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Saturday, October 10, 2009

My $6 Shower

Hubs is out of town.

He left early Thursday morning and will be back late Monday night.

So, to give myself a little bit of peace and quiet during a time when I'm not completely exhausted- I don't count after the boys are in bed, since I have enough energy to walk to the fridge and get snacks and then plop in front of the tv- I decided to take the boys to the gym with me and take advantage of the childwatch room.

The boys love it anyway, so they get excited to go there. My kids are the ones crying on the way OUT of the room, not into it.

After reading this great post on Baby Bunching a few weeks ago, I thought I'd be honest about what I really did with my time at the gym.

I could have made a little bit of time to actually exercise. Even if it was just a half hour. But, I didn't.

I should have been organized enough to bring my swimsuit to go into the whirlpool and sauna. Damn, I really should have thought about that.

But, what I did do....was to take a shower.

A nice, long 30 minute long shower.

Where I managed to wash and condition my hair.

I even shaved.

If you can believe it, I even had time to exfoliate.

I came out of the shower feeling like a new woman. And it didn't bother me that while I was showering, there were other women coming in and out of the shower, taking their quick little 3 minute showers to rinse off their sweat from their workouts.

Well, I would have been bothered if there weren't individual shower stalls with curtains.

But, it was okay that they were coming in and out and I was the crazy lady who wouldn't leave the shower.

After my shower, I moisturized(like I ever have time to do that!) and then sat in my towel on a bench, reading my book for about 10 minutes.

Partly because I actually could do this and partly because I have obnoxiously thick hair that it is pointless to even attempt to blow dry as soon as I get out of the shower.

Then, I hogged one of the blow dryers for about 15 minutes or so.

Finally got dressed and considered reading more of my book, but I figured it was a miracle that I hadn't heard my name over the speaker system to come deal with some problem with one of my kids, so I should probably go get the kiddos.

So, now, I'm CLEAN and refreshed, all for the bargain price of $6: $2 per child to be watched while I showered.

No, I'm not going to add in our monthly membership fee of $75, even though this is the only time either Hubs or I have been to the gym this month.

But, for the bargain price of $6, maybe I need to do this more often.



Blogger Lisa said...

I remember when my girls were small...I would have loved this. I'm glad you got to enjoy it and it was worth every penny I am sure!

October 10, 2009 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Chief said...

Finally something I can say is useful about the gym.

October 10, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Momma Bear said...

I think you are onto something here! That just might be what I need. And you sat in your towel and read, oh my, my eyes are glazing over for all of the possibilities.

October 10, 2009 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Foursons said...

Oh my gosh! That is fantastic! I think you may just be a genius. Yup, genius for sure.

October 10, 2009 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Shell said...

LOL...Why, thank you.

I plan on doing this again this week- only making time to go in the whirlpool and sauna, too. Working out is no fun.

October 11, 2009 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Cara Fox said...

Good for you! Glad we could be of service and provide a little inspiration! : )

October 11, 2009 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger MommyLisa said...

They charge you? Childcare is free at our YMCA.

October 12, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Yeah, they charge for everything at our Y. There's another one that is close to us that doesn't charge for it and if I were actually back in my routine of going all the time, we would switch to that one.

October 12, 2009 at 2:08 PM  

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