The Gallery - Fitness

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Gallery - Fitness

Last night I really didn't want to go to the gym, but Tara Cain made me. She didn't tweet me saying "Get off the sofa, stop eating fatty, get down the gym!" She posted that this weeks Gallery theme was fitness.


Going to the gym is the only bit of me time I get at the moment (other than blogging) Baby man wont even let me go to the toilet in private. I don't like the thought of going to the gym, but when I am there I nearly always feel better for going. I had been doing an exercise class in the day with a lady who provided childcare whilst you worked out. Unfortunately middle man wasn't keen on this and wanted to join in. I found it less than helpful when I was trying my hardest to do a plank, and he mounted me saying "Giddy up Mummy!" So for now I have reinstated my gym membership and go late at night when I really want to be sitting watching the TV.

I am also hoping that the 20 minute walk to school will help improve my fitness. I have been enjoying our walks to and from school as it means that big man and I get to talk about his day. Generally he can't remember what he has done or who he has played with, but the play doh all over his jumper is usually a clue to one of the activities he has undertaken. I have impressed myself by walking on most days and have ony been caught out twice by underestimating the huge black rain clouds above my head.

So what do you do to keep fit? Do you pay gym membership just to feel guilty that you don't go? Do you have a favourite sport that keeps your body and mind active? Or are you a busy Mum that keeps fit just from running around after your little ones?

Here is a picture to prove I did actually work out whilst I was at the gym - although taking a photo of yourself exercising is very hard!


27 comments:

Jenny Paulin said...

You did well to photograph yourself whilst exercising! Non children time and to make use of yours in this way is admirable and makes me think that I should so the same with mine!! X

Louise said...

The things I do in the name of blogging! My gym buddy must be very relieved she couldn't make it last night. I would much rather not go but I am nearly 2 stone heavier than before I had kids so I need to do something x

Nicola Thomas said...

Good for you for going! Tara Cain or no, I would not be seen in a gym, I am exercise adverse. Although I am trying the 30 day shred DVD at the moment, or 'dread' as it should be renamed! Great photos x

saveeverystep said...

In my experience a late night gym agenda never works in the middle of December when it's dark and p****g it down with rain! Try and find something that works for you and gives you a bit of 'me' time when there aren't any family pressures (or fantastic TV programmes!) to distract you. I tried 'em all, but eventually discovered CrossFit and it's totally changed my whole family!

MOIxx said...

Your blog rang so many bells - oh I wish I could go to the loo in private :) the school run certainly helps, I love your description of the homeward chat

SarahMummy said...

I don't do gyms, but I reckon running 13 miles more than makes up for it! Exercise is good! Good for the mind and the body :)

Louise said...

Its only been a few weeks of the school run, but I feel as though it is helping.

Louise said...

I don't do running - but well done you!

Louise said...

Yeah I was thinking it is going to be harder in the dark!

Louise said...

I much prefer going to the swimming pool for the hydrotherapy pool and steam room!

MuddynoSugar said...

Well done you for going to the Gym, I used to, I should do, but I don't :-(

Kelly Wiffin said...

Well done! I need to get some more exercise in, don't have time for the gym though.

Louise said...

Neither do I really! hey ho when all the kids are at school....but don't want to wish that time away!

Louise said...

I am feeling inspired to go again tonight with everyones nice comments but the husband is away.

Teamlloyd said...

A bit like you I don't like the physical act of going to the gym, but when I am there I always feel much better afterwards. Since Harry I have spent the last 8 weeks telling myself next week will be the week I restart the gym. You never know, maybe it will be next week!

Great shot of you actually taking part in exercise!

Suzanne said...

Good for you Louise - anything that gets us to the gym is worthy of applause - well done Tara Cain! This looks suspiciously like the gym I used to attend - where do you go? Maybe they all have pink walls and a spiral staircase?!

Louise said...

xxx You have had so much more to deal with than worrying about going to the gym xxx

Louise said...

Pulse 8 - its the ladies bit - cant do my tiny weight with big muscly men watching!

The Mini Mes and Me said...

At the moment if I exercise at home I'm attacked by the puppy who thinks my jumping about means play time for him but I don't think I would have the motivation to go to a gym and exercise in front of other people. Other slimmer, more toned people that don't wobble on the cross trainer! Well done for capturing your pic x

Louise said...

Luckily my gym is a mix of people although I do wobble on the cross trainer!

Jacq said...

Walking to school is a great idea for parents and children. Well done at getting to the gym at all as well.

Mummy Limited said...

I know that feeling of not wanting to go and always keep in mind what a lovely fit friend told me. He said "you never come back from your run wishing you'd not gone. Ever" He's right

Louise said...

Thanks I will remember this - it is very true x

Fivegoblogging said...

The idea of having some me time is almost enough to get me to sign up. Almost.

Louise said...

There is a spa nextdoor to it that I can use!

Helpful Mum said...

I have a gym membership at uni. It's good except that I am surrounded by 18 year olds exercising and I have to remind myself that I will never look that good again!

SusanKMann said...

Way to go you xxx