Thursday, November 05, 2009

an unattainable goal?

well, i'm almost 5 months into motherhood. i had big plans to hit the gym often. i have not.

there's this "stroller stride" class at the rec centre that i've often said i was going to go to but it's a 9:15am. it seems to just be a time that i cannot make work. ben always seems to either need to be fed or is napping at that time. well today was the day to get there. ben got up at 7:15am and was back in his crib at 8:10am for his nap. naps are always 30 - 45 minutes so i figured i'd get all ready to go and when he woke up, i'd pop him in his carseat and we would get to stroller stride! so while he slept, instead of also sleeping (which is often what i do), i shaved my legs, i did my hair appropriately for sweating, and i got dressed in workout clothes. i packed a diaper bag. i got the car seat ready with blankets and toys and a hat. i was ready.

9am came and went. ben was not up. guess who decided to sleep a whole hour this morning? maybe tomorrow.


Alyssa said...

I have a hard enough time getting to the gym, and I don't even have a good excuse like letting my baby sleep. It's just so easy to get derailed. Maybe you need to treat yourself to a fun exercise DVD, and then you would be able to do it while Ben sleeps.

On the upside, I love that pic of you two.

Laurie Newbigging said...

love the pic, mom disgruntled, ben like WHAT??? HAHA

theRachel said...

I love you both. Can't wait to see you this weekend!

PS - a few years ago after one of my friends had a baby I joined her at a "strollercize" class. It was a killer workout! They really got us moving. Don't know what it will be like in Abby.

Yvonne said...

Alyssa, great idea with the exercise DVD. I bought one 3 weeks ago . . . still haven't "found the time." I tell myself I will once Ty starts sleeping through the night. Then I wont' be opting for sleep in the morning, over showering, then needing to shower while both kids nap in the afternoon. That's the plan, we'll see.