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The Trap

I just found myself getting into that old habit of thinking that things will slow down soon.  We all know that doesn’t really happen!  It’s a trap.  That’s my conclusion.

I was looking at the schedule for the week…. ugh.  Work for three days and then head to the cities for the State Speech Tournament.  My girl and one of the kids I coach both qualified to compete, along with a handful of other awesome kids from SmallTown.   But it isn’t just work for three days.  Monday there are parent/teacher conferences at school.  Given Grace’s current situation health-wise, we NEED to meet with teachers.  Then I meet with trainer Pete at 5:30.  That will last until 6:45 and then I’ll go straight to the library for a coaching session with the kid I mentioned, until 8:00.  Tuesday?  Daycare training in a neighboring town until 9pm.  And my son has gun safety training in a neighboring town.  Wednesday?  A haircut… finally!  Except I may have to reschedule it so I can get some more coaching time in with the kid.  Then I leave at 8am on Thursday and return about 3am Saturday.

So I am thinking that THEN it will slow down.  But will it really?  You know how this goes…. we envision how much time we’ll have to… I don’t know… breathe!   To catch up on things and relax a little.  That doesn’t really seem to happen though.  First we work to catch up on all the things we let slide during the crazy-busy time.  But THEN!  Oh, then….. it will surely slow down.  Or will it.

So today, while it rains, I am catching up on some paperwork and getting ready to take my girl to a nearby town to shop for some things she’ll need for the State trip.  Then maybe I’ll clean.  All the while doing my best to just enjoy this day; not worry about the next one.

I don’t want to get caught up in the trap.


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A Walk on Wednesday

I’ve finally gotten sick losing and gaining the same 5-7 pounds for the last 8 years.  It’s nice I haven’t gained, really.  But I’d like to just feel better.  More energetic.  My check-up in January deemed me perfectly healthy.  Cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid levels… all that stuff is just dandy.  My doc says I should try to lose some weight, but not to stress out too much.  I was down 5 pounds from the previous January.  But I know I could lose 40 pounds and still have some weight to spare.  I’m not really fixated on a number… more looking to boost my confidence and energy. 

So I bit the bullet and signed up for a “total makeover” type package at the local gym.  It’s a 3 month program with something like 16 visits with the personal trainer…Pete.  We met for the first time on Monday and he says weights will be our main focus.  Honestly, I’m looking forward to that more than if he’d said cardio.  So I am optimistic and excited.  Outside of our meetings for the first few weeks he wants me to walk (doesn’t have to be strenuous or fast) for 30 minutes a day. 

Tonight drove Grace to a neighboring town for her haircut.  Instead of reading magazines and chatting, I turned on my iPod and walked around town.  It was good.  And I’m proud of myself.  It’s about time I did something for ME… so this is it. 

Here’s to moms making time for themselves too!  Find yourself a few minutes today and you’ll be glad you did!

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