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.

5 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

A stroke of genius!

Actually come to think of it, I would jog anywhere for an icecream too. I think my new exercise plan has just become evident!

muralimanohar said...

I like this plan....beats taking the stupid dog to the dog park and spending the whole time preventing him from molesting the other dogs...

CurlyPops said...

Great routine.... especially when it involves an ice cream reward!

Mama de Saga said...

That is one great plan!

zukzuk said...

Ha! I love it.

It's amazing what ice cream does to people. I remember this episode of the Simpsons and there's this shot of a dog chasing a car -- 'cos that's what they do on TV apparently -- and then there's dear Homer, just like a dog chasing the ice cream truck. Heh!

For some reason the character I identify most with on the show is Homer maybe a bit of Lisa...