There are a lot of things going on in my life right now. Lots of changes.
First of all my daughter is 8 months pregnant and I'm gonna be a grandma for the first time around Christmas. This has been a huge adjustment. Not what I expected or hoped for but I've adjusted and have fallen in love with this little guy who I've yet to see. Still don't like the gma label though. I've worked so hard to feel better, younger and feisty. Gma doesn't seem to go with that. Here's her latest pic:
She's been staying with me for a while but she and her "boo" are looking for an apartment. She is desperate to get settled -- nesting is setting in.
Also, I've been contemplating returning to school to finish the degree I walked away from 23 years ago. I'd been praying about it and then a friend pointed out a notice that my alma mater (campus is 4 hrs away) had an ad in the paper for an adult program at a satellite campus 30 miles away that offered one night per week classes for 18 months for adults to finish their degrees. Truthfully I don't need to finish for my career --for the last 3+ years I have managed my family's business and the plan is to continue that, but I don't like feeling like I didn't finish something I started. If I do this, I would graduate from the school I started at 25 years after I walked away, kind of full circle. Its a scary idea, but one thing that keeps ringing in my head is something I've heard and learned here on Sparkpeople ... "When 18 months has passed, I can do one of two things. Look back and wish I'd started 18 months ago or have accomplished my goal." Sparkpeople is an awesome way to learn motivation and goal setting.
I admit, I've been struggling with my weight loss journey. This month for some reason, my eating has stunk and my exercise has dropped way down. I see it, I recognise it, I know what I need to do but haven't done it yet. I have my excuses. For some reason for the last couple weeks -- everything on me hurts! My knees, hips shoulders, neck etc are so stiff in the mornings I can hardly move. I have to take an 800 mg Ibuprofen just to get moving. I don't really know why. I will get this back on track. I know what to do. I broke down yesterday and went to my massage therapist. She is soooo amazing. She does wonderful work and can tell you what area of pain is attributed to what part of your body or life. My right side of my back was so painful and knotted up and she said that is finance, business, education and procrastination. HELLO... fit much??? lol! It really helped but I need to go much more often.
Here's my latest before/after pic:
The difference is huge, but I'm not done yet and I have to be careful not to go backwards.
Last night I tried some new things - Paintball and laser tag. It was awesome! Now I'll admit, paintball stunk. My bff and I got all ready and felt super cool, till we got on the field with a bunch of testerone filled guys. We got out there and within 2 mins had been shot 4 times (and have the welts to prove it) and decided we were done. How I got shot in my upper thighs while hiding behind a barrel formation, I can't figure out, but man it hurt!
Here's us before battle:
My friend said we should have taken pics afterward to show the paint mess.
We also did laser tag and that was AWESOME!!! Much more fun and not painful! It was a blast and I realized afterwards how great it was to run and play and not feel awkward or winded or out of place. SOOOO fun!
Anyway, life is good and I will keep moving forward, after all, time passes, down the road do we want to look back at what we wish we'd accomplished or what we have?