I have been trying to workout during the holidays. Nuts to add something more in the holiday season, and though I loathe it, it does give me more energy and make me feel slightly better about all the holiday meals and treats consumed. I am not in it to lose weight, I am grateful that this isn't usually a problem area for me...but working out does give me a boost and so I am doing it just to feel better. I'm trying.
I have done relatively well. I am not giving myself guilt for missing a day that was packed to full or for not working long enough or hard enough...I am just happy to try and get in 3-5 workouts a week. For those that know me and my tendancy toward lazy...it's a monumental feat. I am the person who watches the biggest loser with ice cream on the couch and considers walking the block to school a hike...cuz hey, there is a slight incline.
Tonight I let the kids join in. If I weren't doing it myself, I would have video taped this to do. The family room is small and the kids were in my face the whole time. Bum in face, knee in face, foot kicking me, hands whacking me. I had to be extra careful to not knock a weight on their head and I was thunked more than once by the tinker toy weights they had built. It was more like a cardio/toning game of twister than a workout video. Totally laughable, but fun.
It's moments like these, where I can actually remember that they are just kids, I enjoy so much. Not expecting perfection, just thankful for the effort to be a part of the team.
Maybe someday I will turn it on and get the tinkertoy workout on video. Hilarious, fun and though I may not have gotten a great workout in today...I think I got something more. Good memories and some good laughs. Jillian Michaels probably didn't have that in mind when creating her videos!