Monday, January 10, 2011
Temple Love: Working on the Work Out
Working on the Work Out
I loved working out with our new Wii Fit from Monday to Friday. Sometimes my children worked out with me and sometimes it didn't quite work out having them around while I worked out. Most mornings they would play around me while I boxed, stepped and ran my way to fitness.
On two occasions my husband came downstairs to find toddlers dodging my rhythm lacking steps and my boxing moves. He found that situation overwhelming. I'll admit for most people it might have looked more zoo than family. But for me it worked. I could work out without the help of any one's schedule. My husband wasn't convinced. Later that night he asked why I couldn't work out while the kids were in bed. His comment felt a little like a misplaced slap in the face. I explained that I am a morning person and after being an active member of the children's lives for at least 12 hours a day the last thing I wanted to do was lift a finger, leg, butt cheek- anything. Men!
My hair paid a big price for this week of working out. For those of you who have naturally straight hair you won't get this- so just skip this and move ahead. For the rest of you on-line hugs will be needed. I enjoyed working out but not the feeling of sweat trickling through my scalp and leaving a trail of curls where I just wanted smoothness. Okay I sound like a baby- I'll stop.
With all the flu induced diets floating around the Internet I knew that food was going to be a problem. I have been sick 4 times in the last month and I have never found the courage to be sick of food. I used the old Weight Watchers Point system and I like that it forced me to be more conscious of what I put in my mouth. But by the 2 day I had used up all my extra points and craved more sweets than ever. I felt like I was thinking about food too much and that is never a good thing for me.
Looking forward to my exercise program with my Wii and eating well. (Thank goodness I finished all my Christmas chocolate last week!)
How did you show love to your temple?