Thursday, February 20, 2014
Back from Houston. After nearly four years of being apart I was finally able to spend some much needed time with my boyfriend. The trip was amazing...well aside from the usual mishaps such as cancelled flights and delays I was able to finally make a trip down to Texas to see him. It gave us a chance to get to know each other and was so worth the aggravation getting there. The downside....freezing rain two out of the 5 full days I was there. We went to the museum, got to meet his parents. Went strawberry picking in January with his family, his two nieces attached themselves to me. All in all...I want to go back. This time with the husband and kids in tow so that they can see the area. It was just strange though..seeing cacti growing wild instead of conifers everywhere. And the landscape was flat.....flat as a board. No hills, mountains or anything to speak of.
The other purpose the trip served...was allowing me to have an emotional reset. It got me away from the bedbug problem, stress from work and just allowed me to relax for the first time in years. I came back with a fresh state of mind and new determination to get back into what I had going before the stress of life kicked me hard and threw me down on the ground. We are making plans to see each other again May for the Beltane on the Beach gathering. I'm hoping it works out, as that sabbat has a special meaning for me. It would be coming full circle and I think we all need that.
So, I have been making it a point to go back to the gym. After work, in the morning...no more excuses. It's frustrating though to not see that needle on the scale move yet. I'm hovering at 215lbs. Which is not where I want to be. My immediate goal is to lose 5 pounds in the next month. Then another 5 pounds. I'm giving myself gold stars on the days I meet my goal as a visual reminder. By Beltane I want to be back to the weight I was before my life exploded and have the energy levels that I need to have in order to handle my life without screaming.