Looking Back To January – My How Things Have Changed

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Life QuoteWarning:  Things are about to get heavy.  If you just want the goodies Zone Perfect gave me to giveaway, feel free to skip to the last paragraph.  If you’re a regular reader, you might want to hang through the whole story though, as I’m dishing on some details of my life that will effect the site, at least in some ways.  Either way, here we go…

Back at the end of January, I talked about my goals for 2014 and how one of them was to find more time for myself.  Boy, I had no idea that this would be how I would do it… Two weeks ago I moved out of my house of 10 years, left behind my husband of 15 years and started a schedule which has my children with me half of the week and with their dad (do I still call him my husband?) the other half.  It’s been the hardest decision of my life, only second to something that happened a few years ago (and that’s a story for another day), and is not a decision I made lightly or without weighing and reweighing the consequences and collateral damage.

I felt it only fair to tell you all that this was going on, mainly because I am big on transparency and the reality of everyone’s life not being perfect, but also because for the entire life of this site, I’ve talked about my husband, our family and our home.  Now my home is a 2 bedroom townhome apartment in another city.  I’ll be adding more to the For The Home section of the site as I work my way through decorating my new space.  You can be guaranteed that it will all be budget friendly, because let’s be honest… separation isn’t cheap.

So, back to my goals and where I am…

1) Maintain – I’ve mostly maintained my weight.  I’ve added a few pounds, but only a few and I am working on getting those back off now.

2) Eat – This has been harder for me in the 3rd quarter than it has all year.  Zone Perfect bars have made it more convenient to eat on the go, especially for breakfast, but I’m still a little scattered and sometimes forget to even grab them before I run out.

3) Endurance – Yeah, so we’re just going to skip this one…  With the upheaval in my life, running has taken a back seat.  Once we get in a groove with our new routine, I hope to get back on track with this.

4) Me – Clearly, I’ve worked on me.  I’ve spent a lot of time looking at not only what I need, but what’s best for all of us.  I will have some much needed me time in the coming weeks, though not the way I would’ve imagined it back in January.

For those worried about my kids, believe it or not, they are taking this better than the adults are.  As long as they get to see both of us, don’t have to change schools and still get to see their friends, they are fine with whatever we do.  They just want us to be happy too.  Plus, they think it’s pretty cool to live in two places.  We’re all surviving

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One Response to Looking Back To January – My How Things Have Changed

  1. Janet says:

    Thinking about you, glad you are all adjusting to the new normal and much better days ahead.

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