Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What have I done?

It's no mystery that the children and I are in poor shape. Chris and I have been lamenting for a long time about how to get the kids out of the house and get some serious exercise on a daily basis. They need it... I need it.

Yesterday I made them get off their can and gave myself a big kick in the pants as well. We put our sneakers on and walked. Hard. We walked west until 15 minutes were up and then limped back.

This morning it was raining and cold but I was not deterred! I got up early, got the kids up, we put on our sneakers and went to the mall before it opened and walked. 30 minutes.

After that we made a quick stop at Wal-mart for ink pads since it was still too early for Michael's (SHOCK! We're out of the house, done exercising, and shopping before most stores are even open!) and then with renewed vigor headed home to start school work.

You're jealous of me. Go ahead and say it. Wait... don't let your green eyed demon out yet.

So we're having our lessons and the WHINING and the GRUMPING and the LAYING ONE'S FACE DOWN ON THEIR BOOK and the YAWNING. They were exhausted. T2 actually fell asleep in his math book. I sent him to bed where he promptly fell back to sleep.

Now the day that was supposed to be an early start will be a late start because who knows when T2 will get up and be sociable.

We'll adjust to this eventually right?

And they wonder why people don't stick with an exercise regime!


Jennifer said...

I soooooooooooo need to get back into my walking, but who am I kidding it was 4 years ago...no wait 5 years ago that I was walking 6-9 miles a week...at LEAST. It's so hard when the kids are smaller to get it in.
I've been running my oldest out of bed at 9am if he isn't up with the rest of us, why should he get to sleep the day away?
Maybe a lunch time walk & evening walk would be better tnen a early morning walk? I'm not a morning person, you'll never catch me getting up early to exercise...or for anything other then leave on vacation most likely! LOL!!
I just told the hubby last night it's time for a trip to 'your' mall well, SONIC actually. LOL!!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm not a morning person, either. But I can't wait until the weather warms up so we can get out and get fresh air! We like to play in the backyard after dinner.

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

LOL! Why are you walking so early in the morning? That would kill me!

crystal said...

We're not getting up that early, just normal people early. Like 8ish? I don't know what these brats' problems are. We just run out of time to get anything accomplished and if we intend on getting in something extra,, then we just have to get up earlier I guess. Our sleep scheduals are completely screwed now though,, I'll tell ya that much!

Blonde Goddess said...

When it's not so cold and nasty my friend and I walk right after we drop our kids off to school. We leave about 8ish and get done around 9:30. It's quite a workout...and I miss it.

In the winter I do yoga...it's not much for losing weight but it keeps me flexible and helps me feel centered...

Buzzardbilly said...

I don't think the exercise is the problem at all. It's the math book. For as long as I can remember those things are like tranquilizers.