Friday, 18 November 2011

How to survive a weekend

It is very difficult to maintain a healthy diet and get exercise on a weekend. Luckily I am not "normal" so to me it means more mommy time.

Weekends my kids are allowed to stay up as late as they want. It gives them something to look forward to during the week. During the day, I wait until they are very pre-occupied with whatever game they are playing. I quietly sneak off to my bedroom in the hopes that they will not follow me.
Is it sad that I have to play a cat and mouse game with my kids or is it exciting? I can't tell.
Needless to say if they do interrupt me I get them whatever they want, with style. I dance or skip to the kitchen, pour "duce" and off I go.
Sometimes they actually join me. It is hilarious to see them imitate my dance moves. I avoid doing exercises that require me to be on my knees. For some reason my youngest son sees it as an invitation to "ride horsey".

As for food, I eat small portions of anything and drink lots of Coke. It's my weekend too after all?
Fortunately my husband loves cooking and has taken to my Grape Seed Oil and "incorporating healthy options" method. Therefore we take turns making home made "take out" like Chinese and hamburgers. In between the healthy food, we snack on pretty much anything. Don't think we don't work it off!!

So apart from avoiding my kids and or involving them in my exercises and eating healthy "options", weekends are very laid back.
Some times we are with friends and out socialising. Those weekends are tough, because I don't get involved in the kid's games. I prefer to chat with the "grown ups". I work twice as hard on Mondays to make up for those weekends.