The scrunchie is BAAAAACK!

Posted January 18th, 2006 under Healthy me, Life, Mothering by MicheleP.

Shhhh! Don’t tell Phoenix… but the scrunchie is back. Wait – before you make judgments about my fashion sense…or lack thereof…let me explain my need for the scrunchie.
I’ve wanted to get the girls into some type of day program for a while. They need the interaction and I need the break but so far nothing has been available for a time (and price) that works for us.
I’ve also wanted to work on “me” a bit more. Technically I’ve lost all my “baby” weight, but after endless months of injecting hormones into my body and back to back twin pregnancies, a little tuning is needed. All the parts are still there – it just seems that some have swapped places and others, well, let’s just say things aren’t as they used to be.

I’m thinking two birds – one stone. Maybe there is a gym that offers onsite childcare?  

I do some research and find a gym about 10 minutes from here. A quick tour with Brandon showed everything a girl would want. A bazillion cardio and weight machines – check.  Pool, sauna and whirlpool – check. Every fitness class imaginable – check. Racquetball and basketball courts– check. And childcare – check. All included in the membership.

I ask Brandon, “So how much extra is the childcare?” and he replies, ”It’s all included in the membership.”

Now he has my undivided attention. “So technically I could come hang out in the whirlpool for an hour and read a book and you’ll take care of my kids?” Brandon nods.

Done. Sign me up.

I joined on New Year’s Eve – so it’s not really a New Year’s resolution since I started last year – right? And since it’s not a New Year’s resolution then I don’t have that overwhelming tendency to fail – right? Right.

So – the scrunchie is back – but only for the purpose of getting in shape and I’m sure Phoenix would agree that is a perfectly good reason for breaking the fashion rules.



  • 1

    Ok, I am jealous. The most I have here a walk on a cold snowy night!

    Comment by sara — January 19, 2006 @ 6:23 am

  • 2

    I am all about you doing some tuning on your body and helping things get back to where you left them (as opposed to where they’ve migrated). Having said that, dear Michele, sweet, sweet Michele, um. . .I’m still going to have to call Phoenix. You are crying out in need of an intervention. (Have you seen that show on A&E on Sunday nights?) This is serious, but since it’s your first leap off of the wagon, we can get you into rehab and you should be good as new in 30, 60 days max. I’ll move to Kansas City and take care of the girls while you’re receiving the most intensive part of your therapy. This is for the best. Don’t fight it. Just accept the help you need. And do it today. I love you. Remember that. This is for your own good.

    Comment by Heather — January 19, 2006 @ 2:19 pm

  • 3

    Long Live the Scrunchie!

    Comment by jennifer — January 23, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

  • 4

    Howdy! The girls are gorgeous, send love to Scott. Talk with you soon!


    Comment by Kim Cannon — February 9, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

  • 5

    [...] This week I made a decision. I decided after a year of having a gym membership… but rarely using it… that I needed to either be happy with my body the way it is or do something about it. I actually enjoy working out – when I go – the problem being that “when I go” part. It’s just too easy to say, “tomorrow” when it comes to workouts. Well, no more. [...]

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