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Day 1

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lent for me (Greek Orthodox) started yesterday and I figured it was as good a time as any (post St. Patrick's Day!) to get going on my goals. Hence "Day 1."

So I tracked food (and realized I forgot to log some stuff, oops... tough to get back into the habit) and got on the exercise bike for a half hour. It felt good to "get back into it." I need to remember that. I did a good job getting 30 lbs off after the pregnancy by last September, but I've put it all back on, sadly.

But moving onward...

Lots of new stuff on the horizon. I am now the mom of a toddler. She is starting a new school two days a week starting next week which I'm a bit nervous about (but happy that I got an email today letting me know school was closed due to snow - her old school that she's currently enrolled in didn't). We've also hired two of the teachers (a mother and daughter) from her old school to come to the house three days a week (each taking a different day). She loves them, and I'm happy that she will have more attentive care (and outdoor time) most of the week and still have the benefit of other children around some of the time.

I have been recommended for a permanent job! Right now I am still accepting clients at my office and writing freelance for a website and a law firm. It's a frenetic lifestyle made even crazier by having to drive her to daycare all the time and working nights at the office sometimes. I should be getting an offer letter soon, and I most likely will accept the job and keep one of my writing jobs and take the occasional client. It will be nice to have a little stability in my life and it will also be nice to come home to a clean house and a (hopefully) happy little girl every day.

Jon and I went looking at bikes this weekend since we should be getting our tax refund soon. It excites me to have a new activity to do together as a family, so hopefully we can do that this spring! I've decided to restart Couch to 5K tonight and I know it won't be pretty, but my goal is to do a 5K in June and a 10K in October.

That's basically it! Hope everyone is doing well.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUGIRL06 4/4/2013 10:31AM

    I had to click on this to see what days you were counting. Well, I'm Russian Orthodox! I've made it my priority to make it to Easter also so we're in this together!

And I can't believe your little girl is a toddler. I remember reading your blog from when before you were even pregnant! My gosh!

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FREES1 3/22/2013 11:32AM

    sounds like spring is blooming!! Best of luck with your offer.
I started with a group called No Boundaries as a 5K training and have assumed the role of last one in.. and its definitely not pretty.. but hey at least I don't have to worry about being in anyone's way!
Best of luck climbing back on board.. emoticon emoticon

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THEANGRYGNOME 3/22/2013 10:57AM

    I can't believe she's a toddler already, I feel like it was just a few months ago that you were posting your pregnancy! Time flies.

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JENN26POINT2 3/21/2013 12:19PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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RUSSELLORAMA 3/20/2013 10:38PM

    That sounds awesome! Congrats on the new job!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 3/20/2013 10:12PM

    Yeah - so happy to see a Day 1 on your page! WOOT!!!!! Back in the house! It is going to feel soooooo good to get back in the action for another 5K. I am still a bit anxious about PF, so haven't been running, but I have taken the working out bug pretty seriously. I'll be right hear cheering your progress - get it done!

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 3/20/2013 9:45PM

    Welcome back. Sounds like things are going good for you. Congrats on the new job. We just got one of those bike trailers for our little guys and plan on biking as the weather gets warmer.

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SEEHOLZ 3/20/2013 7:44PM

    Sounds like things are going well :-)

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CHANGINGMORGAN 3/20/2013 12:36PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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ROCKMAN6797 3/20/2013 8:02AM

    Good news on the work front!
I like the plan, one step at a time, always moving forward and never looking back.


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NIELSENSLADY 3/19/2013 9:18PM

    I did not know you were Greek Orthodox. Savannah has the most beautiful church here! You should come visit! LOL! Good luck with the new schedule and job. I'll be on here too posting a short daily blog.

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BROWREN 3/19/2013 2:58PM

    Sounds like you are doing well and you are figuring out the balance in your life. I too am planning to start the C25K today. I haven't run in almost 6 months, so it should be interesting. Good luck!

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WISLNDR 3/19/2013 2:19PM

    It's all good!!

Spring is coming, time to ride bikes!

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STEPHANIE302013 3/19/2013 1:54PM

    sounds like a good plan laid out :)

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PAPER_WINGS18 3/19/2013 1:46PM

    You should do a 10k in October in Chicago, maybe around the 18th--just sayin'! emoticon

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    Welcome back to it!! Congrats on a permanent position.

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SWAZY33 3/19/2013 1:12PM

    Sounds like a lot of good all around :)

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MBSHAZZER 3/19/2013 1:00PM

    Excellent! You can only move forward - looking back, either with fondness or regret, is not productive! You have the right attitude and I KNOW you can do this!

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KITHKINCAID 3/19/2013 12:53PM

    And life soldiers on huh? It's amazing how much has happened to you in such a short time. Congrats on the full-time gig - that's great news. And hurray for C25K! I'll be looking for your progress details :)

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