Sunday, August 12, 2012
Crazy crazy since my last blog back in June.
Basically, neither my husband nor I have been happy the past year in Virginia. The short story is that his job was not working out as promised/hoped for, which was EXTREMELY stressful for him and in turn, extremely stressful for me and our family as a whole. We had just made the decision to stick it out one more year when he got a call from a fire department back in Michigan offering him a job and we took it as a sign that Michigan is where we really are meant to be. So, that meant he had to leave in about a week and a half after accepting, while I stayed in Virginia with the kids to pack up the house in just a few weeks. Lots of stress, no exercise and poor eating later, I am 10 lbs. heavier but less stressed out and back in Michigan. YEA!!!!!!!!
It is awesome to be back. Brian's job is SO SO SO much better now. He is much happier. I am much happier. I am getting back on track with eating. Difficult, but starting to get there. Baby steps.
We are living with my parents for a few months to get back on our feet again (holy cow moving and the cost of living and me not working did a DOOZY on our finances). While that might be challenging, it is nice to have the extra help with the kids and to just be back with family and familiar surroundings again and we will make it work. Controlling the amount of unhealthy snacks will be VERY challenging (or rather keeping my eating in control around unhealthy snacks) but that is something I would be facing one way or another and I just need to get myself under control, making healthy choices for ME, knowing that is what will make me feel good.
I will be starting a full time job in September, Jax will be starting day care, and Brett will be starting first grade (back at my OWN elementary school...LOLOL - talk about feeling like I've regressed 25 years is an understatement).
So, that is it in a nutshell. The kids are doing great. We are still tying up moving the rest of our belongings and the end of our lease in Virginia, so that is stressful, but will all get sorted out soon.
I have healthy food for our family in the house and I'm getting back to making healthy food choices, trying to control my portions and TRYING my best to not snack on all the carb-y high-calorie snacks that are around. Let's just say that my parents don't have the same eating plan in place that Brian and I do, which is fine, but I need to get myself under control.
I made some fun healthy decisions. I asked my husband for new running shoes for my birthday coming up in September. As things kind of calm down, I will DEFINITELY be incorporating exercise back into my routine, of which C25K will play a prominent part. ALSO, Brian and I will be running/wogging the Detroit Turkey Trot again this year. WOOHOO!!!!! To clarify, Brian will be RUNNING the 10K Turkey Trot and I will be wogging the 5K Stuffing Strut in about the same time it takes him to run 2x the distance. LOL My primary goal is to wog it in less time than I did in 2010 (my first and only 5K to date). I think I was around 42 or 43 minutes (yup, never said I wog fast). I know I was under 45...I'll have to check my blog from back then when I recorded my official time. Anyway, I was about 6 weeks pregnant and 15 lbs. lighter then, but I have 3 months to get ready so I SHOULD be able to lose weight, train, and accomplish this goal. A secondary goal of mine will be to WOG the whole thing without taking breaks to walk. That would be awesome. Dare I say under 40 minutes? That would be completely awesome.
So, I'm back. I updated my Spark page. I'll be checking in regularly again and keeping up with my Spark friends. I faced the scale this week for the first time in 2 months and while it was not a great number, I actually thought it would have been worse and I'm looking forward to going DOWN from here. So, yeah, that's about it!