Well today was an adventure. My princesses have been begging for new bikes for weeks now, and with school almost out, and the sun blaring down on a daily basis, I felt it was safe to say that summer is definitely on it's way. Today was the day they finally were going to get their bikes! Can we say overjoyed?!?! I'm fast asleep this morning only to be woken by the song of my 7 year old..who also felt the overwhelming need to jump on my bed while singing..."wakey wakey, time to get up.....I'm getting a BIIIIIIIIKKKKKEEEEE" I pick up my phone...check the time.....oh great it's 7:26am....Fast forward to man hours and a nap later (mommy was tired, and cranky, so no one was getting a bike until she took a nap :P) we set off to the store to get said biiiiiiikkkkeee. Of course my 4 year old immediately gravitated to the first bike that had a princess on it and was all set. My 7 year old, on the other hand, had to test out how fast the bikes could go before making her final decision. She took off, and before I knew it, I hear a crash into boxes.I turned, to see my child crashed into a large pyramid of boxes containing gumball machines. Thank goodness for the store clerk who caught her just in time before she knocked the entire display down. Fortunately, there were just a few that got displaced.
While looking at the bikes, I was reminded of another thing I look forward to when I'm less 115 lbs.....riding a bike. Looking at adult selection of bikes, all I could think of was how my butt would easily swallow up those seats! Needless to say, no bike riding for me until then! Once we got home, they had to test out the bikes on their own terrain now. This proved much more difficult than the smooth floors at the department store. My oldest was having some difficulty getting the pedaling just right, so I attempted to explain to her what corrections she needed to make in order for it to work. Of course, she wasn't following along, so I told her I needed to show her, and proceeded to take the bike. The fear that overcame that child's face when she saw me approach her new pride and joy and make the motion like I was going to sit on it, was priceless. I assured her that I wasn't going to sit down, I just wanted to show her. "Oh good, cause I thought you were going to break it!" *sigh*....more motivation to keep pushing through and getting to my goal and another joy of parenthood.....children have no filters!
Since we were in the mindset of summer shopping, I decided that, since it had been en 8 years since I purchased a new bathing suit, I should get a new one. Brilliant idea....yes yes I know. The current one I have is all black, and I wanted one that wasn't so sun catching. Whenever I wear the current one, I lie out in the sun and swear I smell bacon cooking. While the kiddies continued to get acclimated with their new toys, I took advantage of the situation, left them home with daddy, and went bathing suit shopping for myself. I get into the store and proceed to the small little itty bitty 3 racks of plus sized clothes and begin my search. I spot some shorts, got a little excited, picked them up and BAM...they are midrise. For those of you who might not know, midrise goes up to the belly button area, hence leaving that oh so wonderful and coveted muffin top. Why do clothes designers insist on continuing to make them for those of us who are plus sized, is beyond my understanding. I put the shorts down, and I proceed to look for the bathing suits. I opted for swim shorts and a separate top. I picked up the 3 colors in the tops they had, took the swim shorts, and walked to the fitting room. I get myself situated in the room and begin my workout. Yes, I said work out. I literally broke a sweat trying on these bathing suit tops. I found one that was....good enough....wiped my brow, and left the fitting room. I know there were some calories burned in there, fighting to get the suits on and off! On a high note....I managed to fit in my cardio for the day :P
Bike riding and bathing suit shopping....just two more things I'm looking forward to when these 115 lbs are gone! What are you looking forward to this summer?