Friday, October 17, 2008

Betcha Didn't Know. . .

The other day I was walking on the treadmill while Baby Boy, uh, I mean, Little Dude, was taking his morning nap. Daughter #7 was coloring at the table in the sunroom with me. She was talking non-stop, while I half paid attention.

Finally she came over to the side of the treadmill and said, "Mom! When you're done treadmilling, can you get me some apple juice?"

Treadmilling? I thought I was sweating profusely and trying to breathe while focusing intently on losing this baby weight (the "baby" is 19 months old, by the way), walking my way to 4 miles.

Why not walk outside, you say? Well, I love walking outside. But not if I have to push a double stroller with an incessantly talking four year old and a 19 month old boy. And not early in the morning (my usual time on the treadmill), when it's pitch black, cold, and too, too quiet in our wooded neighborhood where most people own big dogs. No siree.

I like treadmilling better.

5 comments:

dmj said...

I like the indoor exercise too! My first daughter and I get up and exercise before school. We have a stationary bike as well and take turns on them. Keep up the good work, sweating is NOT easy!

Lori said...

I do too!

Corrie said...

Sounds just like her! :) I need to start exercising...the only exericise I get right now is standing in the same spot for 8-10 hours at work. :P

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Ariel said...

I can't say that I blame you! I'd prefer to walk on a treadmill any day over walking in the neighborhood with only my overactive imagination to keep me company!