Saturday, April 30, 2011

DAY 120 -- Extra exercise. Whew.

This morning I did a little bit of aerobics and then some muscle toning.  My legs felt like noodles afterwards....Then the grandchildren arrived.  (Ages 2 1/2 years and 15 months.)  Oh. my. goodness.  We played with them for about 4 hours.  The youngest one loves to climb up the stairs but has not got the hang of coming down on his own so grandma went up and down the stairs with him.  Up and down.  Up and down.  Up and down.  The older one likes to pretend she is Buzz Lightyear and "shoots" grandma with a "laser" from her forearm.  I have to fall down and pretend to be dazed.  Over. And Over.  

After they left, my husband and I felt like collapsing.  But no.  We still had errands to run. HA!  What a term...errands to 'run'....we could hardly walk!   :)

I certainly got extra exercise today!  Now if I can somehow get up the stairs one more time, I will go to bed.  Up the stairs. just. one. more. time. ...  


  1. When my husband bought the house we're living in now, he had no idea how many times we'd be running up and down stairs. I've developed a knee problem since moving here! He said he has read research that folks who have stairs in their homes live longer. I say, yeah, if they don't break their necks falling down them! Loved your post today!

  2. I laughed when I read your comment. Sounds like our husbands think alike. We live in an upper story condo which requires climbing two flights of stairs to get to our unit (no elevator), then once inside our place, we have another set of stairs that go to the master bedroom on another level! My husband often says, "These stairs will keep us young forever!"

    Actually, I was the one that insisted we buy a place with stairs. We sold a home with stairs, and lived for a while in a one level apartment before we purchased this place. While in that apartment, I really noticed a difference in my stamina (low) from lack of using stairs. So we'll live here as long as we possibly can and if we reach a point where we truly cannot handle the stairs any longer, then we'll get something else. :)