Even though kiddo and I had a rough start to the morning, I still made it to the gym, where the lovely day care people took my daughter from me with the kicking and screaming, etc. I told them, "shes been like this since she woke up" and one lady was so empathetic and nice she asked, "and how are you?" I damn near CRIED, right then and there that she would ask and because well, I was feeling miserable from being screamed at all morning
Instead I went to work out, 15 mins on the stationary bike at a resistance of 5-9 (level 10 is still a bit too challenging) and then treadmill on incline 13 for about 15 minutes until a slow decline the last 10 mins as a cool down. The lady next to me commented to me after I stopped the machine and was logging my time in my phone, "I don't know how you can walk on an incline that high- I would fall over!" This made me feel strong. I told her it was all quads. It's like squats, but easier on your knees. The good news is I worked out roughly around 35-45 mins and burned 150 calories, whereas before I would walk incredibly slowly for 60 mins and barely burn 100 cals. The strength training is def. paying off!
Kiddo and I drove down to meet hubby for lunch at noodles and company. Their mac and cheese is to die for, but I had a bowl of thai curry soup for a light lunch
When kiddo and I got home, I didn't even care if it was "mommy quiet time" on my schedule, we opened the curtains and sat in the basement and watched at least 3 episodes of mickey mouse clubhouse because we were glad to not be sitting in the car
Kiddo took a two hour nap and I got to watch a mommy show or two
I went upstairs for some family time, hubby joined us and he said he went to the gym after work, just like I've been urging him to, yay!
We made some pretty awesome plans for tomorrow, even after my hubby's parents called and cancelled camping AGAIN (for the 2nd time, I really hate to see how it beats my husband up that he keeps getting put on the back burner). We decided to go down south anyway and get the hell out of my mom's house and maybe just get a hotel room for the night. Should be fun!
My husband and my mom's husband had scheduled a family movie night, which I opted out of, and no one had established whether the kiddo was going to stay up from 8:30-10:30 through the movie. I almost just let it go, because I was downstairs while everyone else was upstairs watching the kid. I was "off duty" and then I thought, oh dear god, my mother and I JUST had a talk about the kiddo was not to stay up past 8pm and here we go again...breaking our boundaries....making things inconsistent which leads to drama all around. If anyone has to be consistent, it's me, she's MY DAUGHTER!
So, I went upstairs and grabbed the kid, much to the "fine...well take her" snippy comments I got. I was self-assertive, calm, and polite. The kiddo whimpered a bit, but didn't even scream hysterically and call for back-up to get her way (which may have caused a "see you made her cry, let her stay" drama).
It took some convincing for kiddo to go to bed and I stayed in her room with her in the dark, which I almost never do to avoid screaming hysterically, since they had all been telling her movie...but I got to reinforce our boundaries which will help me in the long run of living with any inconsistency which only causes drama.
On that note, of how to survive with my mom and me being under the same roof, I calmed down and destressed while reading one of my self-help books at the moment,
Making Peace With Your Parents. I was recommended this after a one time visit with a therapist who frankly...I will NOT see again because he just made me feel more crazy for saying "yes I feel like this while living with my mother" (he called me irrational, well duh, I'm in therapy, asking for your advice, at least I got a book title for his $150 charge).
I figured it would help me while living with my mom, but the book really is turning out to be so much more in depth than I thought. I feel like I need to read each chapter twice and really reflect on it. Maybe I'll blog about it. -shrug-
Either way, I am looking forward to an eye exam tomorrow for contacts (havent had one in YEARS and I miss my contacts, they used to make me feel better about myself) AND having a hotel room with the hubby and baby tomorrow, a nice change of scenary, I might even get some writing done.