Michelle: Week 18
This is the first week on my own. The first week I am responsible for motivating myself to exercise. The first week that no one is going to check up on me, and ask me how I much I did on my own. I have to keep my eating an exercising in line… and now that I’ve had the coaching from Fitness I have no excuse not to work out from home!
So this Friday instead of my usual Tina Time… I had another work out partner. First I ran for about 25 minutes and then did Tricep dips, step ups and push ups all with a very friendly park bench. I found it difficult and a little strange working out by myself but I did it, and came back home with sweat running down my back.
Something funny happened this week… as C and Y were playing with the Playmobile I noticed C take the wheel axles off the stroller and use them to lift weights. It was more of an upright row than a bicep curl… but she was getting the idea. Some may think the idea of a preschooler make believing she was lifting dumbbells is a bad sign of her future self esteem…. but I just silently watched and within seconds the wheels were back on the pram, and mommy was pushing a baby around. I tell C that it is fun to exercise and that it is important just as food is also important for our growing bodies. I also make a big point of not speaking of my insecurities in front of my kids… so no, I think this was a sign of her imitating Mommy and if Mommy is strong and happy, then she can be too!
And guess where I will be this week??? Wear Else? No really Wear Else! Well actually they will be at my house and in my closet. Wear Else has set me up with my own fashion stylist who will peruse my style and tell me about the good (and maybe not so good) items in my closet. I am hoping they will be easy on me and let me skip the underwear drawer. Professional stylist or not, I know what should be outta there… I think there is a direct correlation between how many activities our kids are enrolled in, how much they cost and how many holes are in a mom’s socks and how stretched out a pair of panties can be. How is it husbands have no problem grabbing a stash off socks and throwing them in the shopping basket and Moms mull over a new pair of panties for minutes before hanging them back on the hanger? But I digress… After all the lovely stylist won’t be able to cut through the duct tape and nails holding that drawer shut. But she will give me a chance to go to their newly redesigned Oakridge location and help me shop for new looks!
So what is it going to be Mommas? A new Trina Turk Abelia Check Trench look, or the Bailey 44 Splash the Pot Top? Or go browse yourself and tell me what you think the stylists at Wear Else are going to suggest for me!