Monday, March 16, 2009

Adding to that healthy lifestyle mix....

NO...definitely not another baby!! This cutie pie is my cousin Nadine's little one and his name is Luke.

So what is the addition to the healthy living mix? The answer would be exercise. This past weekend saw me getting the boys and myself sorted out with our gym contracts etc. etc. The verdict is still out on hubby joining in but I'm sure it won't be too long and he'll see just how much fun we're having that he'll join too. I have promised him that the odd game or 2 of squash when I'm fit enough.

Even though I am losing weight, I am losing it very slowly which can be frustrating. Some days I just want it gone. After swearing that I would not put a foot in a gym - I did. Now remember, a girl is allowed to change her mind.

The equipment seems to get smarter and smarter. The treadmills now have their own lil' tv screen but my favourite new addition, well new for me, is the fan!! To have that cool air blowing on me was heaven! It was also nice to be exercising knowing that the boys were getting a dose of some exercise as well, and best part was that they were having fun. Once they had done their session they were then allowed to play with the PS2 or WII and just chill. When I went to pick them up, I got the 'do we have to goooooo.....' I foresee lotz of time being spent at the gym.

There are some amazing classes and I look forward to trying some of them out. They have water aerobics, zenpilates, pilates, yoga, aerobics, step, ab attack and a whole bunch more. I'm not saying either way on the spinning classes just yet but maybe one day.

I've got a crazy week ahead of me. Homeschooling, housecleaning, getting ready for a big braai this weekend, gym and planning our healthy meals. Thanks to Gina's WW recipes - life is made easier some days.

Hope you have a fabulous week. Keep it positive!!

Hugs............

5 comments:

angelinabeadalina said...

Hey, that gym sounds kinda neat! It's especially nice that the boys have taken to the idea so you can have your exercise time without it being perceived as Mom-only time. Keep up the great work, Mich!

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

I hear pilates and yoga are great for loosing weight, course - never really tried them! *sigh* Loosing weight slowly ensure that the weight wont come back on as easy...your doing it right!! Just hang in there, dont give up on it! It will pay off! I'm rooting for ya! I think if you can go to the gym and join and exercise, surely I can get on my tredmill and exercise myself...okay okay...I'll start tomorrow! Eating right isnt the only thing to get me to loose weight is it?? I'm gonna join ya but here in my own gym! We'll loose together!

rosebud101 said...

Good for you when adopting a new and healthy lifestyle.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

You are an inspiration to me.... I'm so proud of you... keep it up girl friend.

Diana Ferreira said...

That sounds fab Michelle! And the nice thing is that your kiddies are enjoying themselves too in a healty environment. With them expecting to go for a fun outing you will have no excuse not to go, and the kilo's will really start shedding! Go Girl!

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