and go to the gym. I hope this will be a beneficial experience for all of us. I clearly need to take breaks from my kids, something I rarely have done up until now. Even then, my kids have only been left with family so this is a *huge* step for me. My three year old son, Atticus gets tired of me. He acts out for attention when others are around and sometimes tells me to go away (I cramp his style). Emmett is 2.5 months and is an easy baby. I don't feel much stress from him. Although, sometime within the next few months I'll be returning to work and will need to leave both kids with someone to care for them. Atticus will welcome the time away, but I think Emmett having a break from me now might help him feel more comfortable with others when the time comes that I have to leave him for longer periods.
When I arrived at the gym I checked the kids into the child center. Atticus immediately ran in and started playing, just as if he was at home. Emmett happily went into the arms of one of the young care takers. It seemed easy... too easy really. I went over to membership and signed up for a membership, then spoke with someone who tried to sell me on buying personal trainer sessions. Yeah right... like I have the money for that right now...single mother of two kids without a job. It was good talking with him though, because he figured the goal for my height should be a weight of 138. So when I jumped on their scale and saw I had a body weight of 196.9 I knew I had 59 pounds to lose... WOW!!
With only an hour left before I needed to get back to the kids, I hurried to the locker room, dropped off my stuff, and scurried over to the Cinema Theater. I have no idea what I watched... some movied about football. I didn't pay much attention, because I didn't know what was going on. I just mindlessly stared at the screen. I did a 30 minute (plus a 5 minute cool down) workout going almost 2 miles. It felt great. I haven't worked out in a long time!!
I hurried back to the locker room, changed out of my clothes and into a swim suit and made my way to the hot tub. I didn't get to stay in there long as I had only a short time left. I took a quick shower, and made my way back to my kids. Atticus was happily playing. He didn't want to leave. Emmett was sleeping in a swing. I felt so good, and even better knowing they did well without me. We have an appointment to go back tomorrow. Atticus and I are both very excited.