Thursday, February 10, 2011

Flying High on Endorphins

"Exercise creates endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don't shoot their husbands."

Lately I've been finding myself in a funk. I've blamed everyone around me, in one way or another. I'm tired because Gbear woke up in the middle of the night. I'm grumpy because HB is playing video games. What I really needed to do was take a look at me.

Today I did just that. I got my butt off the couch and turned on Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I was lacking hand weights, but I got creative and substituted Coke bottles {I'm a weakling, so they were a great weight} I put lil Gbear in his pack and play and let him watch mommy do a workout. He thought it was HILARIOUS and to be fair, it was pretty funny. I haven't exercised since HB came home. Let that sink in. I was the kind of girl that played a sport every season and Irish danced at least 3 times a week {let me tell you, Irish dancing isn't for wimps ;) }

I felt like a whole new person. I timed the workout so that when I ended, lil Gbear was ready for a nap so I could take a wonderful shower. The rest of my day was so much more productive and I was freaking high on life. I won't try to pretend that I will do this every day. We all have our lazy moments, but lookout world, a new happier in shape McDancer is headed your way!



SLM said...

That shred workout is TOUGH!!! I love Jillian because she kicks my ass every time!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! High five! But if you do get one of those hot pink spandex suits...pleas pleas post pictures!

Julie said...

I like the comment that irish dance isn't for wimps...I was in the best shape of my life when I step danced. Great workout!

I can only imagine a sitting child watching an adult workout. It must be rather entertaining for them.

Jennifer said...

Yay, I'm glad you were able to do something for you! Working out always pulls me out of a funk!

Steph said...

I did that once. Only once. I wanted to punch Jillian.

Mrs. Mootz said...

Awesome! I know exactly how you feel though. That's why I started the walking thing. I just wanted to get out and do something for me :)

JG said...

I've never tried the shred, but I've done P90X. It's great if you're consistent with it - which I'm not. Especially now that we've got the boys. I can't take a step without them being underfoot. I can just imagine how Yoga X would (or wouldn't) work!

Hey Aimee Nicole said...

Yayy!! I'm doing the same thing, work out videos save a new moms life! lol

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