A New Day
Friday, January 20, 2012
I woke up today tired, but kept the routine going. After breakfast I started some laundry and then told the kids it was time for school. Here is what greeted me:
They told me they were playing "Idiots." In their minds they meant "Silly People." Make sure you really check out the hair on both. Anyway...it was nice to have a reason to smile and grab a minute of joy. And another minute of joy...Isaac will finally begin his Grade 2 Math next week. The curriculum we use is advanced and with his autism behaviors and "just don't want to do it" behaviors, I'm pleased with his progress.
By lunch I was still frustrated with myself over the whole food side of this journey. (I'm done kicking myself over the night snacking.) I knew I had to get on my knees and ask for the strength to get out of the pit. I did and then I took a nap before heading to the gym. The trainer could tell I was not at a high energy level. My lower back was also a little sore from the slush shoveling on Wednesday so she chose to do more stretches to help ease that. I never realized arm/shoulder stretching could do so much for the lower back but it was amazing! She then put me through endurance drills on some of the equipment and I did exactly what she asked and never had to ask for less weight or time. I spoke with her about my carb cravings that hit me and she encouraged me that sometimes it isn't a big issue...sometimes it can just be perimenopause and you need to give in at least once to get beyond it. I'm hopeful that next time I'll be able to recognize it quicker and do less damage.