Photo Journal of a Temporarily Childless Mom

Since my children were away, the amount of free time I had was a ridiculous eye opener to how much time and energy those munchkins consume. While I love them dearly, mommy time was much needed, much appreciated and long over due. My adventures (if you could call them that) sans babies/toddlers.

20130821-003641.jpgFine Dining With the Eldest. 

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1st Kickboxing Class, ever. 

20130821-003657.jpgLazy Days at the Beach.

20130821-003714.jpgNo Sharing of My Sushi.

20130821-003758.jpgAdmiring (or maybe questioning) Unnatural Colored Orchids. 

Running with no pants

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While that title may sound like the intro to an awesome story, it is merely my description of how I accomplished my daily run on the treadmill tonight. I was not planning on letting the lack of exercise clothing stop me from getting a run in. Of course, I was in the comfort of my own home so the colorful chonies (or underwear for those who have that confused look) were only something for my kids to laugh at as they questioned the fact that I had no pants on. With each day that passes, I feel like my runs seem shorter. I have not weighed myself since I’ve started exercising regularly, nor do I plan to at this point in time. My daily exercise has not primarily been about losing weight (although I welcome that with open arms) but rather to be more active and obviously feel healthier. As I am no spring chicken and since motherhood brings a lovely amount of stress challenges at times, there is no better time to be more conscientious of my health.

I realize now more than ever that eating healthy and being fit is not optional, it’s a requirement.

Squats and Inappropriate Photos

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I just had my teen snap photos of my bum (for before and after comparison, of course).

I have officially jumped on that squat bandwagon. I am doing the 30 day squat challenge that everybody has seen on instagram, facebook and everywhere online. So, hopefully the photos of my rear will be motivation to get things in gear and continue the daily challenge. I’m actually looking forward to pushing myself and I suppose I’ll put some other challenges in the queue should this one prove to be successful.

Hopefully I will get signed off tomorrow from my eye doctor and be able to start running again since he removed the possessed muppet that I had in my eye (post regarding that may or may not follow sometime). In other news, cucumber water has been delightful to quench my summer thirst and makes drinking eight glasses a breeze.