and then there was one…

Now that my blogging buddy Lindsay at Solo Mama Life has gone off-air, so-to-speak, I’m just taking over the airwaves with the usual daily life of mom-and-kid, whining and all. Truth is, I’m going to forget 99% of what is happening at this time in our lives. (Proof: I hardly remember ever having a little baby, and that was only three years ago. Thank god for the blog.)

Speaking of momhood, I continue to do battle in a war I’ve titled War Against the Panus. For some reason my weight gain is all in the belly, and I’m fighting off a panus with everything I’ve got. Ok, I lie. If it was with everything I’ve got I wouldn’t have eaten a donut this morning at work. But anyway, I’ve been running (and I hate, hate, hate running). Just a little bit of running, but hey, it’s running. Awkard, flip-flop, weird-ass running that I’m embarrassed for anyone to see, but I live in the country so I’m not that worried.

M is a great workout buddy (she’s also my only workout buddy). Together we do four sets of 25 jumping jacks, broken up with push ups, sit ups, squats, lunges, planks, or step-ups. Then we go for our “walk”, on which she encourages me from the jogging stroller to “Run mom, run!” and I promise her I’ll run to a certain point, say the mailboxes up ahead. Then I walk again as she encourages me to, “Run again mom, run again!” And so it goes. I even power walked from the hospital to my car instead of taking the bus after work yesterday.

Then I balanced it all out by eating a danish and a donut at work.

Let’s go panus. You, me, and an encouraging toddler. We gun’ do this!

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

One thought on “and then there was one…”

  1. There must be something in the air, I’m sitting here making a low carb meal plan and an exercise plan for myself. I got on the scale today and saw that I’m the heaviest I’ve EVER been. No wonder I’m always tired and my self esteem is in the bucket. I don’t even have a toddler to blame this on, it’s 100% me being lazy (also super stressful desk job.) Good luck with your war on Panus!!

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