Well, I guess I have no excuses left for not going to the gym. I thought that Lilypad Princess might keep me from going as often as I should, but she definitely will not be an excuse. I went back to the gym tonight and decided to try out the babysitting service for the first time. I wasn't sure how it would go since this would be the first time she'd be left with anything other than family or close friends that she knows well. But she barely even looked at me as I said goodbye and she ran off to play.
I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical trainer and then another 15 minutes doing ab stuff on the ball. Then I headed back to take her home. So much for missing me, she refused to leave! Apparently when the sitters put on a movie and got all the kids to relax for a little while, LP was already comfortable enough to plop herself down on the sitter's back. She was having such a good time and told me she didn't want to leave, so I headed back to work out some more. I spent another 10 minutes on the elliptical trainer, then learned how to use the hydrolic resistance circuit machines. I was able to do 2 rounds of the circuit before I was so weak I wasn't sure how I was going to walk the two of us home.
I was worried about being able to push myself without the support that I had the last time, but I guess LP will be all the push I need. She will happily spend the full 2 hours she's allowed to be at the gym babysitting so I have 2 hours to work out now.