Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just Say No to Daylight Exercising

Whenever I've exercised, it's always been in the morning. I like to get it out of the way. As a mom, it's been EARLY morning. Like dark-outside-morning. Like 4:30 a.m. morning.

Wednesday was different though. I had the day off, so I slept in (yay!) But that meant that I was exercising in the daylight. Kinda weird for this gal whose used to vampire hours when it comes to working out. It only took a few minutes to confirm why I prefer exercising before my family is awake ...

Me: Okay girls, I'm gonna' be on this thing (elliptical) for 30 minutes. Try to leave me alone for at least that long, okay?

Amanda & Megan: Okay.

I get going, and maybe 5 minutes into it, I see the girls dancing in front of me singing "Go Mom! Go Mom! You're awesome! Good job!" It's hard to ellipticise (pretty sure that's a word) and laugh at the same time, in case you've never tried it.

Me: Stop! Please, stop the dancing and singing. Seriously!

They stop and go back to playing with their dolls.

About 5 minutes later, I'm heated up enough to shed my tank top, exposing my sports bra.

Amanda: Mom! Is that a sports bra?!

Me: Yeah.

Amanda: Cool. (?)

Megan then proceeds to dance in front of me yet again, only this time singing "Mom's wearing a sports bra! A sports bra! Nice sports bra!"

Me (while laughing): Come ON. Let me finish. Stop! Puh-lease!!

Megan stops. I continue. The rest of the time I was interrogated by the calorie burning police.

Megan: Mom, how many calories have you burned so far?

Me: 135.

Amanda: The most I've ever burned is 200.

Me: Uh huh.

Several minutes later.

Megan: How many calories have you burned now, Mom? Hmmm?

Me: 250.

Amanda: Wow! The most I've ever burned is 200.

Me: Uh huh. (I heard you the first time. Please just let me finish.)

THIS is why people have gym memberships. Or in my case, why people exercise at 4:30 a.m.


  1. This sets abad example for your girls to tell them about loosing calories. You should tell them you do it for fun and your health.
    They will always remember that their Mum exercised for loosing calories.

  2. Angelina ~ This blog is pretty much one big parenting faux-pas. Save yourself - don't read any further!!