Monday, January 21, 2013

My Home Gym.

Since I haven't been to the gym in a year, I am making the most of my home gym.  See it below?  Can you find 10 workout stations?  I can!




1.  The Stairstepper.  Up and down all day long.  We "live" on the second floor of a three floor townhouse.  For an extra challenge I sometimes walk up with groceries and a baby.  

2.  The Hurdle.  The giant gate keeps the boy in and the dog out and never comes down.  My passport off the second floor?  A quick 400M hurdle.

3.  Capture The Flag.  Every once in a while my little rascal squeezes through the gate and takes off for the third floor.  I have to capture him before he harms himself or the stairs.  Unlike an hour long spin class, this game lasts all day long.

4-6: The Kitchen Station.

4. Shotput.  When the little boy gets into the spice cabinet, shotput begins.  I am the shotput retriever. This person doesn't get as much glory as the thrower, but burns some serious calories.

5. Upper Body Toning.  Every kitchen surface two feet above the floor is covered with tiny handprints.  I wax on and off like Mr. Miagi is judging me in the corner.

6. Core Strengthening.  My little boy likes to wrap himself around my legs with a grip that the jaws of life can't undo.  I walk around the kitchen with a 20+ pound ankle weight, great for the core.

7.  Bend and Lift. Note there is only one toy in this picture.  This is because I just picked up 723 others.  Lots of bending and lifting.  If you recognized the toy bear as the Waldo of this puzzle, give yourself an extra 50 points.

8.  Curling.  No, not weights, the weird Olympic sport that looks like bowling.  Anyway, see how dark that floor is?  I spend 20% of the day working the handheld vacuum while my little boy tries to beat me to the dust.  We are a competitive curling duo.

9.  Pitching Practice.  Since the gate separates the boy and his highchair from the dog, I get lots of practice tossing scraps over his way.  My "morsel of chicken" fastball can't be beat.

10.  Zumba.  This is where the boy and I turn on Pandora and dance our hearts out.  This involves lifts, lunges, squats, and more excited squeals than I ever got out of the elliptical.

Anyone else not need the gym anymore?

12 comments:

  1. This is hilarious and creative.

    But I have to ask - how on earth do you have a white carpet on your main living area??!!??

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    1. Huh. I never thought twice about that white carpet. It was even in his nursery before we moved. Seems crazy now!

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  2. hilarious and so accurate! curling is definitely one of our routines over here, too!

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    1. I'm surprised there aren't more moms in the professional curling circuit. Maybe you and I should start the movement!

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  3. This sums my days off to a T!! hilarious. I especially love the 20# ankle weight! That is mine too. If it is just dad he can cook dinner and never blink an eye. I walk two feet away and I have a permanent ankle weight!

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    1. Same thing happens here. Dads don't get the same workout, ever!

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  4. Love the new header/design!

    I definitely get more of a workout at home now days as well. Darn kids. :)

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    1. Well thank you! It's not quite done, but it's getting there. I wish I still had my dorky pedometer so I could judge my days somehow b/c they are the most physically demanding I've ever had!

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  5. hahah so funny!! :)

    Also impressed about the clean white carpet!! We could never have that here... and not due to Alidia but due to three dirty doggies! :P

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    1. Well, the gate keeps our poor dog on the other side of the carpet. He's been demoted.

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  6. Can't beat that workout! I'm a nanny, and pregnant. On my doctors forms they asked what I do for exercise, and I replied "chase 2 small boys around all day." The Dr. said she was sure I was getting plenty of exercise ;)

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