Tuesday, July 21, 2009


My thighs offend me. Seriously, couldn't they just BACK OFF? I mean c'mon, I decided to have children in my mid 30's. I was able to work out, and er......hire a personal trainer after Asher was born and snap my body back into shape....Good shape. But after Shawn was born things were just different. I don't know about other people, but after learning on his first full day of life that he had Down syndrome and a possible heart defect....I mean, I just wasn't in the mood to make my body a priority. I was kinda busy........ being metaphorically swung around by my toes and getting my head slammed into everything within a 5 foot radius.

And really, how does a mommy cope with the new normal and face a heightened reality of unknowns without indulging in some rich breads and home-baked sweets, anyway? Sure, there was a brief stint with Zoloft which did ultimately help me fight my desires to do dangerous stunts without a stunt-double, or a harness. But what about my thighs? My poor thighs have really been neglected in all of this.

Oh, if only I could get back into a routine of doing walking-lunges, weight-training and cardio.

I'm trying to get my mind into that place. My thighs are already there....and my mind is a little behind. And speaking of "little behinds"...... yea, that would be nice too.


Tracy said...

Ok, so I am reading this post while eating a whole pod of Pepperidge Farm Bordeaux cookies and laughed (with my mouth full) at the line about about indulging in sweets.

Melissa Irwin said...

This is no laughing matter, Tracy. ;)

datri said...

Ugh, I just can't lose weight and get in shape with the kids (well, one kid) home. I can't get to the gym and all those outings to fun places like fairs, zoos and amusement parks, well, even though we do a lot of walking, it sure doesn't make up for all the crap I eat at those places!

Incidentally, when I do work out I do a lot of treadmill and stationary biking. So my calves are thin as toothpicks and rock hard, but it ends there! How frustrating is that??

Melissa said...

my dear sweet twin....apparently, this is one more thing we share...ugh.

I had my first baby at 30, second at 35..I feel your pain.