So aside from the generalized fears of motherhood, fires, clowns and tripping down the stairs in public, I face a fear of being called a liar.
I don't think I'm alone here when I say that the weight on my license is a total dream. I recently had to renew my license and I realized...my weight was marked at 115. WHAT? Did I weigh that in the 6th grade? I didn't realize that I had such balls at previous license renewal sessions!
Did you know that it is a Class 2 Misdemeanor to falsely state ANYTHING on your drivers license? Well, perhaps a night in the slammer wouldn't be so bad...considering I could probably sleep the whole night through without Axel.
This year however, I reluctantly added a few pounds to total 130. I thought that was a generous addition, but still a complete LIE.
I have decided to make a honest woman out of myself and weigh what it says on my legal state identification.
My diet isn't the problem. I have a tight grip on what goes in my mouth, and have never treated my body as a garbage can. That just means that I need to up my mileage! I have developed a few new workouts to help me do so. You might find them helpful.
First, if planning on any weight loss, check out the BMI chart. Although it isn't the "end all" for healthy weight, it is a suggestion of what range you should be in.
With a weight of 130, I would be smack dab in the "average" category instead of bordering on the "overweight" side. Total weight loss needed is about 20 lbs.
"Itsy, Bitsy Spider - run"
It is a known fact that your cardio-health will increase faster if you sing while you run. This looks a little silly, but I assure you, it will both calm your toddler and help your lungs. You need to SING OUT LOUD for this to work.
Although Axel spends hours in his stroller, I am always singing to him. If I have my ipod on, I can rock to MJ, Billy Joel or Stevie...but if no music is provided, I resort to Axels short list of favs.
"Itsy, Bitsy Spider"
'Wheels on the Bus"
"Baby Bumble Bee"
...towards the end when I can't even remember my own name and the jogging stroller is the only thing keeping my face from the pavement, I resort to the ABC's.
For the days when you just can't get off the couch.
First, trick yourself into putting on your running shoes. Next, trick yourself into going outside to "check the mail".
...as long as you're out there, you might as well go for a "walk".
You now need to establish what counts as a "landmark". Trail signs, intersections, benches, or be creative...dog poop, men with mustaches, moms with strollers. Pick 2 or three landmarks that are appropriate for the route you are running.
Start out walking and as soon as you come to one of your pre-determined landmarks, start to run. When you get to the next landmark, walk, next landmark, run...you get the idea.
It creates an interesting interval workout that is so much better than not running at all. On the way back, reverse the order or try to skip a few walk breaks.
It's fun to be aware of your surroundings and is great for beginning runners.
I don't promise to keep you all posted on my quest for complete honesty, failure is also a fear I own. If any of you are with me on this, let me know. I would welcome company on the lonely road of forced exercise.
To inspire you all. Here is a picture of my brother who has the ultimate male physique and finished another triathlon this weekend.
I don't plan to look like Tyler, just a sexier version of myself.
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