Mama lost in the Burbs's Blog

adventures of being a mom and other ramblings by me

Wednesday! March 9, 2011

Filed under: Making it official — mama lost in the burbs @ 10:33 pm

I’m keeping myself accountable for all my exercise and I’m using you all as a keep me honest audience.  So thank you for being my checks and balances!

We made it out for a walk today, as a family.  Hunk and I packed the girls into the strollers and gave B enough books to fill a small library, K was ready for a nap so she was out before we even started to move.  I love our evening walks almost as much as I love our morning runs.  It’s great because we are all together and B will read us her stories or she’ll read them to herself actually and we just listen.  Without fail B will eventually fall asleep or get out and run, both are good.  Today was a sleep day for both the girls.  Which gave Hunk and I 5 miles to talk.

It’s amazing how many problems Hunk and I can solve while walking and how wonderful life can seem.  I’m not sure if it’s the endorphins that are released during exercise that makes things all sort of come together or if it’s just a change of scenery, but whatever it is I love it.  I think it’s the exercise high that keeps me coming back and craving more.

The high I get from walking is totally different from runners high.  Runners high for, me, is where I feel like I’m running on clouds and I have my own personal cheer team in my head singing eye of the tiger as loud as possible.  It’s an all over surge of power and excitement.  While a walking high is a combo of being able to talk, think and breath in an open space.  I never get the same rush from running or walking in the gym, which is probably why I rarely do cardio at the gym.

So what gives you the rush?  What gives you the need it, want it, have to have it feeling?



Making it official Tuesday

Filed under: Making it official,Uncategorized — mama lost in the burbs @ 12:07 am

Success!!! I made it to the gym tonight! Almost a full hour of sweating and listening to non-kid friendly music. Ahhh I can still feel it! I’m sure my ass will hurt tomorrow, but I’m ready to go again.
Today I worked my favorite body part, Legs.  Tomorrow I’m aiming for arms, I think.   I’ll write-up a little exercise plan in the AM and get myself to the gym at some point tomorrow.
I think the part I like the most is the time to just be in my own head. I hear the music and see other people, but there isn’t anyone pulling on my pants or yelling that they are thirsty or need something. I am not responsible at that moment for anyone other than myself.
I’m making it official and sticking to it!  Also there is nothing like coming home and seeing the smiles on those little faces!  I’m doing this for them too.  When mom is happy everyone is happy!



Making it Official! March 5, 2011

Filed under: Making it official — mama lost in the burbs @ 11:42 pm
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I’m making my workout official.  If I don’t have someone to hold me accountable I’ll never accomplish what I want to do.  What do I want to do, you ask?  I want to find time for me at least 5-6 times a week, to exercise and re-group.  I’ve always worked out without any issues.  I did it because I needed too, because I could and because I love it.  Now, well between being mom, a wife, a full-time employee and running my own business, I, me, myself have fallen through the cracks.  I need to remind myself that I too need to be allowed some me time.  I love exercise, it’s really the only drug I was ever addicted too.   I crave the high that you get from sweating, from breathing hard and from feeling your muscles scream.  I love it!  I dream about it, I plan for it and then…. Life, it gets in the way of my love affair with the gym, pavement, court or trail.  I get caught up in preschool, gymnastics and feeding schedules.

So before all your eyes I’m making me a top priority.  I am going to get to the gym, trail, court or pavement at least 5 times a week.  I don’t mind bringing the people who call me mom, or even the guy that they call dad.  In fact I love it, but it needs to happen.  I’m going to try to post my latest adventures each day.

So here’s today’s.  Today Hunk and I hit the trail and ran a hilly, ass kicking 8 miles.  I found my heart beating hard, my lungs coming alive and my legs screaming for more.  We spent most of the run without seeing any other people and having a chance to re-connect in a way that we haven’t in a while.  It’s amazing how refreshing it is to have a date on the run.  We ran, laughed and talked about our plans.  This isn’t our first run, it’s not even our 2nd we’ve been doing our runs on the weekend for about 4 months now and loving every second.  Today we just needed to be alone together and remember why we picked each other.  As much as we thrive off of being mom and dad there are times when it’s nice to be us.

My goal is set and my mind is made up.  Today was a success, I’m already planning my adventure for tomorrow.