Somedays I feel I am about one dumbass away from losing it, and then there are days like today where the fates align and I wish I could hold on to these days forever.
Not only did I do self care; ate healthy, worked out, pampered myself, but I also had fun with my family and am in bed early so I can blog to all you peeps. How is this possible? I have no idea!!! Why are days like today possible while other days I can barely breath?
I had a total of 9 kids in my house today. My 5 plus two of Serena's teenage friends and then two neighbor girls came over to play with our hellions. I have to admit I have no idea that teenagers provided such free entertainment:
Yes, my daughter is the one with the bad mouth....we are working on it.
We are a dinner table family, which means we eat as a family at the table about 99% of the time. Tonight I decided to change things up and I let the kids eat their turkey sliders while dancing around the kitchen to DeadMau5. Even The Baby got his groove on. It was nice to let loose a bit and the kids always enjoy the change in routine.
I was getting tired of singing the same songs to The Baby every night while I rocked him. There is only so much "Row Row Row you Boat" and "Twinkle Twinkle" you can sing before you want to gouge your eyes out. So I spent about 20 minutes trying to memorize a song via youtube and have included 'Rainbow Connection' in our routine. The Baby LOVES IT!
Dyanna and I tagged team today so we could both get our workouts done today. I am starting to feel the effort in my arms and it makes me giddy with excitement. I might actually have skinny firm arms soon!!!!
Today had its down, G-man went to bed early, J had a meltdown, and Serena had her phone taken away for a bit until she realized what 'get you chores done now' meant. But even in those moments I realize how blessed to have such a large loving family.
We have set-up M's Birthday Morning Surprise for tomorrow. He is turning 7 years old. He is getting so big.
I know this doesn't have a whole lot to do with weight loss, but I felt I needed to share the gift which is my family. It is for them and because of them that I am able to be so successful in my weight loss journey.