Sunday, September 21, 2008

Quite the Realization

Last night my boys and I went for a walk. My 4 year old rode his bike, and I had the 2 year old in the stroller. I was really proud of my older son cause he rode all but about 5 minutes of our 45 minute walk. It wasn't as fast as I would have liked it to be, or as long, but we did it, and that was what mattered.

This morning I decided that I wanted to try and get out for my walk before my hubby left for work. That way I could get out without the kids for a change. Well, between procrastination, a really sleepy hubby, and screaming kids, it didn't happen. But, I knew that I still need to get out for the walk even if I couldn't do it alone.



So, how do you occupy two kids in a stroller for a 50 minute walk..without letting them walk? They say neccessity is the mother of all invention...well, here was what I came up with.
One double stroller, two kids, 2 craft tables, some Colour Wonder paper and pens.


And they were still happy nearing the end of our walk!
(Which is remarkable when Gabe is technically too big for the stroller. Their combined weight is more than the stroller is rated for...lol. )

I, on the other hand, was thinking after ten minutes in that I might have been a little quick to put them both in the stroller as I was already huffing. Lord help me make it!

The realization I came to though is this. I was pushing a 29.5lb stroller, a 56.4lb four (almost 5)year old, and a 36.2lb two year old(122.1lbs in total). I carry more than that in excess weight EVERYDAY!! No wonder I don't have any energy, I waste it all just draggin my own body around. OOYYY!!!

(next time maybe we'll take playdoh!)

13 comments:

Krissie said...

I love ephiphanies. I just don't always absorb the lessons they teach me.

I'm on the BLBE challenge too! I'm excited to watch us change!

TrickieMickie said...

Oh my goodness, you had a work out PLUS, didn't you? Fantastic idea and a GREAT attitude to make your workout happen regardless of obstacles. Great job! (And your boys are super cute - you are blessed for sure!)

Tanya said...

Wow! Thinking about it that way... I complain that lugging around my 1 year old (25 lbs) is killing my back after about 10 minutes... I weigh 11 and a bit of him.

Love the idea of posting yesterdays food and changing it daily. It'd keep the blog so much cleaner than posting daily... hmmm... I might end up borrowing your idea.

The Reverend's Lover said...

Oh my goodness - I don't think I woulda had it in me - way to go chicka!

Leigh Anne said...

Great solution!! It would have been so easy to use it as an excuse but you didn't and that is to be appladed

jeannie* said...

Great work getting out there and walking... AND pushing around the extra weight. No more excuses here :)

Kari said...

oh my gosh those pictures make me chuckle. way to be creative and finding a way to still get out for your walk!

Angie All The Way said...

Now THAT is the absolute PERFECT example of not letting excuses get the better of you! Way to go!!! I am soooo impressed!

Krista said...

What an awesome idea!! Way to go. Keep up the great work and before long you'll be a workout queen.

Paige'smom said...

What a fab idea!!!

Way to go!!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

What a great idea !

I home school, and to keep me on program I have moved work out time to PE class. It's a psychological thing- I can easily come up with a reason not to exercise for weight loss, but giving it an official title and making it part of school, it gets done every day .

You are a very clever mom, and setting a great example for those two little boys !

chubbygirldoesgood said...

This is just so awesome! Great, great idea :) Keep up the terrific job.

Roxy said...

Fantastic!