And that's where I'm at now eight months after having a baby- watching the scale drift upward in frustrated hopelessness. Reading articles about how all I need to do is move around for at least 20 min a day to maintain, more to lose. Move around? I have five kids! Unless I'm asleep, I don't stop moving around. How is that perpetual motion disqualified as weight-fighting movement? So I try to move more. With no time to exercise in the traditional way, I have created my own aerobic workout that I should definitely patent. Here's the gist - while doing dishes, do squats; while folding laundry, jog and do lunges; while dusting, do the chain-step; lift kids for resistance training. Whatever housework or child-care task needs doing, it can double as a workout! I could call it Despercise - exercise for the desperate. Or Momaerobics. Can you just see the informercial for the workout video? "Get it all done and tighten that butt in just six weeks!" Seriously, I could make it on Oprah with this one!
Unfortunately, the scale disagrees that it is a proper workout. Dang!