I’ve talked about my exercise routine a lot on this blog. Mostly about how I try to prioritize one. I’ve also mentioned how my “routine” is constantly changing depending on my current “kid” situation. (I’m clearly in the mood to “quote” tonight. Don’t know why but it’s “amusing” me.) Well my “routine” has changed again. (K – I’ll stop now.)
Last time we discussed exercise I was walking/jogging with Kole in his jogger, but once summer hit and the girls were home that plan flew out the window! So two weeks ago I re-joined my old gym! And I’m so excited about it! I know. Gyms usually aren’t that exciting. But this gym is a bit sentimental to me. It’s the same gym that I spent 45 minutes in each day for years when my girls were little. It’s the same gym that saved me from having a mom meltdown each day while Kenny was working long new attorney hours and I was depressed living away from family. It’s the same gym that helped me lose my baby weight after I had each of my girls which also helped me feel good about myself again. It’s the same gym that I made a lot of new friends in (mostly with the people who work there). It’s the same gym that gave me sanity! And lots of good blogging material. Here are a few times my gym came up in past posts:
I had such a great “mom moment” this week. One thing I love about my gym is that I can see into the windows of the kids club (where my kiddos play while I workout) from the treadmills. Every once in a while while I’m exercising I see the top of their heads running around. Last week I saw them run by and for the first time, Addison looked up and saw me through the window. She got so excited and she ran to find Ellie and they both stood there waving and blowing kisses to me with the biggest smiles on their faces. I started frantically waving back and blowing kisses to them and everyone on the treadmills lining both sides of me were looking at me like I was a total idiot. I didn’t even care. For some reason it just hit me and I was so overwhelmed with love for my two girls. I got a little teary eyed and just thought about how much I love them and how much I really do love being a mom. It was the highlight of my week. (Now I just need to remember that moment the next time they paint all over my carpet)
So I love zoning out and letting my mind wander. Something about the random randomness of my thoughts always makes me happy. I tend to zone out at various times throughout the day. (Often happens whenever Kenny starts a discussion including words like taxes, finance, or bills) Some may call this being spacey, but I like to think my mind is extremely complex and always needs to be in motion. :) This happens whenever I’m on the treadmill, which is why I like treadmills so much. A few random thoughts during this morning’s jog…
Is today only Tuesday? ….I have GOT to call and find out what I need to do to get Ellie registered for Kindergarten ….wait – today is Koni’s b-day! Crap. Forgot to send a card. Why didn’t I write that on my to-do list? Oh yeah, I did. I just didn’t read my to-do list….I wish I looked like Natalie Portman….thank goodness for this song (So What by Pink) because it’s the only thing keeping my feet moving right now….I need new gym shoes….is American Idol on tonight?….I should wash sheets today….my new camera is probably too big to carry around with me everywhere….wish I knew how to wink….why am I thinking about winking?….love it when my mind wanders….I should put this as a good thing on my blog.
I’m fond of the scales at the gym. They’re like big, fun toys. I like to move the black thing back and forth trying to get it to balance. I’m not fond of the way my i pod always seems to add at least seven pounds when I weigh myself. (It’s a mini, not a shuffle)
Today I went to the gym for the first time since I had Kole. With Ellie, I didn’t take her to the gym until she was over one year old. I didn’t trust anyone but me to take care of my baby. When I did finally leave her, I gave specific instructions on everything about her from what she liked to play with to how she liked to be held. Then I found a treadmill with a direct view into the Kids Klub so I could watch her the whole time I worked out. I took Addison to the gym around six months. I knew and trusted the ladies I was leaving her with by this time, but still gave them specific instructions each time I dropped her off and still tried to workout at least part of the time close by so I could peek in on her. With Kole I was counting down for him to turn three months – old enough to go to the Kids Klub. I dropped all three of my kids off today, handed the ladies a diaper bag, muttered “bless you all!” and headed for the exercise equipment as far away from the Kids Klub as possible.
**Side note: (I don’t recommend you click on that last post “Life with Three” if you get queasy easily. It’s a very real look into what life can be like with little ones! But one of my favorite posts just the same.) :)
Anyway! You can see how my gym used to be a big part of my life and why I’m so excited to be back in the routine of visiting again. Kole is finally old enough to run and play with the other kids and doesn’t cry when I leave like he used to (which was why I took such a long break). It has been two years since I stopped going and it was like a family reunion when I re-joined. So fun to see so many of the same people working there! They couldn’t believe how big the girls are now. They were also so happy to see that Addison’s hair is still super curly. :)
Now that I’ve gabbed all about my old gym with old blog posts, it’s time to share something new!
In honor of my new gym membership (and in hopes to motivate me to exercise) I bought some new running shoes and downloaded some new workout music.
I mentioned attempting to hit the Nordstroms sale with Kole a couple of weeks ago. The trip only lasted about 45 minutes but it was just long enough to find these fun Nikes on sale for 50 bucks! SCORE. Such a great deal. Have you all seen the fun Nikes this season
? Mine aren’t nearly as bright and colorful as most of this collection. These shoes are so popular around here. I was in desperate need of some new running shoes and these are so comfortable. Perfect for treadmill running at my new-old gym!
I also thought I’d share the new tunes I added to my workout play list on my ipod. I mixed all of these songs in with my old running mix which you can see here. Great music to get your feet moving!
Raise Your Glass – Pink
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Rumor Has It – Adele
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
Dum Diddly – Black Eyed Peas
Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
Bad Romance – Lady Ga Ga
On the Floor – Jennifer Lopez
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
Battlefield – Jordin Sparks
Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus (in honor of this post) :)
Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
Hello – Martin Solveig
Any fun, fast paced songs I’ve missed? Do tell!
Happy Friday everyone!