Whew. Long weekend, but good. Another 8 hour day of working off my traffic ticket (1 day left!!) and then we went out dancing late saturday. Sunday...well mostly napping and errands. I had yard plans, but thankfully our virginia creeper is filling in and the yard doesn't look quite so bad, so I napped instead :) I finished up a book and made some healthy muffins and meals for the week and made some homemade whole wheat thincrust greek pizzas for supper last night.
J and I have decided that June is to be a healthy month. He is also feeling a bit round around the middle so we had a final relatively healthy pizzafest and are now going to buckle down a bit and dial in the food. He's going to start regular workouts again too. Good for him. I love him dearly no matter how he looks, but I want him to feel comfortable in his own skin. He said he noticed in Utah on the hikes he couldn't keep the pace like he used to and didn't feel strong or in control in some of the hiking spots and wants to fix that. We were talking when we got home and I was mentioning how I loved being in full snyc with my body and knowing what it could do while rock scrambling and hiking - it made me confident and strong and know what was safe and not safe to do. He said he missed that...and wants it back. For both of us fitness is all about living and being able to do what you want to do. We're not old yet, so why act that way before we need to :)
This morning it was spin and sculpt with a new sub. She wasn't the most engaging or talkative instructor, but the class was good. I like the sculpt a lot and feel like I got a solid workout. Trying not to feel forboding about today. Already I had my water bottle explode all over me when the lid popped off somehow while I drank from if after I refilled it after class (so cold...everywhere!) and forgetting to pack my bra (sports bra all day anyone??). Just going to trudge forward into a day of work and hopefully a little relaxing tonight. This week I finally want to watch the season finale of Doctor Who and am getting caught up on Game of Thrones so I feel like I don't have to ignore the web in case I hit spoilers anymore...
Hope your weekend was great :)
Later taters...I leave you with this quote I found the other day. No name I could find to credit it...but I wish Id written it. It inspires me and is exactly what I'd say to all of you...
"Dear Incredible Girl,
When you've done all that you can do, and you still feel like you have so much further to go, when you feel like all that you have to give still isn't nearly enough, when it seems that you will not be able to keep up everything that needs to be kept up for one minute longer --
Stop and breathe.
Look. Really really look at what you are expecting of yourself.
You are an incredible girl. You are amazing and strong and brilliant. But friend, you are also a human being. You cannot do it all. You cannot always hold everything together perfectly, and you cannot be perfectly composed every single day. It's okay to have 'off' days. It's okay to feel weak and overwhelmed and have meltdowns once in awhile. It's okay. YOU are okay. Everything is going to be okay. It is.
Let yourself have days to be a perfectly imperfect human being. Let yourself feel what you need to feel and process your life the way you need to process it. Let yourself BE.
Bad days will pass, overwhelm will dissolve, and the sun will come up again tomorrow morning, just like it does every day. There will be a brand new sparkling day waiting for your tomorrow, waiting for you to hold hands with all of the joy that it is offering.
You are just right. You are doing great. You are fabulous!
And you are very very very very loved."