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Why Grandma Needs a Six Pack

Thursday, October 01, 2009

In other blogs I have mentioned that I keep my 15 month-old granddaughter one afternoon a week. She is not walking yet, so I carry her quite a bit.
In & out of the car, in & out of the swing, up & down the hill to the swing & back to the house.

Yesterday I noticed as I was carrying her, my core muscles are so weak that my back was arched & my abdomen was pushed forward. Not good. My posture is terrible!

There are many core workout videos on Spark & I have a stability ball- so strengthening my stomach & back muscles will be my focus for the next four weeks.

This goes along with my decision to narrow my goals so I will have small successes to build on. Otherwise, I'm all over the place with nothing to show for it.

It also occurred to me yesterday that if I was working, I would miss out on these lovely bonding afternoons. No amount of money is worth losing this time with her.

I am very blessed.
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  • MUDDER91
    What a great reason to work on your core! Have fun!
    4273 days ago
  • SUMMERHATS
    I AM GLAD YOU ARE REACHING FOR SMALL ATTAINABLE GOALS, THAT IS THE WAY TO GET IT DONE.

    BOY, DO I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS, MY BACK WOULD KILL ME AT THE END OF THE DAY. NOW THAT THEY WALK IT'S EASIER EXCEPT WHEN THEY TAKE THEIR BIKE AND THEN DECIDE NOT TO RIDE IT BACK!!

    ENJOY ALL YOUR PRECIOUS TIMES TOGETHER.
    4276 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    CORE EXERCISES ARE VERY IMPORTANT, BUT MAKE SURE THEY ARE THE CORRECT AND SAFE ONES. YOU WANT TO BUILD THOSE MUSCLES UP SLOWLY. AND THEY WILL BUILD UP, GOOD FOR YOU FOR RECOGNISING WHAT WILL WORK FOR YOU. emoticon
    4277 days ago
  • NJMATTICE
    You are sounding healthy smart to me. Small successed to build on. Firm foundation. Thanks for the Positive Reinforcement.
    (it was delicious!)
    Nancy
    4277 days ago
  • JENNNVA
    Enjoy your time with your granddaughter!! As you know those are precious moments with fond memories being built! Setting smaller goals and taking one step at a time has really helped me in my journey - and I know it will in yours!
    4277 days ago
  • YOYOSTOP
    Yes, enjoy your time with the little one, those will be such precious memories for both of you.

    Shirl
    4277 days ago
  • PINKIEB1
    My parents watched my son from 6 weeks of age until he turned one. After that he still went to Grandma and Papa's every Monday. It has been a wonderful bond over the past 19 1/2 years. He helped take care of my dad when he was ill, and now he's living part time with my mom while she recovers from a seizure. Treasure your time!!
    4277 days ago
  • FLUTTER-BY)L(
    Your blog title made me smile. Enjoy getting in shape and the granddaughter.
    4277 days ago
  • USARUNNERGIRL
    Good luck girl! You will be rocking a 6 pack in no time!!!!!
    4277 days ago
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