Squashing The Remnants Of My Youthful Ego

I’ve been working out for a few weeks and have written off Cokes for Jesus (I figured if I could survive, excuse me if we could survive, a month of me not drinking my usual wine in January unscathed than surely soft drinks for Lent would be a no brainer) and although I have not lost much weight I can now see definition in my waistline OH HAPPY DAY.

Last night I was flitting around the kitchen in workout shorts and a sweatshirt feelin’ all good and fit and the hubby said, “Girls, aren’t you proud of mommy for working out?”

Feeling cocky, I lifted up my shirt and did the whole exaggerated stomach suck-in thing. (What? You never do that?)

Miss C yelled out “Mommy IS PREGNANT!”

Then Miss A went on a “Mommy is preg-a-nent” teasing kick, and followed it up with a question only a 4-year-old could ask. “Wouldn’t it be funny if mommy had a baby dog and a baby cat in her tummy?”

Yeah, thanks girls. Real funny.

Oh and I am SO not preg-a-nent.


  1. Jamie says:

    Rebecca: You WILL be sore. Just be forewarned. Unless you are Wonder Woman… and you may be!

    I am doing 30 days of each level. I’m kind of on this fit by Memorial Day weekend plan thing. I can’t do it every day, though. I was going to but that just isn’t working. I think I’m on day 22 now of level one.

    The cardio absolutely kills me every time.

    But seriously my waistline now goes in on the sides. We just won’t talk about the stubborn blub in the middle that doesn’t seem to want to go away.

    I like chips and queso too much.
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Nancy Drew, Girl Detective =-.

  2. Connie Corey says:

    ROFLOL! I have three boys, 13, 10 and 10 and lately the oldest has been asking for a baby brother. What??? Stick a fork in me, I am DONE having children. LOL!

    I started The Shred on Monday. I have vowed to do it every other day. On Tuesday, I thought my legs were jello. Seriously, my legs and even my (too much junk in the trunk) hiney hurt! I did my second day yesterday. Today, my legs feel fine!

  3. Stacia says:

    Oh, out of the mouths of babes … One day, one sweet day, you’ll have your revenge, somehow, some way, perhaps in a graduation or wedding toast many, many years away. Until then, Shred on!
    .-= Stacia´s last blog ..Stops and Starts =-.

  4. lifeinapinkfibro says:

    The dreaded Mummy Tummy – is there no escape from it? I think not. Have been doing Weight Watchers, lost about a stone, looking almost like a normal person again – until I stand side-on and there it is. I’m thinking of giving my Mummy Tummy its own postcode. Maybe then it will move out of home.
    .-= lifeinapinkfibro´s last blog ..The letter of the day: L =-.

  5. Balisha says:

    I’m a follower of your Mom’s blog. I’ve enjoyed her move to the woods and a calmer way of life. She writes about you and your family, so often. I decided to follow you for a bit and find that I’m reminded of my days in the past…when I was raising kids and working. I laugh with you so often…and love the pictures of the kids. Thanks for giving me so much enjoyment.
    .-= Balisha´s last blog ..The Woods =-.

  6. Sharon Lovejoy says:

    Your mom shunted me over to your wonderful and hilariously truthful postings. Especially love the last couple lines of your profile.

    Enjoyed every word and could identify with the “too much laundry” as well as the truthful, too truthful comments from your children.

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  7. Catherine@help animals says:

    Brutal honesty – just what you need to spur you on to fitness!

    As kids we can get away with saying these things and then we become all polite for 55 years or so and then as an elderly person you can say those embarrassing things again.

    Every time I see my grandma she says, ‘oh dear, you’ve put on weight…hasn’t she?’ (looks at other family members)

    It is v.embarrassing.

    Sounds like a lot of people are doing 30 day shred? Maybe I should try it.

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