i saw that ballerina pic (and read the article a little while back) and thought - i danced til 5 months pregnant w/ a few kids, but my butt was 10x her size anyway... and my thighs always double too, no matter how much i exercise. but i do stay active. i just don't start at Victoria's Secret skinny..... nor would i ever want to.
for mama's w/ history of m/c, do stretches, and squats, and simple things, but wait. it's a delicate time. and you don't want to do anything that makes you think 'if i only hadn't done that!'..... but w/in reason.
i've been so slammed that there is no time for exercise (but i do dream about it!) does never sitting down count?
yesterday is a great example of my life....
wake up at 8 to get breakfast for kids (sourdough brown rice pancakes and eggs) send 2 girls w/ daddy to church early while i clean up and get other 3 kids ready and feed myself. go to church, which is another 2 hours of me either sitting w/ 4 kids and trying to keep them still, or walking in the back of church w/ the baby rocking to keep him quiet and nursing him. Daddy plays bass, so during music time, holding baby and dancing w/ kids. go home and put kids down for quiet time, run out to buy food (and look at make-up which i'm thinking of buying for the first time since almost high school, and smelly things b/c i love smelly things) come home and make food and sit down and eat it, then make toffee, cream cheese mints, and peanut butter kiss cookies for gift boxes. wrap gift boxes for 2 families, head out the door again to do Christmas pageant (which somehow i ended up writing and directing), Christmas pageant until bedtime (7:30) which means no more sitting again, plus wrangling about 13-15 kids, finish pageant but have to keep kids quiet for rest of service, while holding 10 month old, drive to chipotle for dinner (in pageant costumes- one sheep, one angel, and one Mary), and back home around 8:30 for bedtime. today isn't a little slower in the morning, but the schedule is still intense!!!
so, i dream of exercise..... but will start it when our days are a little less intense!!!!!