Instead of loafing about playing on my iPod during soccer practice, why not get off my ass and walk?
Not that speed-walking though.
I don't want to look crazy pumping my arms, and I always get like off-rhythm and look like Phoebe running in Friends.
Just walking at a brisk pace to get my heart rate up.
Burn a few Halloween Oreos.
(is my poop going to turn orange? that dye is dark!)
So I tried it one day at K's practice and I got a bit huffy puffy.
You know because my body is all, "what are you doing, shouldn't you be in bed playing Words with Friends eating Oreos at noon?"
And I was all, yes, but my muffin top is out of control and my pants hurt when I wear them.
So alas, I walked, a few laps around the field.
Last night we walked after eating Chinese food so I could drink wine without guilt while watching 30 Rock.
Today, another practice and 5 laps. Barefoot.
My shins are crying, but I felt good afterwards.
Minus the inner thigh chafing.
Note to self, wear longer shorts or you'll have to constantly dig them out of your wedge-ical area.
It's not very lady-like.
I know i'm late to the party when it comes to staying fit, but this is a huge baby step for me.
I've joined and quit the gym like 3 times.
And, I'm officially banned from buying Ab-rollers from informercials at 2am.
This is decent, I can do it, and I'm getting less huffy-puffy at it.
Stay at home moms don't get much in the way of pats on the back, so this is my own self-patting.
And after 12+ years at home, I need all the patting I can get.
So to recap: When your kids are in activities, burn calories so you can eat empty ones with wine and watch TV afterwards without guilt.
See and you thought you had to pay $60/month for a gym membership. You're welcome I just saved you money.