Well, that was embarrassing.

There are some pictures of me three months after Malachi was born, wearing a shirt I specifically bought for the postpartum stage, having no clue that my stomach looked…how shall I put this?…disgusting jiggly poochy flabby nevermind.


This time around I’m avoiding this by A) dressing a heck of a lot better (and if I actually look ridic and you aren’t telling me to protect the clueless, stop.) and B) exercising for 10 minutes 3 times a week.  Yeah, I know.  10 minutes is hardly something to write home about, but let’s just say today was day 2 and I feel like my stomach is going to rip in half so it’s working I hope.

So anyway, after completing my round of kneeling heel twists, plank walk-ups, forearm plank swipes, wipe-aways, and v-sit pull-backs I thought, “I’ll just throw in 10 sit-ups.  How hard can that be?”

Stop laughing.

Sit-up one: I got about two inches off the ground and lifted my arms straight up and lurched myself forward.  Don’t think that’s how it’s supposed to work.

Sit-up two: Determined to keep my hands behind my head, I lurched forward again but somehow my elbows ended up in front of my chest.

Sit-up three: I kept my hands behind my head by bringing my knees towards my face.

Sit-up four: I realized I wasn’t going to make it to ten.

Sit-up five: I determined I could do one just ONE sit up correctly.  I remember racing my sister to see who could do the most in one minute!  This is ridiculous!  So with hands clenched firmly behind head and feet wedged under the couch, I gritted my teeth and made it about 5 inches off the ground.

I’m done.

3 thoughts on “Well, that was embarrassing.

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