I have been feeling stiff and weak lately. I have only myself to blame! Just getting the dishes from the upper shelf, or putting them away has become a chore. I am fairly active as I watch children for up to eleven hours a day, but I need to do more! I have become very out of shape. In a couple of weeks, I am going to be in charge of three to seven children (depending on if school is in or out of session), and I need to be in better shape if I am going to survive! The mom is due to have child number eight in December, so I am going to be busy!
Two weeks ago, I started daily exercises. I started out with ten reps of each one. I am really focusing on strength and agility. I have decided the extra 15 pounds might have moved in for a while, so I will deal with it slowly and stealthily. I don’t want it to see me coming. I will get it off but I have to wait until it feels safe and BAM! I will have the last word!
Two weeks later and I am up to thirty reps of each exercise and I already notice a difference! I just realized today that I can easily reach to that upper shelf and put things away! I just needed to stretch and get some mobility back. I am going to keep it up, increasing the amount of reps and maybe adding a few new moves. This just goes to show you what ten minutes a day can do for you if you stick with it! I’m very happy.
Now, for the old lady arm flaps, or bat wings as some call them. I think they are here to stay. That’s okay. Kids love them. They are fascinated by them! I can use them as weapons if push comes to shove. Sorry for the disturbing photo! I’m hoping these buggers shrink as I work on my arms, but I don’t know. It looks pretty comfy just hanging there. *sigh*