I exercise every day. Not because I like it. I could probably think of at least 100 other things I'd rather do than exercise. I don't like to sweat. I don't like how I look in workout clothes. I don't like watching all the "I've had three babies and I'm thinner than I was in high school" ladies bounce on the elliptical.
(That last one makes me SO jealous, by the way. How do you moms look like that after three babies????)
I get myself to the gym every day because I like to eat. And, no matter if I workout or not, I will eat. A lot. So, by getting an hour of cardio in each day I'm able to feel (a little) less guilty about what goes into my mouth.
Since Jordan started first grade, a few of the other moms have been walking after drop-off. I decided to take a day off from the gym and walk with them. I was a little worried, because when I walk on weekends it's not the same workout I get at the gym. I was worried I'd spend an hour walking and then have to go home and do more.
I needn't have worried.
Our first walk was about 3.7 miles. With hills. The walk was good, the conversation better. Female companionship is like a drug, let me tell you.
Last Friday I walked with them for the second time. We walked over five miles. With hills. Almost two hours of exercise outside in the fresh air with friends. Did I mention it was over five miles? That little ditty, with the addition of the kickboxing class I had taken the day before, has made it so I could barely walk on Saturday. So yeah, I think I got a good workout.
You know what happens after you walk for two hours? You get hungry. This blueberry bread is a perfect snack after a workout.
I know, I know. The experts say "have some milk, yogurt, fruit" after a workout. Blah blah blah. What you need when you're that hungry is substance. And this bread fits the bill. Plus it is fruit. Duh. It has blueberries in it.
So, the next time you don't want to go to the gym, think of the end game: a yummy snack. Go get your sweat on, have a good snack, and then take a second and click HERE to vote for me. (You know I had to slip it in somewhere. Only a few days left, I promise.)