My thoughts on working out…

I had to fill out a medical form this week that asked me how many times a week I work out…I hate answering those questions. If I say 2-3 does that count the times I run up the stairs and get out of breath? Then they ask for how long…I said 20-30 minutes. I go for walks, play with Adriah (hey, building forts out of couch pillows can be exhausting!) and now I also have a membership at Lifetime Fitness. That in itself doesn’t mean a whole lot. You actually have to go and “work out.” Not only that, if I go twice a week Medica pays for $20 my membership. You’d think that be a piece of cake but boy, am I good at thinking of reasons why I shouldn’t go. Thankfully I meet a friend there and we do classes together or it would be a major waste of money. Not that I don’t want to be fit! I do! But I’m one of those people that no matter how often I lift, jog, press, sweat…my body doesn’t change a whole lot. My husband on the other hand can do sit-ups three days in a row and wake up with a six-pack. Life isn’t fair.

I go because I want to be healthy…and live a long life. I want no regrets because I was lazy. I’m not lazy, just not motivated to have the perfect body.

Okay, I have a confession. I also go because I love candy and chocolate! Instead of cutting that out of my diet…I “work out” to burn it off.  I’m always amazed at how little calories you burn and how many calories are in the good stuff! Can I hear an amen?

Anyways, I’m getting into a good routine and maybe this time I’ll be surprised at the tone muscles that develop…I doubt it! The good news is I’m happy in my skin.

until next time…

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Beth from Iowa - October 19, 2007 - 9:32 am

Amen!! I love chocolate and I still sometimes “forget” that I don’t have the metabolism of a teenager 🙂 We bought a treadmill and placed it in front of the TV thinking that it would somehow make it more appealing….the time still drags! Give me a competitive game of volleyball or any sport and I can sweat for hours and love every minute of it, but that can’t happen spur of the moment or 7 days a week. I vote for someone figuring out how a fun explorative walk with a toddler can equate to a 1 hour intensive workout at the gym!!!! Good luck…..maybe you will inspire me to be as organized about planning my workout as I am about planning the other parts of my life 🙂

Dave - October 20, 2007 - 10:39 am

Matt and I are so similar. I have the same results when I work out.

Laura - October 22, 2007 - 11:09 am

dave’s comment makes my day. seriously i am laughing so hard MY abs hurt. as far as my workouts, it is 11:08 and i am still in my running clothes b/c we haven’t left yet (normally we run at 7:40am). you’re not the only one who has to talk yourself into it 🙂

Jenny Freeman - October 29, 2007 - 5:52 am

Noemi,
I have been slacking on my visiting other people’s website thing, so I spent a good amount of time on yours catching up. I love your pictures of course as always, but the working out blog was my favorite this time! So funny. And so true. I think there was a commercial for a slimming down something or other for women on tv while i was home… pretty funny. two cartoon type characters husband and wife go on a diet and the guy keeps shrinking, but the girl doesn’t change… Hmmm, that’s not fair!

Love you,
Jenny

P.S. I heard you are pregnant!!!!!!!!! Wahooo!!! Since you are in your second trimester already, that means you probably knew when I was home, but we were both way too busy, and sadly didn’t connect. Well, I can’t wait to meet your new little one next summer.

P.P.S. Has Rachel Hartford talked to you at all yet? I am probably being way too nosey for my own good, but she is engaged and getting married on August 8… Just curious.

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