Jul 21, 2009

An Evening at the Gym

6:40 - Arrive at gym (We try to get there earlier...but it usually takes forever to get our stuff together, get the kids ready and make sure we're all fed! Why did I have 3 kids again?)

6:45 - After unpacking all 5 back packs, all the tennis rackets and 3 children we head into the gym.

6:46 - Scan membership card as children rush past us to the nursery. Try to catch up with children with haste.

6:53 - Children have been signed in (stating they got there at 7pm...shhhhh), nursery lead has been introduced to all 3 monsters, monsters have been threatened (for about the 5th time) that they will NOT go swimming if they are do not behave. Time to head to the tennis courts.

6:55 - Go to reserve a court before we change. (Made the mistake of reserving it after we changed once...ended up on the outside courts with the sun glaring in our eyes and mosquitoes eating my legs as I served)

7:10 - How sad is it that it takes two full grown adults 15 minutes to change into their gym clothes? Well now that we are changed we grab our (tennis)balls and walk out to our assigned court.

7:12-8:00 - Tennis! YAY! To give you a mental picture....imagine two full grown adults (well one looks about 12 ... but still) flailing their arms and rackets all over the place, missing most returns, barely able to hold a volley, and balls flying all over the place. We ROCK!

8:05-8:20 - Put away the rackets and give a mad dash to the cardio/weights room. Hubs usually works on weights while I force myself to run a mile...usually completed within 10 to 12 minutes. I kinda look silly running and I'm not sure why I force myself to do so. I can barely keep on the treadmill without holding on to the handles! I kinda look like a drunk trying to run in place. It's not a pretty picture.

8:20 - 8:25 - Mad dash to the showers. Take the worlds quickest shower and slap on a bathing suit, then cover it up with a large t-shirt.

8:25 - MAD dash to make it to the nursery to recover the kids before our hour and a half is up. (After which the rate goes from $1 per kid for an hour and a half to $2 per kid for 10 minutes!) Emphasis on MAD dash

8:27-8:45 - Help children get into bathing suits. SHOULD be an easy task, unfortunately it is not

8:45 - 9:15 - Even after an hour and a half of working out, we must now endure another 30 to 45 minutes of swimming with our three children. Usually the water is cold and I am super tired. But apparently the kids enjoy themselves....sigh

9:15 - 9:30 - Get everyone into PJ's and head home...AFTER gathering up the 5 back packs, tennis rackets and now 3 tired children

We get home about 9:45...and what do the kids do? Go to be would be the ideal answer...but no...

"Can we have a snack!?!?!"

Sigh...

Have I mentioned I was tired this morning?

27 comments:

sherrinda said...

LOL...what a fun post! I could so picture you thorughout the evening! I know what you mean about running. I quit running after my family repeatedly laughed at me whenever I did. I must look like a total dork.
Totally love the picture!! :)

Jessica said...

Wow...that's a long time to be at the gym. LOL Hope you get a nap.

sherrinda said...

Oh yeah....check out my blog. I left you a surprise. :)

Marybeth Poppins said...

I hope I don't look as silly as I think I do...but I'm pretty sure I'm probably pretty close! LOL

And me too Jessica!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Did they at least sleep in this morning? That was a late night!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Marybeth Poppins said...

Sherrinda...I love surprises! ON my way over now :)

Elizabeth...actually last night there wasn't an available tennis court...so we were home by 8:30
BUT
Instead of only spending 10 minutes on the treadmill I did 20..what was I thinking!!!

Scott said...

Woo-hoo for working out!

We just bought the Wii Sports Active Personal Trainer. OMG, my body is so sore it's not even funny. Love Wii tennis and bowling. Trust me, on tennis, my heartrate gets going. Dang, those computer animated opponents are good.

Excercise is a good thing . . . at least that's what I tell myself when my alarm goes off at 5:30 AM!!!

S

CKHB said...

Ha!

I am supposed to be at the gym for a personal training session in (checks watch) 20 minutes, and I would rather die. I *so* sympathize with your little guy collapsed on the stationary bike...

Tobby Smith said...

I'm tired too...

marymac said...

dude at least you go to the gym!

Ann said...

you always make me laugh! Love it!

Marybeth Poppins said...

Scott...I lost a good 15 lbs with Wii Fit last year. But virtual tennis just isn't the same as real tennis :(

CKHB...I wish I had money for a personal trainer...I'm going to be jealous of you for um...about the next five minutes ;)

Tobby...you were sweatin it up last night! Bring on that cardio baby!!!

Mary Mac...the gym is over rated!

Ann...thanks :)

Jody Hedlund said...

Hilarious! Sounds like you got more of a work out changing, showering, and lugging the kids around than actually exercising!

Stephanie Faris said...

I feel like I was there with you! Being childless, I take for granted how easy it is for me to just grab a gym bag and show up at the gym for a workout. But at least life is never dull, right? :-)

Amanda said...

The description of you on the treadmill is hilarious! The mental image made me laugh out loud!

CKHB said...

The personal trainer is a temporary splurge to help me start going to the gym by myself... and our gym has no nursery or childcare program, so I'm jealous of THAT!

Marybeth Poppins said...

Jody...that's kinda how it is. The REAL work never happens on a Treadmill!

Stephanie...apparently my life is never dull (I tend to disagree, but others seem to find it entertaining!)

Amanda...Thanks!

CKHB...The nursery is VERY nice! It's wonderful to get that small break here and there :)

T. Anne said...

So it was worth the effort, right? :)

Marybeth Poppins said...

T. Anne...I'll let you know in about 4 to 6 more weeks when my belly starts to disappear!!

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Last week I looked at this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Play Ps3 tournaments for cash[/url]
They say you can play online Football game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. A week ago I had fun with this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Wii Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online Football game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Yesterday I discovered this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Xbox Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online Football game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Last weekend I had fun with this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Ps3 Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online NHL game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Last week I looked at this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Xbox Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online Fight Night game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Last weekend I trapped on this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Xbox Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online Madden game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Last weekend I saw this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Wii tournaments for money[/url]
They say you can play online Football game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

A little off topic, Guys... I have a question. Yesterday I looked at this site:
[url=http://www.rivalspot.com]Rivalspot.com - Xbox Live Tournaments[/url]
They say you can play online EA sports game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
Are there any other sites where you can play sports games for real moneys? I Googled and found only Bringit.com and Worldgaming.com but it looks these guys don't specialize in sport gamez. Any suggestions?