Life and all that goes with it
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Life has kind of been a roller coaster lately. Our kid who is in her second semester at the University of Arizona and 1200 miles away is not doing well. Her mental health is getting the best of her. She bombed the first semester and is struggling this semester. I made her get make an appointment with a counselor, I constantly check on her to make sure she is taking her meds, etc, but there is only so much I can do from so far away. It has been causing stress and worry. I will always worry.
The only thing helping me keep my sanity is the 5% challenge and another challenge I've made for myself. I have been working out a lot more. It helps me feel better, to get rid of some stress. By far this is the best I have done on one of these challenges. I still struggle with some of my eating habits and hydration, but they are slowly getting better too. I am determined to be at least 70 pounds less by my 40th birthday. That will be 04/20/2020...so I have a while to get there and get the hang of this. Either way I am proud of the exercise habits I am forming.
I've also joined a book group on FB and it has pushed me to read things I don't normally read and I am so excited about some of the books I've read recently. It really challenges me to get out of my norm and find new authors. I've ignited another passion that was just lingering in the background for awhile. I feel like my mental health is getting better, I just need to help the kiddo find her niche.