In an effort to lose the rest of my Blaise padding, I joined a gym. "Moves" is similar to "Curves" in the US, if I understand correctly. I have been going for 4 weeks, at least twice a week, but usually three times. I like it for various reasons - besides the obvious I feel better reasons - there are:
* there is always a trainer there training with you
* it is a circut, so my workout lasts only 33min!
* it is a mix of weights and floor exercises, so I am building strength along with a cardio workout
The first few times I went, I took Blaise with me. The first time, he was content to play in his buggy. The second time, not so much. He is so alert and active now, that he wants to be part of the fun, so just putting him on a blanket with some toys *outside* the circle of activity isn't a possibility. Now, I have worked it out with Jan's mom and step-dad, Noemi and Willi, that one of them (or both) takes Blaise for a walk while I work-out during the week. (Daddy gets to have Blaise all to himself on Saturdays!) Andrea also got in on the action one morning. I think this solution is the best for everyone - I can do something for my fitness (in hopes not only to stay healthy myself, but to act as a good example to Blaise), Babi and Willi get to spend time with Blaise, and in turn Blaise gets to spend time with them instead of watching me sweat.
I have added a ticker to the top of my blog for you all to keep track of my weight loss progress. Hopefully it will serve as motivation for myself and seeing it move will be a great pat on the back!