return some pants I got for Bryan that didn't fit him very well and I figured while I was there I'd walk laps around the mall for a half hour.  What was I thinking?  Even if the big O had remained happy during the RS activity (which she didn't), it still would have totally been her bed time by the time we got home, not time to go to the mall.  Well, now the big O is asleep in bed and Bryan is dutifully working on his homework and it's cold and dark outside and warm and cozy inside and all I want to do is change into my jammies and watch a movie and eat some cookies.  Obviously I'm not going to do either since I'm not eating sweets and since Bryan would get totally distracted if I watched a movie, but... I am really not in the mood to work out.  Any great ideas for something good I could do inside my tiny little apartment that would be an acceptable work out, but wouldn't cause me to work up a major sweat?

11 comments:

emmalou said...

That's a toughie, Katie. Good for you for asking for help! The only thing I could think of is doing some housework. Like washing windows or scrubbing the floor. In lots of cases those things get overlooked anyway, so make them into a light workout. Best of luck!

Dorothy said...

Probably too late to help you now, but do you have a set of hand weights? (or soup cans?) You can watch tv and lift weights at the same time...and it wouldn't cause you to sweat...too much!

JuliaKoponick said...

I find kneeding bread dough is a good workout!

Syl said...

It's probably too late, but I have a Jillian Michaels DVD with 20 minute work-outs that will have you sweating in like two minutes (seriously). You are welcome to borrow it (we're home). I even have hand weights and a mat you could use.

Katie said...

Thanks to everybody for your great suggestions! I ended up getting sweaty and doing Tighter Assets anyway. Bryan was a hero and said he'd do it with me. He was a pretty good sport about it. Anyway, I'm off to go wash off all the stink, but if anyone else has great suggestions for good (easy) work outs, please continue to leave comments! And thanks again for being so supportive!

alee said...

Katie, Katie, Katie...you have got to sweat dear! :) Just get used to it and learn to love it...it means you are being healthy!

my name is lauren. said...

do the abs workout! our that 18 minute cardio on i linked to today!

Kathy Haynie said...

Do some good stretches and enjoy getting to know your muscles. You don't have to do cardio every day. I know you're not a yoga fan, but...

Marae Lindsey said...

Yeah, I was going to go with the lifting weights/cans, lunges, sit-ups...maybe go outside and walk some stairs to break it up a little.

Or put on your headphones and dance wildly to the Aqua soundtrack. In front of Bryan, of course.

The other day I was wearing one of Ben's scratchy sweaters and he asked how I could wear it without getting a rash on my neck, and I said, "because I'm a roughneck with a bad boy independence." And he asked me to never say that again.

Katie said...

Everybody else- Thanks for all the great ideas! Keep them coming if you still have one you'd like to add.

Marae- Hahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha!!!! I miss you mucho mondo. And please never stop saying that.

Polly said...

I was going to suggest you do your Tighter Assets...so I guess we think alike.

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