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Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello Sparkland!

YAY FRIDAY! It's been a very busy on call week but I've muddled through without the stress eating thanks to my yoga DVD. My hips were getting really tight again so I got back into the yoga habit. It has also really helped with stress levels.

I managed to get a couple short runs in this week so the scale is slowly dipping back down a smidge.

Last night DH dug into a bag of Tostitos and cheese dip. I could smell them at 9:30 but I was fresh out of the post run shower and I wasn't tempted at all. It was shocking!

My 23-year old son has been living with my ex since I got remarried almost 8 years ago. My ex and my son moved in with my ex's fiance a year and a half ago and that's been going very well.

Well, the ex and his fiance told him last night it's time for him to move out, that they want to start their married life alone. My son is not quite financially stable enough so he's moving in with me and my husband starting this Saturday.

I'm happy but a little nervous, three adults have to get used to each other's habits and schedules. It means losing my workout room but that's okay,I'll just need to be creative so new challenge.

Yesterday on the way home from work I heard The Go Gos on the radio.... We Got the Beat. Yes a silly song but it took me back to high school and I got a burst of good vibes and I sang along, loudly! It was a great stress reliever.

So give yourself a boost of good vibes and power up for the weekend!

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    Life seems to be ever changing which can be stressful at times. I know you will figure this new challenge with your exercise room out. Do you have a basement? That is were my exercise room is. Works well for the TM and my bicycle. I have a fan to keep me cool and a TV to distract me. The only draw back is the low ceilings so common in 100 yr. old houses - so I can't do anything that requires me lifting my arms over me head.

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    1284 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    I'm not liking your ex's fiance at the moment. I can understand wanting to start their marriage alone but she knew your son was in the house before she showed up! Praying all works out well with the new living situation. Communication is the key. Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon
    1285 days ago
  • KMW987
    There's nothing like singing your heart out while driving in your car!

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    1285 days ago
    Kellie, interesting about your hips, I just met with a physical therapist today about my hips - I need to stretch and strengthen! Just one more thing to add to my already too busy schedule but the strength training class I take doesn't address this specific area. I should do yoga too - I do love it and it is a stress reliever!

    My step-son is 22 and he has been my step-son since he was just over a year old, so he is just like mine - I just have to share him with three other parents (mom, dad and step-dad). He has been talking about moving in and starting college - we totally want him to go to college so we are all for it, but you are right, the thought of having three adults in the house is a bit nerve wracking. We don't know for sure if he will come because he just got a promotion at work so he might wait a while. I think that your family will do just fine with this, it might take some adjustment but it will work out!
    1285 days ago
    Best of luck with your son.
    1285 days ago
    Good luck with the transition. We had parents (my-inlaws) stay with us for much too extending times and it was challenging. Their 3 or more month vacations we not vacations for us. LOL! The second time they did it, we made ground rules and it helped.

    And I owe you a a thanks. I need to do some IT Band work - I've been slipping on that. As soon as I'm done here, I'm off to do my exercises.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    1285 days ago
    I understand your nervousness! My suggestion is to keep the lines of communication about expectations open; maybe have a "weekly" meeting to air minor issues before they become major? Will he do his own laundry? Do you expect his dishes to be in the dishwasher rather than the sink? He may have different expectations based on what your ex's fiance did. Good luck! I know you will approach this new challenge with grace and humor!!
    1285 days ago
    I pray you'll all settle into a comfortable life together till your son is able to get out on his own. You'll find a way for getting those workouts!
    1285 days ago
    Have a great weekend. We have a saying "Where there is a will, there is a way".
    1285 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I am enjoying yoga workouts as well and think it helps my lower back. I have two adult sons who moved back in with us. It takes a little adjustment, but it is fine.

    1285 days ago
    Kellie - It will be challenging at first, but you will get used to each other. Who knows, maybe your son will be into your healthy lifestyle and you can be active together!

    Right now my workout 'square' is right in front of a couch facing a TV. I have to modify a lot of moves, but I make it work. Sometimes I get out of the room and use another space if it calls for it.
    1285 days ago
    ah yes, boomerang kids...I have one too. Fortunately we get along very well and I know he will be on his way soon enough....Good luck!
    1285 days ago
    one of my sons moved back home due to finances ... it is working out fine.
    1285 days ago
    Bob Dylan (nee Robert Zimmerman) was such a philosopher

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

    emoticon Until Tomorrow!

    1285 days ago
    Our hips really require special attention as we get older, doesn't it. I find I have to do special stretches after a workout just for my hips, lol. Good for you on resisting those chips! Good luck with your son moving back in, I'm sure it'll be great. As for the exercise room, I hope he appreciates all the sacrifices one day.

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    1285 days ago
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