Spring Cleaning Time!

It is Spring now and I have gained a few pounds over the winter. It has been a tough winter — literally the family has had the flu, cold, ear infection, teething, growth spurt, fever, and coughing since January 7 and I am exhausted by all of it. My clothes are feeling snug — some of my exercise clothes are becoming a bit uncomfortable for me to wear and it is making me sad. This is what you get when you don’t consistently exercise or watch what you eat.

I know what I need to do but to be honest I am not sure how well I can get back in track. I am feeling not so great about myself right now. I am now juggling a growing freelance operation and preparing my family for a move. It is a local move but it is a move of a family of four with two young kids and a lot of stuff nevertheless. It is stressing me out a bit, to be quite honest. My time has also been eaten up with doing the hard work of EMDR in attempt to become a better parent to my children. My recent visits to the gym have been more frequent thanks to the kids not being sick but they have also kicked my butt!

I am also disappointed with myself for losing some level of fitness in general as well as specifically not being able to run more or better. I am struggling to get back into doing 10k and I think I have fallen in speed as well. I am now at the 5k level when I had hoped that I would be able to run a half marathon for this year’s See Jane Run. I want to participate in more events, which house hunting has prevented me from doing the past month or so. All that time spent at open houses and checking out neighborhoods has meant not going to the gym when we would have normally if we were not house hunting.

I will be glad when the upheaval of moving is over but it is still a couple of months off, though I know that will come very soon anyway. As I write now I am preparing to pack away our belongings in boxes. The packing and the decluttering is going very slowly with two kids around.

First thing I need to do is to get a hold of my eating again. Back to MyFitnessPal I go! I am at 134lbs today’s and I will get back on it!!

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