I don't quite know where to start::....I am so far behind in blogging (having maintained a once a week blog for years), but I see that is no longer possible.
I have entered a season where my family needs me in new & different ways.
This has changed my online time - Big Time! I completely accept that fact, and embrace the life God has given me....:::I love being Mom to my growing children, love every activity they are involved in, and soberly step up to the ever growing demands of being a home educator. I am this
& this too
Wowsers! Being a home school mom is an ever increasing multi-task job. . . .But I LOVE it!
My greatest challenge this past fall/winter season has been trying to find BALANCE ....:::you know, that beautiful spot where all priorities are in order.....:::that includes my relationship with the Lord, my family, others and myself.
I admit I have had a HUGE challenge in carving out time for myself.
I have to laugh because at first I was waking up early to make it to the gym, then have a moment of quiet time with the Lord, then wake up the household to begin our day. BUT...Ha! we had a schedule change that needed to be made, and then to accommodate this, I set my gym time for the late evenings.
I think you are beginning to see my picture
( or I hope so ) ....my body was in a swing state ...back & forth...never quite adapting to a permanent change. I need a hug, I think.
Then my son developed asthma, and the nights were long....:::my gym time ceased. Even as addicted to fitness as I am, I started to develop a survival mode....:::my son's health definitely came first. Then the lovely pre-Christmas schedule. Would I ever get back on schedule? Did I even|HAVE a schedule?
Have you ever experienced anything like this....:::where even your best-laid plans fail? I would love feedback. Or just to know I am not alone. . .
I am GRATEFUL though for so MUCH! Blessings are everywhere I look!
I found a running buddy, & we have run 2x/week together outdoors even in very cold weather! So happy about this!
I have enjoyed HOURS of outdoor fitness time every Sunday with my family....we love football, tennis and the track.
My children are making such Life-Progress in every area...this makes my heart Beam with JOY!
I am so close to my family and they to me. Yes, I admit...::I ate too many Christmas treats.
CrAzY of me for sure! My DD's had FUN in the kitchen this season, and I licked too many spoons. Lol!
But I KNOW just what to do.
and I will!
If you think of it, would you help me out with any support you wish ( FEED, SP page...etc. ) as we approach 2014, and past the new year?
I KNOW I need support if I am to lose the holiday pounds, maintain my loss, get back to the gym and find B-A-L-A-N-C-E.
I know that through prayer, the Lord will give me the gift of balance as I seek Him.
I believe His heart is for me to have time to enjoy fitness.
My DH & children are in full support too. When asked by a new-found friend, "What is your mom like?", my 12 year old son responded, "She's a fitness addict."
Bahahah! ...::that statement tickled me to death....it rings TRUE!
It IS who I am.
I CAN find Balance!