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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day 22 (day 1 / week 4)

I can't believe it's almost been a full month since I started exercising. Almost 11 months left and judging by this month, I have a feeling that it's going to fly by.

Today I tried something a little different. I still did "Ramp It Up!" (tomorrow is my last day) but I exercised while my 2 year old son was fully awake and in play mode. I usually exercise when he is first waking up, so he is just wants to lay there or during his nap, so I was a little nervous. Since tomorrow is my last day doing Phase 2 (48 mins), I figure that Phase 3 "Burn It Up!" is going to be longer, and I'm probably going to have to do it while he is awake, so that's why I tried it today.

He tried exercising with me and thought it was fun. He laughed a lot, but he always does I guess. He is so cute and my eyes welled up, watching him trying to exercise with me. He threw his arms in the air, when we were doing the "up and over" and kicked when we kicked. He ran circles around me when I was doing squats and climbed through my legs when I was doing lunges and yoga. He cried when I was doing the resistance portion, because he wanted my resistance bands, so I pulled out another set for him, and he tried to do it with me (I want to try to get a video of this so I can show his girlfriends when he gets older). He got down on his stomach to do push ups with me (lifting his head up and down lol), and during the leg lifts that I hate so much, he gave me kisses, tried to climb up on my back and draped his blanket over my leg (silly kid). I had fun and so did he :). This is how he used to be before he started his "terrible 2's" phase, so I really enjoyed exercising with him.

I also felt a lot stronger today. I sweated a lot more and was able to complete the entire workout without having to stop. When my muscle burns, it feels different now, like it's tolerable, and not painful, and I can push through it. I remember when I used to have rest days (actual rest days, not (non)rest days like I have now) I would feel stronger when I came back to the gym. Its a great feeling to see and feel yourself getting stronger!

Thank you again to everyone that inspires and motivates me to exercise. You guys really help me do this!

Happy exercising and see you tomorrow!

I can do this. I am a star.

4 comments:

Erin said...

You know, your son will start to view exercise time as Mommy and Me time and will most probably be fun most of the time. He reminds us that, as grown ups, we forget to put the playful spirit into our activities...good for you both and you are both stars!

Melissa Henning said...

Thank you Erin :)

Miri said...

I just dropped by (linked from the crockpot site!) to say you are amazing and I soooo admire what you are doing! I am also working on getting (back) into shape and while I've missed my chance to work out every day for the year, I think I might just have a go at every day for a month and see how that goes. Thanks for the inspiration! Stay strong!

ღ Destiny ღ said...

Awww, Logan is so cute! Brian does the same things to me when I exercise. Sierra works out with me and Brian plays around me and goes through my legs. He also will get down on the floor and look up at me and laugh when I'm doing something like push ups or Downward Facing Dog. When I'm sitting on the floor he climbs in my lap, lol! Good job today! 8^D