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  • Oh you make me laugh. There are tears running down my face. Oh, wait, that’s from my cold…but you still made me laugh!

    AMomTwoBoys’s last blog post..Friday Recipe, 1/11/08

    January 12, 2008
  • Braden said it best!

    and he wasn’t half naked by accident – he was mooning the tv for you!

    Dawn’s last blog post..Showin’ off on Saturday

    January 12, 2008
  • You had me rollin’! I’m going to have to do some of that myself soon. I’m dreading it. lol

    Mariela’s last blog post..Photohunt #4: skinny

    January 12, 2008
  • Hilarious! What is up with kids and the not wanting Moms to exercise? Also, in my house there would be a dog licking our face.

    I got that Tae Bo dvd once- I couldn’t lift my arms for three days afterwards and then I realized that I hadn’t done the actual workout only the part where they teach you the correct moves before the actual workout.

    I wear that dork badge proud.

    clickmom’s last blog post..Looks like I’m in (serious need of) therapy

    January 12, 2008
  • well ya know, style points for trying AND taking pictures of it.

    Kara – down to earth mommy’s last blog post..Was that really necessary?

    January 12, 2008
  • I am dying here. DYING!!!

    I so want to come visit you, just so we could do this kind of shit together. We would lose more calories laughing that we would dancing.

    Veronica’s last blog post..I Wonder How People Find Me Here

    January 12, 2008
  • Z

    omg. dying laughing over here. also – LOVE the dancing with the half-nekkid baby. classic!

    Z’s last blog post..Bizarre News of the day

    January 12, 2008
  • Omg..that was freaking hilarious. This was, by far, the absolute best blog post I have ever read. You deserve an award for this one. I haven’t laughed this hard in a loooong time.
    Thanks for having no shame and sharing this with us.
    Gotta love you, girlfriend!

    lilknitter’s last blog post..Contest

    January 12, 2008
  • HAHAHAHAHA! I actually bought a walking DVD today, but I’ll be damned if I put any pics up. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    P.S. Try bellydancing dvds…they rock!!

    Secret Agent Mama’s last blog post..Project 365 (140/365)

    January 12, 2008
  • Girl you are HILARIOUS!

    Jamie’s last blog post..It’s All Fun and Games Until Your Kid Touts the Benefits of K-Y

    January 12, 2008
  • Ree

    Oh honey…..that was priceless. Absolutely priceless.

    And that whole middle finger thing??? Do you splint that kid’s hand?


    Ree’s last blog post..Miscellany From Saturdayney

    January 12, 2008
  • Groovy Mom

    You are a riot! I so enjoyed this.

    Groovy Mom’s last blog post..Crisis Cure

    January 12, 2008
  • LMAO… you are such a cutie. I think the baby-on-board workout is enough for you.

    Deb (Missives From Suburbia)’s last blog post..Love or Fear?

    January 12, 2008
  • What can I say you inspire me. Not to exercise of course, no, no, not to photo document my life, you inspire me to flop on the floor with a glass of wine and watch workout videos while laughing and pointing at the stupid skinny girls. Thank you.

    TXPoppet’s last blog post..What’s The Caption?

    January 12, 2008
  • Oh dear. You make torture sound funny – that’s quite a talent.

    (I love the half-naked boy trick too. Good luck with that.)

    January 12, 2008
  • Holly Jahangiri

    My favorite is “Hey… this isn’t so bad… and the half-naked baby isn’t even cramping my style.” LOL!! You are so going on my faves.

    January 12, 2008
  • You had me laughing through this whole post! Sorry for your pain and suffering but I loved it!

    Beth_C’s last blog post..Has anyone ever told you that you look just like…

    January 12, 2008
  • Man, oh man … Just when I think I’ve laughed myself out for the day, I notice a new post from Lotus. Oh, my sides!

    Gordo’s last blog post..The other Gordo

    January 12, 2008
  • I think I’m about 85% glad that my knee injury prevents any kind of serious working out right now. The other 15% keeps reminding me that no working out means more dieting though.

    Tasina’s last blog post..Deep Thoughts

    January 12, 2008
  • Eve

    When I was younger I did babysitting (now they call it daycare) at home while other mamas worked. I got all the little ones down at the same time for 30 minutes to an hour each day. That was my yoga time – Lilias was on tv everyday just when I needed her. This worked very well for several months, then the babies started taking shorter naps. It’s very difficult to do the downward facing dog when you have rugrats crawling all over you. I’m sure I’ve seen ads for workouts where you use your little one as a prop in doing the exercises. You know – who needs barbells when you can bench press a baby?

    Eve’s last blog post..Fabric Postcards

    January 12, 2008
  • Karleigh

    I hate exercise videos. They look all fun and easy on the box, but it’s all lies!!! They were created to make you feel like you’re going to die. I think Braden likes the second exercise better.

    January 12, 2008
  • Jerseygirl89

    That was wonderful. Those were the best pictures I’ve seen in forever.

    Jerseygirl89′s last blog post..Loser, Frump or Idiot? Or Possibly None of the Above?

    January 12, 2008
  • OMG, that was hilarious! I have tried and tried to workout with the kids, but I have to wait until they are in bed or at preschool.

