Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Manifested

Well, just for 5 minutes.
As a family, we've had a membership to a family fitness facility for a long time now. The Cupcakes have taken swim, ballet, karate, basketball, tumbling and hubby lifts the weights. But for me, I have always watched the little ones performing and learning. I just did not want to work out. Some reason, some excuse kept me on the bleachers for 4 years. I liked it that way. But after having 5 babies back-to-back-- and now soon to be 6, I'm not exactly what I once was and want to be for many reasons. So I decided to finally put our family's money to use and take advantage of the facilities myself. I declared that I was going to start working out before I put on more pounds and before my body became more stiff with baby mass. BUT... when the day came to start my exercise schedule, I became an unleashed, uncontrollable, crazy manifested mean-y. All because I decided to do something that was so UN- ME. Work-out! My poor family had to see my ugly side. I stomped, crossed my arms and had a really stinky face. It was NOT pretty. I even told my husband I wasn't going. Awful isn't it? But the story always ends happily around here because of God's mercy, grace and love in my family. My side-kicks and team leader got me in the car and as everyone ran off to their activities, I did a very difficult thing--- I began to commit to a treadmill and spinning bike. Guess what? I LOVED IT! LOVED IT! Something that was so unthinkable is now something I look forward to. I'm even starting to go more than I originally planned! Don't worry-- I'm not becoming obsessed with working out; it just feels REALLY relaxing afterward and I've noticed that I'm sleeping way better during this pregnancy than my last one. Isn't it funny how these kind of things work-out? All that kicking and screaming over something that I ended up loving. Maybe I can remember that next time... Will you remind me?


Marilyn said...

Hi Ya'!
I really don't think anyone will have to remind you.... I think you will remember far after everyone else forgot!! I am so proud of you!!
Take Care!

Raggedy Girl said...

Good for you. I take long walks and while I am not sure it is having any affect on this very fluffy bod, it has a lot of impact on my emotional well being.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday
from a Raggedy Roberta Anne

Deanna said...

Awww, big hugs from Texas. I do think that any type of exercise is healthy for the emotional side of us. I know that taking walks has changed my own attitude which in turn makes me a nicer wifey to my poor husband...LOL!

Do take it easy though....

Deanna :D

Deb said...

I love your wall paper it is so pretty, working out really does make you feel better, it is the getting there that is the hard thing

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I find that I usually LIKE it after I get started too ~ but I'm the same way, I avoid it if I can! Not sure why!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I think it is wonderful that you have started working out!! Good for you. I need to start again, ugh! I went to the doctor last week and was up SIX pounds!! :( I worked out while pregnant and it made the births so much easier!


Kim's Treasures said...

You are an inspiration! I keep telling myself that I will start exercising on Monday! I really should listen to myself!

Rue said...

I hate working out, so I applaud you, especially being pregnant! All I did was eat ice-cream and Taco Bell LOL

Great job!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

You are so funny!. I do not like working out either. Although I do like to work out in our pool.I have really packed on the pounds since I began commuting so I should be working out too. Keep up the good work, you have inspired me.

Have a great day,

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oohhh good for you! So happy that you gave it a try and are loving it.