Magpie Musing is giving away a Wii Fit! It comes with a wii console and the wii fit board. So, if you're interested, go check out her contest here. (Thanks, Safire, for pointing it out) Basically you're supposed to post a fitness story on your blog about how the wii fit would change your life and link back to her blog. So here's my hopeful entry:
A fitness story.
Once upon a time.......we packed up all our stuff and moved into a bigger house. I'd never been big on fitness, but my new neighbor was a total fitness nut. She gets up early to work out each morning before her day starts. She bikes around the park for fun! She teaches weight training and aerobic classes. Somehow we hit it off and she started dragging me to early morning runs at the high school track. She even started working out an hour early twice a week so she could be back in time watch my (sleeping) kids so my hubby and I could run over to the gym before work. (My dear hubby walks too fast and I walk to slow, so side-by-side treadmills are perfect for us!) Then she introduced me to Bikram (hot) Yoga. My stress level went way, way down.
My mom used to do yoga in our front room when I was a kid. Sometimes she'd let me do it with her. My favorite part was that bit at the end where you're just relaxing. Bikram Yoga was everything I liked about yoga PLUS a relaxing sauna. (and our water heater at home was broken at the time!) I felt so warm and cozy and sure of myself. No one seemed to care how big my tummy was or how long I could balance or how far I could stretch.
My youngest was 10 months. I was some 30 lbs too heavy. Those extra pounds started melting off. I felt great. More energy. More smiles. More drive. More clothes that fit. It was great!
Then one week it all disappeared. My wonderful neighbor was hit with a messy divorce out of no where. She moved. I found out I was pregnant. Twins. Identical twin girls. All my new fitness plans stopped dead. I spent the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy in the hospital.
One of the twins was born with a heart defect. Now she's the one spending time in the hospital. My secret to staying sane with one twin in and out of the hospital? Chocolate. Cake. Brownies. Add Skittles, Twizzlers, & Sweettarts for variety, but it's mostly the chocolate that helps. The twins are 5 months old now, and I'm some 60 lbs too heavy. Seraph is coming home from the hospital this weekend (yay!)!
Except for doctor's appointments, I'm pretty much stuck in my house until RSV season is over. Stuck inside with twins...and a 2 yr old girl...and a 3 yr old boy. Thank goodness my 8 yr old (girl) gets to go out for school. We're all brimming with stress...and stuck in the house.
I'd like to be one of those people who gets through stress with exercise.....I've been thinking about introducing my 8-yr-old daughter to yoga. Yoga is so good for stress. And I remember how good it felt to do Yoga with my mom.
Only.....I've done Yoga, but I don't really know how to do it on my own. The Wii Fit would be perfect! It would change my life! So, Magpie - pick me pick me pick me!!! :)