    When my little girl was still under one, we did a class called Stroller Jam that you actually use your kid in the stroller to work out. I loved it!

    tommie’s last blog post..Scrolling saturday….

    January 12, 2008
  • I am SO pathetically uncordinated that I always end up NEARLY killing myself when I try to do aerobics or whatever. My friend keeps trying to take me to a real aerobics class, which is like my nightmare.

    Beck’s last blog post..Here’s The Card!

    January 12, 2008
  • mamafabulosity

    ROFL. My husband had to ask me what was so funny but I couldn’t stop laughing long enough to explain. And your son is always half naked. It would have been even funnier if he’d peed on you while you were exercising. Hehehe.

    mamafabulosity’s last blog post..I betcha didn’t know…

    January 12, 2008
  • As usual, I’m rolling on the floor and laughing out loud!

    Tara’s last blog post..For my friend Sarah

    January 12, 2008
  • That had me howling! I think Braden said it all at the end.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Something I Said I Would Never Do

    January 12, 2008
  • Holy hilariousness!

    Sarah at In the Trenches of Mommyhood’s last blog post..Deep Question For a Saturday Night

    January 12, 2008
  • My son also likes to take pictures with his middle finger sticking out… my brother used to do that too…

    Working out – man, I don’t have energy for that anymore. Maybe after baby number 2 – lol… or I’ll just chase them both around… LOL and call it a day!

    Robyn’s last blog post..january eleven: 54 weeks

    January 12, 2008
  • I am laughing so hard my sides hurt!!! I love the 1/2 naked baby dancing with you! Thanks for making my day!

    workout mommy’s last blog post..Heart rate zones and exercising

    January 12, 2008
  • hahaha. :) I love cussing out my workout videos as they boss me around. It’s very therapeutic. haha

    Manda’s last blog post..Scrolling Saturday & Photo Hunter

    January 12, 2008
  • This is very very funny! I had a similar experience with a yoga DVD, but instead of the half-naked child I had two large and annoying dogs. On the plus side, I can simply lock the dogs in a cage. Try that with the kids, and everyone gets so worked up…

    I came up with my own theme this week…Favorite Photo Friday. On Saturday. I know. But I didn’t think of it yesterday, and I don’t want to wait til next Friday.

    Just wait. It will catch on.

    julie’s last blog post..Favorite Photo Friday. On Saturday.

    January 12, 2008
  • Thank you for the smile, and the thought: I wish more people realized that you don’t need tapes, DVDs, or any other “organized” form of exercise. Everyday activities, especially if you have a 2 year old, are great. Oh, sustained activity, like walking, jogging, taking a hike, etc, are the best, but when there’s no time or to take a day off, playing with your children just fun.

    January 12, 2008
  • Boy, what awesome expressions! LOL! If it were yoga then, yah, that probably would have been a fart.
    Such cute shots of half naked baby trying to dance with mommy.

    Karen MEG’s last blog post..Fashion Friday: For a bad hair day

    January 12, 2008
  • [...] The new year has brought some new fitness plans from my fellow bloggers. Here are a few of my favorites from the past week: Sarcastic Mom will have you rolling on the floor laughing as she explains her attempt at a dancing workout DVD. [...]

    January 12, 2008
  • Ray

    Thanks for your kind comment. I like your blog. Seeing kids having fun makes me all warm and fuzzy

    Ray’s last blog post..Blog365: Day 12

    January 12, 2008
  • omg mad props to you for making it past the put the dvd in and then sit. you got me beat by a mile =D
    keep at it girl and youll be one of them skinny bitches in no time *waves go lotus flag*

    Noahs Mom’s last blog post..Boobies ooolala

    January 12, 2008
  • Oh that was great..but Braden flippin’ the bird had me rolling!! You are awesome!!

    Alison’s last blog post..Our adoption journey, Part 3

    January 12, 2008
  • Taz


    love it..

    Braden is sooo cccuuuutttttteeeeee.. :)

    January 12, 2008
  • Thanks for the good chuckle :D
    Reminds me of my first TaeBo days ;)

    January 12, 2008
  • hehehehehe totally brilliant..

    cheers kim xxx

    kim aka frogpondsrock’s last blog post..Helloo!!! and Thanks!!

    January 12, 2008
    Ok. How cute are you?????

    Kathryn’s last blog post..The First of Scrolling Saturday

    January 12, 2008
  • Jenty

    That last photo just says it all!
    I’m LMAO here! This was just too funny for words.

    Jenty’s last blog post..The best kind of playdate

    January 13, 2008
  • he he he. I have those DVD’s they still have the plastic on them.

    Kelley’s last blog post..Welcome to my new digs!

    January 13, 2008
  • Too funny! Have a great day!

    Deanna’s last blog post..Knit One, Purl Two

    January 13, 2008
  • Perfect ending to a perfect story! Way to stick up for Mama, Braden!

    Stephanie’s last blog post..Win Some Stuff!!!

    January 13, 2008
  • Amanda

    Hahahaha! I’m sorry. I feel the same way when I bring out the workout dvds. I purchased the Hip Hop Abs set from an infomercial, and I have yet to try them out! I’m so scared!

