You rock, Sam!
I've always admired how hard-core you are about exercise.
I'm an ex-runner (ran cross country and track all through high school and college), so I totally get the high running can bring, but at 38, my body doesn't enjoy the pounding running brings as much anymore -- I am prone to shin splints, and now that we've relocated to a city at over 6,000 ft., running here kicks my butt, lol! So I cheer on 3 of my sibs instead, who all run marathons or half marathons, and envy them their hard, toned bodies. My baby sis, who is 25, is running her first full marathon in February in New Orleans after having done several half marathons. She's dedicating a mile of her run to each of her nieces and nephews, they just have to pick which mile and she'll think about them during that mile. Isn't that sweet?
I totally understand about feeling softer after each baby -- after six of them and one c/s, my abs are non-existent, I'm afraid. In fact, I joke that the only time I have abs of steel is when I'm pg.
Usually, I'm not a big fan of exercising for exercise's sake, like walking on a treadmill -- it feels artificial and contrived and it tends to be boring, too. Last night was fun b/c I was watching music videos while walking -- all the 80s and 90s dance tunes had super campy videos, which were hilarious and kept me smiling. Normally, though, I far prefer real dancing (I used to take tap and it was such fun) or a sport (love to ski, haven't gotten to in over 10 yrs. though...maybe next year?)
What are some of your fav ways to get moving, mamas?