Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Treat to End a Bad Day

Hey, it's Wednesday! Let's take a minute to be thankful that Tuesday is over, shall we? I don't know about you but Tuesday was rough for us, over here. I'm talking - everyone was in a bad mood kind of rough.




I've got to admit, Mondays and Tuesdays are usually tough in general because my husband is gone from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m on those days. He works during the day and goes right to night classes from there. It's hard on us all but especially on Piper because she loves her dada and misses him so much while he is gone. This is my husband's last year in his apprenticeship so we will definitely be celebrating come May when he graduates this program and becomes a journeyman! This has been five years coming and these final months are starting to drag for us all.

These days are even more challenging when Piper is teething and miserable. Piper got her first two teeth at 4 months old so I feel like we've been battling teeth a little longer than what is typical and I'm getting a little weary over here. My girl is 12 months old and working on her second pair of molars right now, which we call tooth 11 and tooth 12. I can't wait for those little buggers to finally break through and give us all a little break.



 
Yesterday, my mom offered to watch Piper in the evening so I could go to a jazzercise class. Between having a sick baby and being sick myself, I hadn't been to jazzercise class in a couple weeks. Since Tuesday was getting me down, I began to daydream of dropping Piper off at my moms just to go back to a quiet house for an hour instead of working out. However, past experience provided that if I were to workout, I knew I would feel better in the long run. So, that's what I did and it really paid off!




The hardest part of my workout was really getting out of the door with a one year old and a six year old. Once I finally got everyone dropped off at my moms and I was at jazzercise class, I felt like I got a second wind! I was happy to be working on myself for an hour, after giving so much of myself to the kids all day. I felt so good afterward, too. I am really looking forward to treating myself to a couple more classes before the week is over.
 
When exercising feels like a treat, good things are bound to happen, right?
 
Readers, is there a type of exercise that seems more like a treat than a task to you? If so, what is it? Please, share! :)