Adam did it again. He managed to make my much dreaded birthday amazing! And part of that was the gift he gave me, a gift that keeps giving. The funny thing was that I distinctly said to Adam that I couldn’t imagine what he had gotten me since I hadn’t hinted at anything. Yet he got me exactly what I had been whining about forever and even I had become immune to my whines at this point 🙂
He got me a membership to Lifetime Fitness. Some people may think that it was a rude, rub in your face, get your butt on a treadmill kind of gift. For me, however, it has been life changing. I have spent a long time waking up at an obscene hour to run on our treadmill or do some workout video for the thousandth time. Needless to say, I was sick of it!
Now he has given me a revised life! Not only do I have a new and exciting workout each time, but I also get a couple of hours of adult time! It is currently rocking my world! Today I did an amazing dance class, followed by an uninterrupted shower, picked Gabby up from the daycare room, and had lunch in the cafe. I felt like a queen!!!
There are two minor problems. One is that the gym is a ZOOOOOOOO! I realize that I am amongst the new comers after the first of the year and don’t deserve to gripe about this. But I do not think I should have to run into my neighbor’s armpit twice in a given class because we are packed in like sardines. I also don’t think I should have to park seven states away while carrying in three bags, a 21 pound child and a water bottle. Do you?
The second problem is a problem I seem to feel in a few different arenas in my life. There are tons of moms circulating the gym. All of them seem to wear their part. They know who they are, what they are doing and have a purpose. I, on the other hand, can’t help feeling like I dressed up like my mom for the day and am carrying around my baby doll hoping everyone takes me seriously.
When do you own your title? I thought becoming the parent of two children would make me feel more like a bonafide mom. NOT. I thought being a stay at home mom would make me feel more like a real parent. NOT. I drive a minivan for goodness sake! What’s it gonna take????
All in all, I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to have this outlet. I’m ecstatic to be doing fun, challenging workouts. I love having some time in a given day to myself. And once again I owe it all to my Prince. Maybe I’m not bored with marriage after all 🙂