Today, I had a HUGE wake up call after carrying my son around Lowe's while shopping with my husband: I am WEAK. Yes, you heard me.
Although my son, at 9 months, is weighing in at almost 25 lbs, I am finding myself getting tired after carrying him around for any longer than 10 or 15 minutes. I usually use a baby carrier, but we had forgotten to take it out with us so I rarely get to hold him freely when out and about because, well, it's pretty damn HARD.
But then I thought.. what if I could make myself STRONGER so that I could hold him freely for long periods of time. Don't get me wrong, he is always in my arms, especially at home. But we are usually sitting, laying down, etc. This really opened my eyes to how weak I really am.
I am not being hard on myself, but I definitely am human and like to see areas in which might need a little improvement. I tend to focus so much on my abs and my legs that I actually neglect a part of my body that matters a lot to me when it comes to being a mother: my arms that were meant to carry my son. This is a perfect example why it is so mportant to train your whole body instead of focusing on one or two body parts or areas. If you focus on training your body as a whole, you will literally become the total package.
So, I have a new goal: STRENGTH. I want to get rid of my chicken arms and get some GUNS! I just received my T-bar and weights set in the mail so I look forward to doing more lifting. After all, strong is sexy.