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It's All Falling into Place

Monday, July 01, 2013

Before I went to bed last night, the reality hit me that for the next three days I wouldn't have my hubby's help with the grandkids until 5 when he gets home. I don't usually work out after supper, so I was puzzling how I was going to get a workout in the next three days. I wasn't really stressing about it since others have reminded me to make this next two weeks while they are with us a time to focus on my relationship with them. I took that to heart and relaxed about it a bit, with the plan to take any opportunity I find to get 10 minutes exercise in.

I figured out, as I described in my last blog, that I can get some cardio in with the kids. But I like variety, so this morning when I woke up earlier than they did, I had a quick bite of cereal to help me not burn out and did my Jillian No More Trouble Zones workout dvd, which does tons of strength moves in a circuit style. It's not a pretty sight to see me doing that, so I don't want to do it with their little eyes on me, so I was thrilled to get through it without anyone coming knocking on my door. When I peeked out into the living room, my almost 10-yr-old grandson was happily occupied with his Kindle Fire on the couch. I was so proud of him! He's so grown up to just get up and occupy himself.

I think these next two weeks are going to work out just fine. I never thought I'd be able to do what I did yesterday (with working out with them) and this morning. In fact, just this morning I realized my 21 year old son invited us to his pool whenever we want. I bet I'll get some splashing around done today! I hadn't even counted on swimming as a way to get exercise these days.

I feel like a big WooHoo! today!
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    1755 days ago
  • _JODI404
    That is an AWESOME emoticon !!!!

    emoticon Lori!!

    1755 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Celebrate. You are figuring out how to keep exercising while watching the kids. Have a great swim.

    1756 days ago
    There you go! Isn't it great that you have the energy to keep up with your grandkids?!!

    I think you deserve a big emoticon
    1756 days ago
    Way to go.. everything is working out well and you sound like you are enjoying yourself.. swimming is good fun and good exercise!!
    1756 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Let it all hang out, exercise wise! And even 15 minutes of vigorous work or a DVD is still valuable. My mentor has maintained his loss walking back and forth to work and doing resistance work with a sledgehammer for 14 minutes 5 days a week for years while working full time, marrying, and having three children. Admittedly, he's not the one keeping house, but he does his 15 minutes in the morning while his wife does yoga before the day goes crazy.

    YOU can do this. emoticon
    1756 days ago
  • EMILY0724
    Isn't it wonderful when things work out for the good? It's a good opportunity for you to try some new things. It's also a GREAT example to set for your grandchildren. Let them see the real you!

    Have fun!!
    1756 days ago
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