Or shall we saw muffin mom? My son has made me listen to this song about thirty times today. It’s a not so gentle reminder that I’m grossly out of shape. So out of shape that I get winded trying to dance to it. So out of shape that the walk I tried to take with my son just to get away from the damn song has me feeling sore in the thigh and buttocks area.
To look at me I don’t look out of shape. I’m a size four for God’s sake. Okay, maybe a six in some clothes. But trust me, I’m headed for an early death unless I do something soon. I used to be a size two with room in them. (Yes, you can hate me.) Then I got pregnant with Shorty and gained fifty freakin pounds! I carried 25 of those pounds on me until Shorty was about five months old then all of a sudden weight started to fly off. I lost all the weight from pregnancy and then about eight pounds more. I looked great! I bought new skinny jeans and pants. I felt good about myself.
Then I got pregnant again and then again five months after that. The weight started coming on as soon as the stick turned pink. I haven’t stopped eating since. I have serious muffin top. You know where your belly hangs over your pant waist. Yeah, attractive visual isn’t it? I’ve gained at least 10 pounds. I don’t exercise. Not a lick. I eat and eat and eat, and … well you get it.
Big has listened to me complain about this for months. He is an exercise freak. You know those ads for P90X with Tony Horton. Yeah, well Big does that shit and keeps up. He has tried to encourage me. He has used his own success to try to motivate me. Somehow the fact that he lost 50 pounds with P90X hasn’t quite given me the urge to start exercising. He even did one of the 30 minute routines with me one night. It was supposed to be easy. HAHAHAHAHA! I was out of breath and hurt for three days after that.
He bought me the weight control game for my DS. I have yet to use it or the fancy pedometer it came with. He bought me Wii Fit at my request. You guessed it. Still sitting in the box. He swears if I don’t use it soon he is never buying me another game for the Wii again.
But seriously folks. I’m in bad shape. It’s become a matter of health now. If I don’t do something I’m not gonna live a long life. Besides, I think it might help with the whole depression thing. And who knows if I’m in shape I might have a better chance of carrying another pregnancy to term.
So, I ask you. Besides walking, which I need to do more of anyway, what activity do you do that is free that helps keep you in shape? And does anyone have some healthy and easy to make dinner suggestions because I hate to cook and I’m running out of ideas.