We bought a wonderful treadmill in January and I dutifully used it for a week or two. Davis was still taking a morning nap, so that created the perfect time to run on the treadmill. (OK. Run may be exaggerating. But I sure do walk fast and use the incline. Kind of like hiking Mt. Everest. Kind of.) Then Davis stopped taking a morning nap. Now there is no time in my day for exercising. Let me take you through the day and perhaps you can help.
Davis wakes up between 7 am and 8 am. Some of you may think that the perfect time to exercise would be before he wakes up. The problem is, I am still sleeping. So that won't work. Then no morning nap, but alot of playing, tickling, chasing, etc, so perhaps that could count as something.
After lunch, Davis goes down for a nap (finally). Some of you (not the morning ones listed above) might think this would be the perfect time for exercising. But by then I am already dressed and ready for the day (hopefully - if not, I have bigger problems than getting on the treadmill) and who wants to undo all that work and do it again after running (I mean walking uphill). Besides, that is my reading time (again, to be honest, there is a high chance of it actually being nap time for more than just Davis). The afternoon is full of more fun times with Davis.
Bedtime comes around 7 pm (stupid Daylight Savings is wreaking havoc on that). Now those left who have been reading along and have yet to find the perfect time are waving their arms and trying to tell me this would be it. The day is over, so being dressed and looking good doesn't matter anymore. Davis is in bed and down for the count. What more could I ask for? Perhaps the energy I had 12 hours ago? Alas, I am just too lazy and tired by nightfall to do more than put my pj's on and see who's failing to impress Simon on American Idol. There are many nights when I do attempt a few bicep curls, even using weights. I grab a spoon and put it down into the bowl, scoop, and slowly bring it back up to my mouth. Down and up. Down and up. Until the ice cream is all gone.
There must be a few out there who can understand my dilemma (not those who think they can show me where exercise could surely fit in). Perhaps you have some words of advice (not from those who would choose morning, afternoon, and night as possibilities). Or just a little empathy. Maybe if Davis would sleep until 9 am things would work out. I think I will blame this problem on him.