Hey there friends! I’m here today for an update on #greenwoodsgetfit. Today I am a tad frustrated because our fitness progress has come to a pause. Aside from the irritating heat we have been experiencing, there have also been appointments and such that have limited our ability to get out before the heat, and now I have been hit with a summer cold. 😡
But, before all this I can truly say that we were making great progress and that is what I am going to share today. And, I’m going to hold onto hope that we can get back in the swing of things soon!
Okay, so today we are getting personal. Lately I have been making some lifestyle changes (which I mentioned briefly here). I married an athlete. He is always moving, doing something. If he’s not, he’s not happy. So, whether it’s basketball, softball, ping pong, whatever he can fit in he’s doing.
I on the other hand have never been an athlete. I was blessed with amazing metabolism which served me fine until I turned 40…
Over the past 4 years, my weight has continued to rise. Gradual enough that I didn’t notice until the last couple of years. I was doing a great job of ignoring it. But, that wasn’t the only problem. My energy, my mood, my motivation all declined. I chalked it up to hormones and getting older and just went on. This year however, when I went for my check-up and stepped on the scales, I was shocked honestly. And then, the blood work. Some numbers came back not so great. Not horrible, but definitely not ok.
So, all that to say that was my breaking point. I really wanted to HAVE a fit! I was done ignoring my health, and I knew I had to DO something whether I wanted to or not. I wanted to be in control of my health, rather than letting my health control me.
Hey there! I have some words for you today in honor of Mother’s Day that I hope will encourage you! With more transitions on the horizon for our family – one kiddo entering high school, and another one exiting, along with the last one entering teenagehood and another halfway to adulthood – I am filled daily with all the mama feels so to speak. And then, well meaning friends posts things on facebook like the new music video by Nichole Nordeman – “Slow Down”. Where are the tissues?!? 😥
The One Room Challenge has been taking up a lot of my time, but to be honest, what is keeping me most busy are my kids. Moms of school age kids out there, you know what I mean. It’s the end of the year, and we have to do all.the.things. Not to mention my daughter is a senior, so just add about 1,657,265 more things to that. Moms of high school seniors – don’t you just love this in between time?? While trying to finish up all the things high school, we must also start all the things college. One thing at a time people – that’s all my brain can handle right now!
So, today I am doing a bit of a catch all, catch up of all the things family going on around here in the past month!
I am a huge fan of de-cluttering and organizing. I LOVE to clean out closets, and cabinets, and throw.things.out. But, I have come to realize that there is one area that I really struggle with.
Memories, mementos, keepsakes, whatever you want to call them. I am a hoarder of all things memories. I have pictures, drawings, cards, clay pots with fingerprints, notes, movie stubs, certificates, dried flowers, you name it and I bet I have it!