You’re too Blessed to be Stressed

Just as I was feeling overwhelmed by life and all the things I’d like to do or have to do and the relentless pressure I put on myself for no apparent reason.  I was talking to someone for work and at the end of our conversation he said to me, “….and remember, You’re too blessed to be stressed.”  He caught me off guard and normally I would have been like “Yeah, okay!” and probably made fun of him.  But you know what? he’s right.

I have a job, a house, a wonderful and healthy family. So even when my son is home sick on with a fever and my husband and I are doing the dance of trying to meet work obligations while caring for our feverish one year old;  Life is still really great.  So here are some pics from the day.  I loved the way my little one looked on the counter as I was getting ready to take him on an early run (Yay 3.2 miles!) later in the morning my husband had a conference call and every time he needed to talk my kid decided to as well. oops!

The last two pics are from when I went to work and my hubby Facetimed with me to see how cute our little one was being.  And yes he still has a fever.  But he’s on his way to the shore with his grandparents and brother. So life is pretty damn good right now and its Fri-yay! and I never met a Friday I wasn’t excited for! Happy almost weekend everyone!

Focus

I really want to meet someone who has it all together.  Clean and organized house.  Full time job.  More than one kid. Dinner on the table every night.  Finances in order.  Works out on the daily.  Do they exist?  I don’t think they do.  They appear all over on Facebook and Instagram. The energizer mom with their shit together.  They must be getting some help.  Cleaning lady? Nanny or grandparents that help out regularly?  Food delivery service?  All of the above and they can’t possibly sleep.

I feel like I am always busy doing something but nothing ever really gets done.  My house is never really clean or organized.  I’m never truly consistent on any workout plan or regimen.  My take-out/restaurant budget is always maxed out.  My three year old is basically living off of chicken nuggets and my one year old would sustain himself on blueberries, corn and  mac & cheese if we let him which I must admit; sometimes we do.  I just don’t feel like I have it together.  I know I am being too hard on myself.  I’m comparing myself to something that doesn’t exist or if it does it’s not the norm. But how do people fit it all in?

I guess I feel like I have been more reactive then proactive lately and I don’t like that feeling.  I am feeling great about the amount of stuff going out the door but I always feel the need to do more.  I am not feeling great about my lack of exercise.  I need to get back into my early morning runs.  They help clear my head and get ready for the day.  My main problem is I am trying to do it all, when I should focus on what makes me feel better.  Getting more physical activity in my day will help tremendously.  So I am going to make it goal #1 for August.  Of course instead of running this morning, I did the dishes, made breakfast and did two loads of laundry but if I put this in writing I will make it happen so here it is.  Here goes nothing! Wish me luck!

July Roundup

I am thoroughly embarrassed at the lack of exercise this month.  What can I say? My husband started a new job that requires him in much earlier and my job just got hella more demanding.  It was a lose lose for my exercise time.  Either way, here’s my recap for the month:

  1. Run the Naked Bavarian 40 mile race on March 4, 2017  –  Done.  Read race recap here if you missed it.
  2. Raise $5,000 for Covenant House Pennsylvania – Done March 3, 2017
  3. Run the Dirty German 50 mile race on May 13, 2017* – finished the 25K, blog post still pending.
  4. Lose the baby weight (starting weight 140) – So last month I reported a 3 lb loss and I am here to say I am back up 2 lbs to 135 lbs.  Summer is the worst time for me to lose weight.  Too many tempting occasions to enjoy a cocktail and eat delicious food.  What can I say? #sorrynotsorry
  5. Rock Climb More – We took my oldest nephew rock climbing, he loved and it! So I climbed once that counts right?!?
  6. Travel More – We are living it up in LBI, follow me on instagram for fun in the sun pics
  7. Blog More – Wah Wah Wah!  As you can tell this did not happen?!
  8. One small house project a month – So along with the patio job last month we had to redo the columns which were on temporary support beams until a couple of days ago.  So that was a not so small project that basically my husband did but I watched the kids and helped with the clean up. A bit of a stretch much?!?
  9. Declutter –   So here’s one thing I rocked this month! I got rid of a baby chair, giant pregnancy pillow, 2 baby carriers, baby jumper and a wooden cabinet.  There’s a bit more space in my basement and a bit more cash in my wallet.  Winner winner chicken dinner!
  10. Spend less – We blew the budget again this month:  The supplies for the front porch were over $600 and my husband needed new contacts and a new mouth guard.  Adulting is expensive.

I’m not even going to pretend I will get to blogging this month, see ya’ll in August

-G