- it releases endorphins
- you may lose weight
- you will have more energy
- it cleanses your body of toxins
- blah blah blah
Pictures like this one, selling the dream of family fun! We are fit and having FUN!
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You know how this is going to end....
It didn't help that Thing 2 was gleefully pinching my back fat while strapped into the baby seat behind me. He has a natural talent for finding and pinching your fat between his tiny claws. (DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT go bra-less around this child.)
The only thing getting my heart rate up was irritation.
So much for endorphins....
I sweetly suggested that Thing 1 get into the bike cart that Brock was pulling (empty) behind his bike for just this kind of emergency.
"PUT THE CHILD INTO THE CART BEFORE MY HEAD EXPLODES."
When we stopped to accommodate the transition, Thing 2 sat behind me screaming and again commenced in gleefully pinching my skin.
We rode for another few miles at an normal adult human pace and then something truly horrendous happened: it became clear to me how dreadfully out of shape I have become.
I admitted this failure by humbly saying to Brock "Let's turn around a go back, Thing 2 needs his nap."
So we biked back to the truck, all the while Thing 2 whining in my ear (he really did need a nap), and drove home; where we ate brownies and drank wine, therefore undoing all the positive effects of exercise and possibly gaining weight in its purest form: FAT. We. Are. Awesome.
Daily Tip: If you want exercise and have wee ones in the house, let me recommend using the DAYCARE at your local HEALTH CLUB.