So if you have been reading my blog then you know that lately I have been working out. Or at least trying to. I get up and do my core fitness with Karen V about 3 times a week. Sometimes I opt for a long walk with Abby (real name used!) the dog, or a family bike ride. Believe me when I tell you that pulling a 6 year old and a 2 year old behind you in a go-bug, is in itself a work out. We live in a neighborhood with hills and the other day I required assistance from Big Boy to get the the elementary school playground without dying.
I try to get my work out in before the kids awaken. Most times I make it the full 45 minutes before hearing Baby Girls cries of "MOM! I awake!" When I scoop her up from her crib trying not to wake up sleeping Big Girl across the room, she pats my sweaty chest and says in the cutest way "you workin' out mom?" "Yes, I workin' out" I reply through heavy breathing.
The other day at bedtime I read to the girls from the rocking chair while they both lay in their beds. Baby Girl was doing some interesting maneuvers with her bottom in the air. "What are you doing?" I asked. "I workin' out!" was her proud reply. Maybe I should add a stink bug move into my routine. It looked pretty fun.
Today I stand exposed before you bloggers after trying to do some workin' out of a different sort. Having said I was sorry both publicly and privately I now have to face the local readers at church today. I will walk the plank from 1:00 to 4:00. (Thank goodness I work with the children and I know they will still love me). I thought about making myself a scarlet letter to wear but what letter? B for blogger? M for mean-spirited? Perhaps H for human.... Maybe I should just go for a 'Kick Me' sign for all to see on my way up to lead the children in a song about reverence before the entire congregation. Whatever it takes to make it to the higher road my friends.
T says I should hold my head high. None of us is perfect and I have said I am sorry. I am not as sure of myself as he seems to be. But I am sure as my emotional muscles rebuild themselves (will eating a banana help?) I will find a way to work it out.