Moving Forward

To be honest, I've been feeling a little paralyzed around here lately.  I apologize for the choppy entries of late.  For me, feeling overwhelmed does very little to spur on productivity.  I just. kind of. stall. out.  And that's what's happened.

But, thing are starting to move.  For the first time in almost 7 years, I am getting up at 5:30 am and working out with my husband.  And actually really enjoying it.  The trade off is that I'm going to bed at 9:30 so I don't turn into mean, growly mama bear around 3pm.  After multiple (failed) tries to figure out how to fit a regular workout into my day (and consistently making my health and fitness one of my lowest priorities), I bit the bullet and went back to the beginning.

Before I had kids, The Dad and I had a very regular morning routine.  We woke up at 5:30, rolled out of bed and went to the Y, worked out, came home and showered, and headed to work.  Once E was born, that just wasn't an option and The Dad went without me.  Then when O came along, it got even harder to figure out where to fit exercise in.

I am happy to see it become part of my daily routine again.  We actually work out at home - on a great enclosed porch far enough away from the kids that we don't wake them up but close enough that we can hear them if they need us.

I didn't mean to ramble on about exercise and my new routine, but I do believe that the way out of a rut is to just do it - and in this case, it means just writing.  So, the next few posts might be random but they are my way of getting un-stuck.  So follow along if you'd like, and thanks for hanging in their with me.

By the way, the photo above (which has absolutely nothing to do with the post) is my new mannequin.  Frustrated with poor photos of my work, we've added her to the family to help out.  E dressed her this afternoon.  Earlier today she looked like this:


1 comment:

  1. WooHoo!! Way to go!!
    And... thanks for introducing us to your newest family member. Nice to meet you. Looks like you maybe have lost your head along the way, but I won't hold that against you.
    Hugs from Minnesota!