Wednesday, August 6, 2008

DO I or DON'T I???

I thought I would ask you guys what I should do...I exercised for the first time yesterday. I'm not talking about the "normal" exercising like doing 20 minutes on a stationary bike, lift a few weights, once you feel your muscles getting a little fatigued you stop. Oh no, this torture...I mean exercise was with a personal trainer mom whose son is on my son's team. For the past few days about 5 or 6 mom's have gotten their butt's out of their chairs and headed to the track. I watched (I was only wearing flip flops), while a few of the mom's shouted out, "Hey Lis, you need to bring your running shoes tomorrow!" I actually thought about it, they seemed to be jogging pretty slow. I started thinking, "I can do that, maybe I will bring shoes tomorrow." That was until they started on the lunges around the WHOLE track!

Now, I'm one of those people that know how to hide all my nasty, flabby "junk" in a pair of cute longer trendy shorts, pants or capri's. I didn't realize I had such a special talent at camouflage until a few of the ladies said, "You must work out, you look great." Ha Ha Ha Ha, if they only knew...I will not get in a bathing suit this year cuz my butt and legs look NASTY! So I proceeded to point out all my flaws to them. Next I realized that I was complaining so much, I HAD to work out with them, great...my mouth always gets me into trouble.

Yesterday, I went home and tried to come up with a good excuse to tell them...couldn't find one, put on my LONG sweats in 85 degree weather. I headed to the field, late to make sure I didn't have to work out the whole 2 hours. OH MY GOSH, I was dead, I couldn't even make it the four times around the track (1 mile), I had to start walking. I haven't really worked out in about 2 years and a lot of these moms work out everyday! My kids were yelling at me, "Cmon mom, your in last, stop being such a woosie!" I wanted to smack them down!LOL! Then the lunges, my thighs were screaming, "NO NO NO, What are you doing?" Then back to the running (1 mile), lunges, running (another mile), lunges, finally ending with the dreaded series of ab workouts!!!

I think the trainer wasn't too excited that I joined in with the other mom's. She was trying to motivate while I kept saying, "I haven't worked out in two years...must walk!" Then I dragged a few of the motivated mom's down to my level. I had a little crew of walkers, while only two mom's and the trainer continued jogging. Yep I'm a bad influence.

Today I could barely walk, I hurt EVERYWHERE...even my neck. To top it off, I'm supposed to do it again. I hate the way I look, but the thought of doing it again makes me want to puke! So, do I suck it up, and head to the field in my workout gear or sit down read a book, come up with a good excuse and rest my aching legs? Someone help me? I HATE TO EXCERCISE...I HATE MY FLABBY BODY!!! Quite the dilemma....

10 comments:

Jen said...

I have that same dilemma. I too hate to exercise but I also hate my flabby body. For me, hate and distaste of exercise usually wins out.

~Trish~ said...

Do it, just do it in moderation. You can't go at it full force and expect yourself to stick with it!! That is just reality! I started working out in about February and was doing awesome (hitting the gym at least 5 days a week) until school got out then my routine was shot! I would get the kids off to school then hit the gym. Then in the evenings I was free! I have turned into mush over the summer and now that school is starting up next week, my goal is to ease myself back into it. Try to find someone to work out with on your same level, that will help motivate both of you because you won't feel the pressure to be the best of the best or even keep up with those who might be the best! Also, GO SLOW, sheesh don't start out your first day with what you described! That is totally setting yourself up for failure!!! BE REALISTIC and you can do this :) I'll be your motivational speaker anytime!!

Gina said...

I think you should go for it!!! This is the time to whip that gorgeous body of yours' back into tip-top shape!!! Before long your stamina will improve- you'll be so glad you did it.
I wish I had a chance to exercise with other women like that during a timeframe that I wouldn't be doing much else anyway. I have no motivation... but I don't like what my body is starting to do!!!
p.s. you don't have to push yourself so hard right off the bat- she's not your drill sargeant!! Just do what you can and slowly build up!!

Tyler said...

Yuck! That doesn't sound like fun. I almost had a similar dilemma. My friend, who used to be a personal trainer and has thee best, most coveted body, asked me and a few other girls if we wanted to go to the high school and do stuff like that. I said yes but then I thought "Do I really want to do this?" Well, luckily I became pregnant so I couldn't go! Yippee! So, that could be a good excuse for you! All you'd have to do is get pregnant!

Tyler said...
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April said...

Sorry, that last comment was from me. I think Tyler's e-mail was up, so it used his name. Thought I'd let you know so you're not confused!

Robin said...

I feel the exact same way you do but just do it! I need to as well..You can do it!! The pain will be temporary as your body will get used to the workout soon!

Blessings,
Robin

PS. I'd be right there with you in your little crew!

Tj and Amy said...

yes you should stick with it. not only for the outside appearance of it. but you will feel so much better inside and it is great for your heart!

Jane said...

I just started a fitness program today so I'll be stopping back by to make sure you stick with it.

ps...ready your "real life fairy tale" mine is similar although we are the Midwest brady bunch. 7 kids 21, two 18, 17, 15, 10, & 8. Somedays we look at each other and say "OMG what were we thinking" but most days we just enjoy the chaos.

The Mind of a Mom (formally SoccerMom) said...

Hey Lisa

I had back surgery so I did not do anything for almost 2years. I did not fit into anything at all and would only wear black. I decided that now that I have been given the okay I am going back to the gym. I joined a woman's only gym that is so nice to go to and for those days that I am travelling I got the Weightloss Coach for my Nintendo DS. So when I say I feel your pain I do. One day at a time, just one day at a time.