Going Under the Knife
photo credit: Aesop
You may have noticed that I haven’t been talking about exercise and running very much (my own, not events) lately. That is because since the Zooma run I haven’t been doing a lot of exercise. I am listening to my body and taking a break. After my heart scare
two weeks ago, I decided to focus on healthy eating and adding on exercise when I feel ready. That day may very well be today because I am scheduled to have major surgery on March 18th and I absolutely won’t be able to exercise for at least six weeks after the surgery.
Although I haven’t been exercising, I have been eating pretty clean. I won’t say I prescribe to a particular method because I do aspects of paleo and clean eating but I’m not 100% on any one plan. I have signed up for a diet bet which has helped me stay focused and so far I am down 9.2 pounds since February 1st. And one of the crazy side effects of surgery is weight loss so I am pretty sure come mid-March I’ll be at my goal of 145 pounds!
Despite my focus on eating and not exercise, I have been active. I’ve been actively involved in my son’s life. By that I mean I am present with him. Yes, I have to work and that frequently happens when we are together but I am finding a balance. I work very tirelessly in the mornings while he is at school and from 2pm until bedtime I try to be as present with my little one as much as possible. He will only be little for a brief moment in time but work will always be there and I have to be careful that I don’t miss out on my precious time with him because of work.
Although I don’t post daily here, I do post videos every day. EVERY DAY on YouTube and I need to start posting those here. It is difficult to keep all of the balls in the air but I am trying. Between working, being a mom, dealing with health issues and all, some days are more difficult than others but I am doing my best.
And that is all I can do.