I’m using this old-school meme as a depiction of my morning yoga session with the kids. It was “all hands on deck” as I [slowly] moved through various [gentle] stretches and poses to relieve some of this back and hip pain. It was sooooo amusing as Miss c, Lola, and Jaz moved around me to ensure I was kept balanced and safe, each offering encouragement and pretending not to notice when I couldn’t quite reach my toes or twist in a certain way.
“Your form is amazing, Mom! Great job! Feel that stretch!”
Unfortunately, I don’t have a “before” photo of myself because I wasn’t expecting to lose 14 pounds in 7 weeks while Martin was gone. The truth is that I only started going to the gym so often for the Kids Club. Seriously — dropping off the kids into a supervised room full of toys that I don’t have to pick up or clean is very appealing.
Well, I haven’t written in a few days, and I have a good excuse.
The Air Force sent me to Disney World! Nope, not for a great vacation, but to attend a conference that was taking place there. I wasn’t able to visit the actual theme park, but I did go to “Downtown Disney” and have dinner there.
The rest of the time, I was working and eating room service for most of my meals. I tried to keep it light – chicken salad sandwiches, salads, etc. But I did enjoy a half rack of ribs one evening. It was raining three of the four days I was there, so I wasn’t able to go running, so I’m sure my time dipped a little. I am going to the gym later this afternoon, so we’ll see.
I was VERY excited and VERY THANKFUL to see that my good friend, Kristi, donated to the walkathon! So, I know that someone’s received a letter and felt moved to contribute! (Well, that, and Kristi is an awesome person anyways, so you know… 🙂 But nevertheless, I was really worried that nobody was going to respond. But every little bit counts, both for the walkathon and to me personally. It’s definitely extra motivation!