In Which the Author Discusses the Egregious Nature of Exercise and the Delights of Wine

So it’s 9:45 p.m. I am sitting here in my yoga pants and a t-shirt, thinking that maybe I should work out. But then again, my bathrobe, my Boba Fett slippers, a glass of wine, and an old movie are calling my name. The kids will be going to bed soon and David is working late. And it will be just me. Really I should exercise. Really, really. But man, I just don’t wanna. While I work up some much-needed motivation, I figured I would talk about some of the exercises I do most often, those that I dislike the least anyway. 🙂For starters, if you don’t have a kettle bell, you need to get yo’self one! There are few things that I can think of that will trim your waistline like a kettle bell. Well, not the thing itself. I mean you still have to use it. But wouldn’t it be so nice if just owning a kettle bell was enough? Sigh.


I usually do some kettle bell workouts on YouTube. There are lots and lots of YouTube workouts, you guys! My favorite is Bodyfit by Amy. I want to be like her when I grow up. She has excellent videos that are challenging but doable and she explains each move and shows how to do a proper kettle bell swing (a move that will help your love handles!).

Moving on to the next workout, an old but trusty DVD I have done (and did a review of on here before) is Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred. That will definitely help you lose inches if you are consistent. There are 3 levels that gradually increase in intensity. After you master one level, you move to the next. There is a lady who does the hard stuff (psh!) and another lady that shows some modified moves.

Also, one thing I really enjoy doing is just plain old walking. I grab my iPhone and my headphones and escape for about 30 minutes of ME TIME! Ahhh…it’s so refreshing, especially if the weather is mild. I love my sweet babes, but I know all you moms can relate to some alone time. And my calves are definitely more toned since I have been walking more. A great side effect!

hiker-1984421_1920See how happy this guy is? It must be because he’s out on a walk!

Anyway people, it’s now 10:05 and not getting any earlier. There are only two things left on my very long to-do list today and do you know what they are? Working out and showering. I think my OCD is too strong to actually NOT let me workout, so off I go! Good night, my friends.

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