I’m getting back to me. It’s time to get back in the game, get back in the saddle. It’s just time. I took a few months off. Mostly due to time constraints. I’ve had a hard time this summer keeping to a schedule. My four kids are home, we do not sent them to day camp, so every day we are all together. We also had a flood in our basement in June. Our exterior faucet burst while we were filling up our pool. We had no idea as it leaked in between the walls. We called the insurance, they did the report, but there was a problem with matching the floor. So instead of two weeks, it took almost two months. Two very long months.
So I’ve had no basement for the summer. The basement where my office is. The basement where my kids play. The basement where I exercise. We finally got the estimate from the insurance on the damage and work starts tomorrow. So far there is 17,200$ in damage so it is quite extensive. The whole floor has to be replaced as they could not match the color we had. Walls are being taken down, ceilings being replaced, it`s just a really big job.
So much has happened this summer. I fried my laptop, my husband tore the pool liner, our car broke down, my daughter broke our television upstairs, it was just one thing after another. It has been a stressful summer. We had to cancel our holidays because of all these things and the expense of them. Through it all I have maintained my positive outlook that things will get better. These are just bumps in the road we travel.
I have exercised a bit but not as much as I need too. However my brain needed the break of just being able to sit and rest. Sometimes we need that. I’ve gained a few pounds, nothing that I cannot take care off once I get moving again. My inches have stayed the same except around my belly which is normal. Over all I am happy with where I am at but I am missing the moving, the sweating, the pushing my body to reach goals I never though I could reach. I also miss the relief a good workout brings. It really relieves the stress and I find I am better at dealing with situations, it zens me out. I like being zen.
This week all four of my kids are in school, even my youngest will be starting kindergarten. They are looking forward to seeing their friends and I am looking forward to getting some time back for me. Time to work out, time to renovate, time to blog and get caught up with my online friends I have missed this summer. Time to work on my business and get it flourishing again. I really am looking forward to it. I have so much to do but the first thing I will start with is my commitment to getting fit. To getting back to me. I still have a long road ahead of me, one filled with bumps that I need to learn to navigate without putting my health and fitness to the side. The two go together and make me a much better traveling companion.
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