Sunday, October 09, 2011
So here it is October and my boys have been off to college for awhile (one left in August, one in early September). In the meantime I have had major back surgery so we haven't had alot of empty nesting honeymoon time! My DH has taken amazing care of me and I am grateful to him and my friends for being such a wonderful support system.
I actually have lost weight b/c I am not hungry (probably from not exercising) plus without the boys here, I am able to make much less food. My DH has, of course, lost alot of weight - that drives me crazy! But I know that I can do this and it doesn't matter about his ability to lose quicker! Not a contest, right?
I miss exercising alot. I can walk about a mile but then have to rest for hours afterwards. It is all normal but frustrating for me, being a fitness instructor and a half-marathoner. I was scheduled to walk a 1/2 next weekend but obviously cannot - instead of just letting the money go, I got a deferral and now my goal is to be able to do the 1/2 next year. I did it last year and I know I can do it again. Maybe not as fast (did it in 3:15 last yr) but I will finish!
I am hoping to be able to get on a stationary bike soon and see if I can exercise a little. We can set up the bike trainer and put my bike on it and I could just pedal a little. Definitely not ready to bike outside.
I thought I would be back to teaching in the winter but it looks like either the spring or even possibly next fall. I didn't realize how hard the recuperation and recovery from this surgery was going to be and I need to adjust my mind to this new way of life. I am no longer a day-to-day mom and I am not working at the job that keeps me fit and makes me happy. It's all a little weird!
The boys are happy at school and coming home next weekend since I am unable to attend their parents' weekends. It will be nice to all be home together. And then we will probably be ready for them to leave again!!