I tried exercising yesterday. I wasn't aware that I still had muscles under the flab that is my 2 c-section belly. Apparently there is still something there because it hurts, a lot. I did 10 crunches (and they were really wimpy crunches) and a few half-assed push-ups, I should not feel pain while sitting on the couch. If exercise is so good for me, why does it hurt before I even do enough to enjoy it?
D is almost 3 and half, but we have never found a regular teenage babysitter for her so that we could go out on dates like everyone says you should after you have children. Partly because we didn't know any teenagers here and partly because we never made it a priority. Today we finally found one. Luckily we can keep things in the family so to speak as our new babysitter is the oldest daughter of one of my support group leaders. Works good for me because she knows about Reid and has lost 2 sisters of her own which saves me from explaining what happened and saves her from freaking out when D starts explaining about how all her toys have little brothers who died. Now I just have to find the energy to plan an actual date with D.G. Let's hope it's less painful than the exercise.
I gave up antiperspirant a month ago, thinking that absorbing less metal through my skin had to be a good thing. I replaced it with a natural vegan deodorant that somehow makes me smell worse that if I use nothing at all. Seriously, its worse than just my regular sweat. Any recommendations for something else to try from the crunchy granola types in the audience?