I’ve been doing that thing. You know that thing I go through every few months. I’m going to get fit I say! I’m going to eat better! I will not eat another family bag of M&Ms, to myself! (I say as I literally pop a few in my mouth)
I joined an online exercise program. One for mums. I was excited! I was motivated! And to be honest, really enjoying it for the 4 days that I’ve been trying.
One day I set up the video clip on my phone, sitting it up high where the kids couldn’t reach. I move all the lego pieces and other toys to the side of the lounge room so I had room to stretch and leap!
Today’s clip was core focussed. Perfect I thought! I get to lay down for a while. A rest if you will.
I lay down on my side for some side plank dipping action (I’m sure there’s a technical word but that’s all I got).
Then…my kids got involved
Within a few seconds, my 3-year-old was sitting on my hip riding me like a horse. I tried to channel Hercules’ abs to keep on going during this extra weight challenge. But as I focused on that, my 9-month-old was crawling under my supporting arm trying to get the ball that had rolled away. My arm shaking, trying not to fall on him since he’d set up camp there thinking it was a great place to play. My toddler still yelling yay! Woo! Do it again mummy!
Then I hear on the exercise video “Isn’t this great…some time for you just to focus on you!” I chuckled. Yes. Yes it is fit lady.
This is exercising as a mum.
Haha Do you use your kids as dumbbells? Do you have any funny mum fitness stories to share? Tell us in the comments below?