Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Well, dinner went well last night with our guest. She seemed to like the food and ended up having to leave early because of a work obligation that she forgot about (therefore, we didn't have to come up with conversation for an indefinite time!) I ate pretty good at dinner, although I stuffed my face before she got there and ate a few more breadsticks after she left. Positive: It is over, we had a good time, things went well, and she's unable to come back on Saturday for dinner! I shouldn't be happy about that, but meeting and talking to new people is very stressful for me. We will get together later, but maybe we will have some short times together before having to do a full dinner conversation again. Whew!
I went a ran outside later that evening. It felt so good to pound my troubles onto the sidewalk. Of course, with the mist and the cold on top of my slightly tight-feeling chest, I barely have a voice today which will make my job very interesting. I wish I had my iPads charged so the kids could use those. Oh well, we shall see!
Also, when I came home last night, I found out that my husband had bought a family membership to the YMCA in town. He is really wanting to lose weight but said that he's not as motivated as I am to work out at home. (made me happy to hear that about myself) I am nervous thinking about the pool aspect. I know the kids would love it but me wearing a bathing suit...um....panic! Besides that part though, there are some great programs (Zumba, Yogalates [sp?], strength/cardio, circuit training, etc.) I am excited about that part. I can take my kids and they can play with other kids (always a major factor with mine) while I work out, also giving my kids an example of how important this healthy lifestyle is. A is hoping that because he is paying for it, that he will be more motivated to lose the weight that he needs to before going to Haiti on his mission trip this July. I sincerely hope so! I know that he would feel so much better. However, I am not leaving it up to him to get our money's worth out of this. I AM doing better with my health. No, I'm not where I want to be, YET. I CAN go and benefit from some of their stuff and keep telling myself that the other people don't matter. They aren't thinking about me and even if they are, so what! I am off my butt and doing what I need to do for me and my family! I even started planning last night that when I start summer school, all the kids will eat lunch (one with me and 2 with grandma) before I pick them up and on our way back into town, we can easily stop at the Y and work out for a hour or so before going home! Woohoo! This can be a good thing!