Reality check times a bazillion

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Okay so obviously I haven't been on SP much in the last two weeks, not at all for that matter. I got a true test of life getting in the way or trying to get in the way of my goals. It all started on over the holiday weekend. We visited friends for the weekend so needless to say the workouts didn't happen except for walking alot with their son during our activities. I tried my best to choice healthy food options when I had a chance to do so...even avoiding temptations at the Tigers game (okay everything but a "dome dog" couldn't resist that!). Definately drank enough water to float a boat it seemed like over that weekend! yikes!!!

Crazy busy two days at work and being a therapist having to make sure everyone has a plan for while I'm gone and what to do in a crisis etc. etc. not to mention seeing 30 plus hours of therapy in two days plus all the paperwork...exhausted to say the least.

Then it was off to my hometown for a long weekend to go to a college roommate's wedding - great wedding and good times had by all. It's amazing how when you're put back into situations with people how much you realize how you've changed and matured over the years. I truly appreciate my life and the people I have in it; geniune real people! So while home I had to indulge a few times on old time favorites that I can't get anywhere else but made up for it by doing one run and walking...could have done better but I was on vacation and home with the fam - not something I get to do often.

Then the whirlwind weekend came to an end with all the lovely delays of Chicago O'hare airport - again not always the best and healthiest options to choose from but tried none the less. GOt home to spend time with my hubby and just cherish time together :) Again totally and utterly appreciate the great people I have in my life.

Crazy couple of days at work once again..catching up on missed calls, making sure everyone is still sane and jumping full in once again. I love my job, I love my job.....honestly I usually do but we all have our days. I did manage to finally pull myself out of bed somewhat earlier this morning and get my butt outside again for a run. I can say that I missed it a little and felt good as I was running along singing in my head :) I'm still a little nervous for these two 5k's I'm suppose to do at the end of the summer as mentally I can't seem to get past the 2 mile hump yet...1 mile is not a problem but that 2 is still intimidating right now. I also realized I need to find a zumba class around grand rapids again soon - this has been the funnest exercise I've ever partaken in and miss it. anyone know of a good class in town??

Hoping to get out the next 4 days for a run to hopefully master the 2 mile again with pride...we'll see! I"m on-call starting today so for the next week I'll feel a little on edge never knowing if I'll have to leave right away and it's always a hastle to take the phone with while out and about trying to de-stress.

Other great thing my hubby and I did when I got home again is plan out our meals for the next two weeks - we just started doing this about a month ago and love it! First it helps when grocery shopping, also helps spice it up with different meals and when we get home from work and can't think of something to have we just check our chart and pick a meal we know we have the stuff to make; this also helps us stay at home instead of eating out as much - we are still realistic and put 2-3 times of going out on the chart to account for this but we would totally reccommend this idea to all!
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