Ok, yesterday I did something so embarrassing that I wouldn’t let Shaun twitter about it. But here I go blogging about it. It makes for a short, humorous post.
Like most women I know, I’ve been trying to lose weight. Sometimes I get so mad, b/c Shaun can sit around with a pudgy belly and little man boobs and not care one bit! But I freak out about every roll, hump, and bump! It’s just not fair. Why are the standards so different?
Anyhow, I digress!
Well I’ve been walking the girls to school as a form of exercise in the mornings. Yesterday I decided to walk them to school and then continue on to the grocery store that’s a good 12 blocks away (12 city blocks..much bigger than neighborhood blocks). I had Savannah with me in her stroller, so I was excited that this would add to the work out even more.
So we’re walking and I’m climbing a few minor hills and start to realize that I’m a little tired. It’s warm outside, but not hot, but suddenly I’m sweating. My normal walk to Centennial Park is full of pretty flowers, and fellow joggers. But I notice that there are a lot of really loud trucks out, with honking horns, smog, and not another jogger in site. Still confident, I actually decide to take the long way there.
Well I cross the bridge over the interstate and I realize I’m on 1st street and have to make it to 8th. All of a sudden this trip isn’t seeming like such a good idea. It’s loud and stinky, and full of weird looking people who keep asking to see my baby (I had a blanket over the stroller to protect her from the stinch and noise). Plus I’m at 4th street and completely exhausted! I’m not even at Publix yet, and am already dreading the walk home!
I begin to toy with the idea of calling Shaun. I go back and forth between ‘You can do it’ and ‘No you can’t.’
Finally the ‘no’s’ won. I called Shaun at 6th street and asked him to come get us. He laughed hysterically. I started to cry. He apologized and came to rescue me!
Sometimes the ‘road less traveled’ is less traveled for a reason. I think for now I’ll stick to the scenic route!