    I used to have the Taebo VHS tapes, just the Basic ones though. I was not a Taebo master. But they’re pretty fun actually! I generally would think of an unknowing target (someone who annoyed me at school or something) and pretend that instead of my imaginary punching bag in the sky, it was really them who was receiving the blow of my kicks, punches, and slices. It was nice.

    Kids do become a hindrance to your workout intentions. The only workout I was able to complete semi-successfully with Neilen hanging on me was Pilates, which is why I think it’s so successful with mothers. I think having a child sitting on your stomach as you do squeeze your abs helps tone the muscles, not sure though. Haha. Good luck!

    January 13, 2008
  • Way too good. Once, just once, I would like to see a realistic workout video for mothers and dads that have workout distractions buzzing around them 24/7.

    January 13, 2008
  • You are too funny and just too cute.
    Love the pictures and really, there’s just something about baby bums ;-)
    Great post.

    rachel’s last blog post..Weekly Winners

    January 13, 2008
  • LOL

    I love that your blog is a family affair (assuming hubz is your trusty photog).

    You give great facial inflection!

    VDog’s last blog post..Haiku Update

    January 13, 2008
  • That was absolutely hilarious!

    My friend (and I’m not really talking about me while trying to cover, it really was my friend: LOL) used to do workout tapes (yes, pre-DVD!!) when she had a toddler and kicked him right in the face once when he snuck up behind her.

    She hasn’t worked out since. LOL: good excuse, right?

    Melisa’s last blog post..Brothers Who Make Me Giddy

    January 13, 2008
  • This CRACKED me up!! Fantastic!

    By the way, don’t shoot me, but you’ve been tagged! See my blog for details!

    Christi’s last blog post..7 wierd things about me

    January 13, 2008
  • Hysterical! I’m sitting here in my living room laughing so hard my husband just yelled from down the hall asking if I’m OK. :-)

    January 13, 2008
  • Can I say that I just love this post. I love the pictures, I love the half naked “helper.” I love the facial expressions. Great great post. One of my favorites of all time.

    Hecticmom Undone’s last blog post..Yes, I Actually Competed

    January 13, 2008
  • justmylife

    I know how you feel. I tried Richard Simmons one time, I figure if these ladies are a hundred pounds overweight and can do it, so can I , right? Wrong!!! I laughed so hard at myself, I couldn’t do the exercises. I have Billy Blank’s Tae-bo on dvd, I am afraid to try it. Hubby said if I did to hook up the video recorder, so when he carried me to the ER, he could just hand them the video and they could see the injury first hand! Supportive, ain’t he?

    justmylife’s last blog post..An update on the boy….

    January 14, 2008
  • WHEW! I’M wore out after that!! Apparently it gets easier as you do it more. But I can’t pry my ass away from the mashed potatoes long enough to find out.

    Kevin & Leroy’s cousins Edith & Bertha are shaking in agreement as I type. Oh and don’t forget Freida & Thelma…. and Fredo & Alfonse.

    Autumn Dahlia’s last blog post..Mattress Distress

    January 14, 2008
  • gasping

    seriously, this is so funny I can’t stand it!

    Did you see my post today? It shows how I’m spending my time NOT working out!


    Karla ~ Looking Towards Heaven’s last blog post..One day, this will be my kids reaction to me…

    January 14, 2008
  • I highly recommend the Wiggles for workout videos. The choreography is easy, as everyone is also extremely white. Also, Braden will think you’re playing with him.

    January 14, 2008
  • HA!

    That looks like me trying to workout. It’s impossible with a child around. Actually it’s impossible when I’m alone, but I like to have a good excuse for why I couldn’t work out.

    Jennifer’s last blog post..Scratching My Head

    January 14, 2008
  • Oh. My. Gawd!! LMAO!!! That was too funny!!!

    Mommy Cracked’s last blog post..Mommy Secrets

    January 14, 2008
  • Loved the chronicle of your workout. You’re an inspiration to all of us.

    I’d probably end up on the floor like you, only in about half the time. Nah, who am I kidding? I would have stopped right when I realized I needed shoes. I shouldn’t have to put on shoes for a home workout video.

    Christina’s last blog post..Still Running On Fumes

    January 15, 2008
  • [...] turd on the carpet like you did the other day while I was “cooling down” from my Dance DVD Workout, could you refrain from picking it up to investigate?  Because I turned around and saw you [...]

    January 16, 2008
  • Sherry

    I actually stumbled across your site while looking for Wii cheat codes! Seriously there was a link to on one of the cheat pages! Anyway, I laughed so hard I was snorting. I’m a mom of 3 and have done the whole ‘try-to-exercise-and-all-hell-breaks-loose’ which is why I started going to the YMCA, as they have childcare and can change diapers for me! LOL Anyway this was so great, I swear, you are the cutest thing and I love Braeden’s middle finger pic!!! SO CUTE!!!

    January 17, 2008
  • HAH! Oh that’s hysterical!!

    January 20, 2008
  • Naked Exercise Dvd

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    January 22, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
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    July 08, 2008
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    July 28, 2008
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    May 27, 2009
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