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Spring Break, A Funeral, and Giving up a Workout for Sleep

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My kids are on Spring Break this week and that adds a lot of drama to my days. I work for my husband, and things are pretty busy right now, so taking a week off isn't an option. They will have to go with me to the shop. Fortunately, my mother-in-law works with us so she is there three days a week to give me a little space.

We started yesterday with a funeral for a good friend. He was hit by a kid high on, and transporting, marijuana almost a year ago. The other driver left him laying beside the road, hurried home and unloaded his dope, and then drove back to the scene. Streek battled and battled to stay alive - pain, learning to walk, almost 40 procedures, and finding a way to make a new life. He reconciled with his kids, worked through the hatred with his ex-wife and found his path back to the Lord at the side of his minister dad. But, his aorta gave up and he lost the fight. There is nothing right about watching a father carry his son's ashes into funeral mass. My heart bleeds for his family and my anger flares at the complete lack of justice his killer is facing.

So, we ordered pizza for dinner and I stayed within my limits. But we got into bed late and I battled with my body about getting up at 5 to work out this morning. My desire to sleep won and I logged an extra 90 minutes. I will be extra active at work today and hopefully get outside with the kids to play in the snow a little. I will get in a few push up, squats and other movements to offset that lack of discipline today. I am also certain I will snap less at my kids, get more done and feel better from the sleep than from the exercise.

GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:

water water water water.......I am still struggling with this one which makes NO sense. I have always been a huge water consumer and this is a mystery. I need to figure it out!!

5 days of workouts. One down already. One of them needs to be "the big one" with a double workout of the tape. I try to do a long one once a week to keep things challenging. And one of them needs to be intervals on the treadmill even though I totally hate that.

try to control my stress. My dad is having scans for possible brain cancer or evidence of a stroke. We are busy at work and the kids are home. Easter is Sunday and I am cooking brunch for more than a few. and my April calendar already is packed with activities and committments. YIKES

I guess no one said this journey to healthy, fit and slim would be simple!!!
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  • BRENDA_G50
    Sounds like your plate is really full. Sorry about the loss of your friend.

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