Well, I did it. I got up this morning had brekky, got the kids fed, dressed and organised (hubby was in a grumpy and not interested in having the kids while I went) and we went for a big walk. I put my 9 month old in the pram and rugged him up nice and warm, my three year old put on her coat and helmet and jumped on her bike and off we went. We walked together for an hour and 15 minutes, it felt good. Best of all I did it, it might have been at a reduced rate (cos DD is a bit slow on her bike sometimes) but i did feel a bit clamy throughout the walk. I would have like to really pushed it out, worked up a sweat and been puffing a bit but at least I did something.
When I got home I told hubby he needs to stop being so useless and tomorrow morning I am just getting up and going and he will just have to deal with the kids like it or not. Its not that he is useless or anything he just whines and sometimes its easier to just take them with me wherever I go rather than listen to him. The saddest part is he is really overweight too and it wouldn't hurt him to come with us but he won't. I am hoping that by me getting out there and doing it, and watching what I eat I will be able to inspire him into joining me, but if he doesn't thats his loss. I intend on getting myself looking fit and fab with or without him.
Thanks BD for giving me a kick up the butt, I deserved it. Sometimes I do just need someone to shout at me and say "just go already". This arvo I have promised DD we will watch Hi-5 and do some dancing too which she loves to do.
I have come to realise that I need to change my views on exercise, I tend to think that if you aren't at the gym or walking/running seriously then its not exercise. I have to start thinking outside the square and realising that those other things I do are also good exercise, like gardening, dancing with the kids, playing Wii and doing the Wii Fit, its just that these things feel like they are so much fun that they can't possibly be exercise. What I would really like it a treadmill or exercise bike for those cold and wet winter days when it is hard to get out and go for a walk, maybe I'll start saving my pennies for one or look into hiring one.
Anyways, thats it for me today, off to do some baking for hubby's smoko's and the kids (last week I made a honey and oat bar slice, if they only knew how low fat and healthy it was, but I didn't tell them and they ate it all