Whew. I took a couple months away from Spark. Can't say I super missed it, but I'm not ready to shut it down yet just in case. I have been tracking my food and steps with the LoseIt! app. I think I'd get more out of it if I paid the money for it, which I don't really want to do, so I may be giving Spark another try again - this time with adblockers I think ; )
I do have so many updates though!
It has almost been a year since I started my "new" job. I just attended my boss's wedding on Saturday with most of my team. I can't tell you how great it feels to work somewhere where this is possible! There are frustrating days like in every job, but I have been so much happier professionally than I have been in a while. I hope it continues!
My husband and I have recently built a home gym. We talked about joining one and realized we'd probably never drive there and would waste all that money. We also realized we had a whole room in the basement that we never use and was just a holding space for junk. You guessed it! We did some cleaning and research and purchased special flooring, an elliptical, a bench, weights, and more and now the gym is in our home. There is really no excuse not to work out - it is all RIGHT HERE and can be used rain or shine! No other people, no germs. Last night I did a tougher program on the elliptical than I have done in years and it felt GOOD.
A few updates on the health front...
I am back at Chiro/PT again. I wish I could say it was helping but it is slow progress. Not only is my neck still bad, but I found out my L4 & L5 vertebrae were being compressed. Fun stuff. She also said I'd had some of the worst inflammation she'd ever seen, which brings me to...
I just did a ton of testing and after years of feeling bad I just found out that I am HIGHLY lactose intolerant. Three doctors told me maybe I was gluten intolerant, and no one had ever tested me for lactose until now - and turns out I am super intolerant! I am cutting all dairy and seriously considering the FODMAP diet as suggested by my doctor. She said she bets I will not only feel better but see my skin clear, inflammation lower, weight drop, etc. Fingers crossed! I am SO glad to finally have an answer!!!!
Hmmm what else? I became an aunt for the first time? I get to work from home one day a week now? Super jazzed all the farm stands are open again? Also I am going to see U2 tonight for my belated 30th birthday present. Woo hoo!
I guess that is my update! Also, Bea is doing great and we still love her very much!