Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watchin' My Weight Wednesday

Farmer Tanner (and the ever present pug butt)
 Tanner is in a pre-preschool class and they were allowed to wear their costumes for a Halloween party. He is a farmer this year. He chose that about three months ago, maybe after we went to the fair (?) and has not wavered. I think he thinks farmers and cowboys are one in the same, because he says, "I look like Woody mom" (from Toy Story). I don't care, he just looks cute. I loved, loved, loved going to Tractor Supply Company to get these overalls. I love that store. I always wanted to be a cowgirl.
 He insisted I bring up the horse from the basement so he could ride. All. Day. Long.
 That thing was heavy! Does that count as my weight lifting/cardio for the day? Just kidding.
I've tried about every kind of fitness fad there has been in the last 20 years. Step areobics, Tae Bo, Pilates, yoga, running road races, cycling/spinning, boot camps, dance aerobics (this was before Zumba- I do want to try this one), giant exercise balls, jumping rope, exercising with giant rubber bands, home DVDs, you name it, I've tried it. They all work to some degree. But like anything, you have to DO it or they don't work at all. The one thing I do still want to try that I am afraid of is horse back riding. I rode a little when I was younger but only a couple times. I don't remember it very much. I think it would be so awesome to  be flying wild and fast on the back of a beautiful strong horse. I've heard it is a tremendous leg, booty, abs and back workout too. But really in all honesty I just want to embrace my inner cowgirl. Maybe this summer, that would be a great family outing. I might not be racing around but it would be kind of a bucket list thing. For now, I'll stick with running, spinning, and weight lifting. They are working and I enjoy them. But I can dream can't I?

Are there any exercise things you want to try but are afraid to do?


Kristin said...

Such a cute farmer.

I am on the just have to do it for it to work when it comes to exercise. Unfortunately I don't do it.....

I've always wanted to try horseback riding too.

Erin D said...

Thanks for all your kind comments about weight watchers. I appreciate the support!

You'r little cowboy is ADORABLE!

I totally want to try Zumba. I hear you can get it on Wii. I'm going to give it a try!

Jill said...

He looks so absolutely adorable!!!

I love zumba, lots of fun. I've also done Turbo Jam and I really liked that too and of course good ol power walking is one of my favorites.

Hope you have a great week!


Jen said...

Cowboys are always cute. Zumba is big here...but when I tried it, the teacher was from Ecuador....oh my...she could really shake it. I felt so lost.

Becca said...

Jenny...where are you!!? Hope all is well. I've been checking daily... :)

Sarah said...

Organized Mommy where are you?? Miss you girl. Need some holiday organizational inspiration! Love to all of you.xoxoox