... So Good.
The kids are back in full force, the hubby started work this week, and I... I am finding my groove back. Although I love the spontaneity days of summer, I also crave routine. Although the kids are out of this house, I manage to keep myself busy. Ergo, the stereo typical stay at home mom who just bakes and watches soap opera all day. (I wish!) Nope, my days usually consist of a bullet formed list and just being on my feet. Managing a house of 3 busy kids and a hubby who has long hours at work is no simple task. There are days I'm overwhelmed by the various roles I've assumed, the care-taker, the chef, the cleaning lady, (it doesn't help when I'm a stickler for keeping the house tidy, which would explain why I vacuum twice a day.. everyday), the errand-runner, the dog-walker, the volunteer-mom, oh and taxi-driver. Since I gave my son my car, I've been either dropping hubby to work daily or riding the bike to get to where I need to be.
But I try to always make time for my workouts, especially when this weekend will be my first ever Spartan Race. My stomach is still in knots thinking about it, but all I can do is try. Like I've said before, "If your dreams don't scare you, it's not big enough." I'm always looking for ways to challenge myself physically and mentally. Staying fit has become such an important facet of our lives that I thrive on a good workout. I'm no where near where I want to be, but I'm getting there.
I finally graduated to using the bench press. I remember when I first tried to lift the 45lb bar itself and I could not even budge the damn thing.
I've been looking for another 4-legged pup to bring home. We've been to the Humane Society several times and looked for lab breeders, but no luck so far. We're gonna keep searching till I find another little guy to join our family. I'm very excited and anxious for another one, I just know that although he is quite possibly the most spoiled lab ever, I know he would like another dog in the house as well.