Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Wiggle it, Just a Little Bit - As you Groove
I am keeping up my walks inspired by Miss Pip the best I can but with 2 little ones and a full-time job, blah-blah-blah it can be a bit of squeeze, especially since walking with Caleb involves being overtaken by ants. I have though figured out how to get the best work-out. I was inspired by pottymouthmama's running action and as I sat on my fat ass reading I thought - that is cool, BUT running is not for me unless I am chasing bargain fabric. I then devised a plan - haha - using what I got, namely children, they have to have a use at some point in time. So we run, well lets not get too excited and call it a jog down to the shops. Wave the promise of an ice-cream in front of a 3-year old and it helps to get those stunted legs moving. This has 2 benefits, 1. Keeping up isn't too hard (refer to stunted legs) so no feeling bad about yourself and 2. no-one is looking at you, well you know, all eyes are just on the crazy kid foaming at the mouth for ice-cream and if they do notice you it is only in a "OOhh isn't that a cute family moment" as opposed to "OOOhh you don't see that everyday". Once one has acquired the said ice-cream keeping them happy the trip home is Mama Koala style carrying you 15kg weights home on your back, giving cardiovascular and the arms a shot too. Don't knock it, it is working a treat - though not endorsed by the Chiropractors Association - and my child's weight increases slightly everyday increasing my work-rate slowly. See it's all about working with what you got, and if you don't have kids I am happy to rent mine out for a nominal fee - a coffee and a magazine that I can finally read in peace would do just nicely. And chocolate ice-cream makes a great hair moisturiser too.