Wednesday, February 21, 2007


In keeping with my general new attitude towards life, I decided this week to finally get off the couch and excercise. I figure, the healthier my body is before I get pregnant again, the healthier a pregnancy I will have. I truly thought it would be a piece of cake to get back in shape, as I was a very active and fit kid, teen, and young adult. I played soccer all through high school until a knee injury sidelined me, and skiied until that point too. My old "career" was also a very active one, all other downsides put aside. So I really didn't aticipate how completely and totally flabby I had become since becoming a stay at home mom.

I noticed about a month ago that Lifetime TV has various fitness shows on during weekday mornings, and set the dvr to record a few of them. I finally tried one a three days ago. (No, I don't procrastinate!) I love it, but man, oh, man! I hurt in places I didn't realise I could hurt. All of this is just aching muscles, no injuries.

The upside of all of this pain is that I was able to wear a pair of pre- Kat jeans yesterday, and I didn't have to hop and stretch and contort to put on today's jeans. I have resisted buying new, larger jeans, because, let's face it, I'm just that cheap. Yay!

So my works for me wednesday is that the DVR doesn't have to help you get fat. It can help you get in shape and healthy, too!

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Lindsey said...

I didn't know that Lifetime had fitness shows! I'll have to check that out with my TiVo! Thanks, and happy WFMW!

Vida said...

I really like the Denise Austin shows, because she targets a different part of the body every day. And you are so welcome!

Justice Fergie said...

Yup, Denise Austin is my girl! 7am and 7:30am every weekday. Glad you discovered her!

janet said...

Because of you, I taped denise austin Friday and also found body electric on pbs. body electric is a bit annoying but she did a huge workout with weights so I can deal with her too. Great tip!! thanks again

janet said...

i had to update this to thank you for saving me $29 a month. since your tip, as I mentioned in the previous post, I have been taping body electric and denise austin. When the boys go to bed (husband included) I put it on and go for an hour or so. THANK YOU for this tip. I am planning on canceling my curves membership.