Bringing the groceries in is exercise
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I have been on the site for 4 days. I joined and threw myself into all of it. My family is super supportive. I am the mom of 4 kids, but only have a 16 year old daughter at home. She is hardly ever home.
I started this journey this past Tuesday and not when I had ton of good healthy food in the house. Today I went to the store and 1) fresh fruits and veggies are expensive and 2) they are heavy. I arrived home at 7:00 pm. I left the house at 7:00 am. to go to work. Thankfully young daughter that lives at home called and is staying at school for fun events to lighten the mood pre exams. I am no longer going to cook the dinner she requested. I went onto the Spark recipe site and found a baked honey mustard chicken that she would love (similar to what she wanted) and planned to make extra to top salads in the future. I will freeze some for that.
Can I count lugging the groceries in (apx 20-30 yards...I will measure at a later date) SINCE THERE WERE NO TEENAGERS TO HELP CARRY THEM IN as exercise? I mean, I did the big shopping trip. It seemed like it took forever to get everything in and put away. I felt like I had a workout. Maybe it was because I am so out of shape.
Even though there are 5 baskets of laundry to fold I am changing into workout clothes (old and crappy) and going for a walk before I do anything else. I had a houseful of kids and was busy last weekend and the laundry fairies never arrived...that is whole other story.
Moms of teens....I salute you! Is it too much to expect more help? I miss having them all here for WAAAAYYYY more reasons then help bringing groceries in. Maybe its empty nest syndrome.