Monday, May 23, 2011
Well I haven't been active on here or in the gym since January! That's a long time to go without working out! So much has gone on that made it a little more difficult for me to get to the gym. My oldest son, Alex , is now living with me again. He's been living with his dad since 2006. I was unemployed and homeless so it was for the best the he lived with his dad during that time. Any way, he's been with me since January 15th. Before he moved in with us, we were barely getting by on 60 to 100 a week in groceries. We lived without a lot of things and made meals as cheaply as we could for two of us. Well now I have a teenager living here that we have to provide for. And with my part time jobs, it was ROUGH. So the YMCA membership was stopped for a while. Work began to pick up, some weeks were 60 plus hour weeks. And then it slacked off again. Then on February 1 my mother in law passed away. So that was a really tough week. My husband's birthday was Feb. 2 and of course the Steelers didn't win the super bowl, so it was awful around my house in February! I think my husband still has a hard time with his mom not being around any more. Pop has been giving away EVERYTHING in their home. He says he wants it gone so he doesn't have to worry about who wants/gets what when he's gone. And so every other weekend we've been going there to help clear out mom's room and all of her stuff. Good gravy she was a hoarder! LOL
Since my son has been living with us, he's not been on his ADHD medicine. For one I can't afford it! And b/c he hasn't been taking it he's gone from a size 12 to a 16husky since January. I took him to the doctor last week and he is 5 ft 2 1/2 inches and weight 168!! The doctor said that he needs to get active for at least an hour every day.
Now that I've got a new job and bills are being caught up, we got our YMCA memebership straightened out. So for the first time since January I went to work out tonight. I took Alex up to the Ymca for his fitness orientation. So he can start working out while I go there and do my routine. Now he and I can go work out together. I'm kinda proud of him for wanting to go and work out. Now to see if he actually sticks to it or not. We're planning to get up at 5 am to go work out every morning before he goes to school. At least this way we'll get a workout in and then I can come home and make breakfast for us all. We shall see... Its an attempt that may turn into routine that will help both of us lose weight and get healthy.
Plus this coming weekend the pool opens up so we can start swimming then! I can't wait! I love the water.
Well time for me to get ready for bed. 5 am will come too quickly for me!
PS this is a current picture of my son and me!