Monday, December 5, 2011

Mamavation Monday - Unplugging

Wow, 7:30pm on a Monday night and I am just now finding a few minutes to write this post. Life around here is crazy busy and it's not going to slow down until probably around the 18th or so. It's making me take a good long look at what's happening and what needs to give a bit so I can make sure what needs to happen does happen.

Sadly, I think that's going to be my playtime online. I've found that if I have twitter open, I'm far more likely to sit and chat than I am to get up and fight with that kitchen sink. So, until things settle down, expect to see a bit less of me. This just gives all of you with my number an excuse to call and text me. I do miss the calls and texts I used to get.

Anyway, life is chugging along. Today, I spent an hour plus in the pool with 5th graders and then went up and worked out. My body is a bit in awe. I've been slacking recently and today was a good reminder that I need to find the time for more workouts and less leftover holiday stuffing...or fresh that I just made up the other night. ;)

I do want to ask you guys for some extra support though over the next couple of weeks. I know that's going to be harder to give since I'm going to be online less,  but have no fear, I check email and my phone and facebook and...yeah, I'll still be around a lot. The reason I'm asking for support is pretty simple. My son, Ben, who so many of you have loved and supported, is having hamstring lengthening surgery next week. He's going to be in a lot of pain afterwards but we're hoping and praying that this will make his life a little easier in the long run. Keep us in your thoughts as we go through this.

I'm sorry this is so disjointed and chaotic but time is ticking and there's still so much to do!

Average Daily Water Intake: 30oz, give or take
Weight Change: 251.2 (-9.4 pounds)
Overall Weight Change: -40.4 pounds



Hugs. I'm sorry that you are feeling the stresses of Monday among those of regular old life. I applaud your choice to cut some computer time. It's hard to get that fitness and household stuff done with the computer on. That was the #1 lesson I learned as Mamavation mom.

Hugs for you and kiddos during surgery time & healing. Hope all goes well.

Janice- The Fitness Cheerleader

I hear ya sister! I went back to work a month ago and I'm so tired in the evenings - no twitter or laptop for me most days now. But guess what? I'vefound I'm happier as a result - living in the moment & like you, doing what needs to be done. It sounds like you're doing well with working out on your own & that's awesome! Keep going & remember we're here for you if you need us. Have a fantastic week beautiful!


I am so sorry your little one has to go through surgery and so much pain. Hope and pray he heals quickly! I understand what you mean about the distractions. I tend to chat on twitter when it is open more also. I hate cleaning! Perhaps if I had more Christmas CD's to jive to, I'd be more apt to clean more. haha.


I love the way you said that your body is in awe of the work you've been doing - I think that's a great way to put it!

I think we all find trouble with the balance from time to time, and this time of year is usually a really high pressure one where the balance is a bit more precarious. The great thing is that you're able to recognize the problem and start working on it by cutting back online time - I think that's great!

Good luck to your son this week, and I hope he has a speedy recovery!


Thinking of you!!!! I am praying for a speedy recovery for your son.

Honestly, I can't think of anything else besides your loss. THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!


Thinking of you, life gets crazy and the best thing to do sometimes is just unplug and go for the ride!!!



You have been doing awesome on the weight loss front! Keep it up! It lets me know there is hope for me!

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