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Nine Months to Take It Off

Marc and Isabelle left for a birthday party moments after Ari went down for a nap. I figured I’d workout while Ari was napping. But Ari woke up before I even turned on my iPad to find a Pilates Anytime workout.
So we played. There were diaper changes and a feeding. After a couple of hours Ari looked tired enough to nap.
Once I thought Ari was asleep, I selected a reformer workout I wanted to do. I was six minutes into my warmup when cries erupted down the hall. 
I hit pause on my workout, lifted Ari out of his crib, and attempted to rock him back to sleep. No dice. So I brought him back, set him on the carpet with some toys, and attempted to workout.

Workout Selfie
Ari rolled everywhere possible in the room. Every time he rolled under or into a piece of furniture, I paused my workout video, dismounted the reformer, placed him in the center of the carpet, sat back down on the reformer, and resumed my workout. After seven or eight times of doing this, I gave up!
It took nine months to put the weight on and it’s definitely going to take at least nine months to take it off!

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19 thoughts on “Nine Months to Take It Off

  1. You get credit for showing up, right? And extra work for baby lifting. Part of the reason I signed up to walk a marathon 4.5 months after she was born was that I could walk with her in the stroller. Perhaps your next career move is to develop a modified workout video that includes the baby.

  2. I like how you can keep your sense of humor when your workout attempts don’t go as planned. Enjoy the time with Ari now. There will be plenty of time later to focus on your exercise regiment. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, Stacey, Ari is keeping you busy! I have no doubt you will reach your goal! You have patience, and of course, you always put your children first! I could just see Ari rolling around the room. He was getting his workout, too!

  4. I would count getting up, picking Ari up and moving him as exercise as well. I also consider lifting a cup of coffee as exercise, too. Isn’t that a curl or something? πŸ™‚

  5. Ari! Let Mama exercise! I lost weight much more quickly after number 2 because I was chasing number 1 around. πŸ™‚

  6. The struggle is real! I love that you were determined to make both of you happy and even though things didn’t go as you planned, I think you still succeeded! Enjoy these days with your baby…it really does go quickly.

  7. Enjoy Ari — there will be plenty of time to take the weight off. Each pound represents the joy of Ari — a joy you waited some time for. No one else sees the weight. You are beautiful inside and out – your children could care less about your weight. Be healthy, be happy – life will get back into balance soon enough.
    Clare

  8. Awww! I totally know how you feel. My daughter just turned 11 months old and I still have 7 lbs to go! If it’s any consolation, I bet you burned the calories chasing Ari around that you didn’t get to burn during the workout!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  9. This is real life! … the real life of a mommy. Remember the tortoise got there before the hare. Baby steps (no pun intended).

  10. I’ve never heard of a “reformer” before. Good job mama for trying to work out! So frustrating to be interrupted, but you made the best of the situation!

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