So, the last couple of weeks have kind of sucked.
Thanksgiving was hard for me. I didn't get to spend it with my kids and that was difficult. Yes, they are all grown, but still. A mom wants to see her kids on holidays. My youngest daughter works in retail and since most retailers have decided to start "Black Friday" on Thursday these days, she had to work... the oldest and middle kids were at their dad's - even though he works for the railroad and wasn't even home. They basically spend it with their step-mom (it was her birthday or something)... doesn't mean I didn't feel some rejection.
It is what it is.
The following week was a bit of sickness in the household.
I'm still not 100%. I swear, this has been the sickest season ever. I've never been so sick in one fall.
I finished up my latest round of my workout program a week ago, and since then, I've been taking it easy. I finished it up one day last week. I think it was Wednesday? Anyway... I went to the gym and did some random workouts last week of my own creation through Saturday, and then we got the granddaughter Saturday night. We took her to a lantern walk to the top of the Great Temple Mound at our local Ocmulgee National Monument. It's quite a hike. The boyfriend and I took turns carrying her up the steps to the top. She's heavy.
Let's just say.. even with all of the weight training that I do, I've been sore for days!!
I'm not sure if it's all from carrying her, or from overtraining for the last few months, or from being sick, or a combination of all of the above, but I have not been to the gym since Saturday.
I have been sore and exhausted and just plain drained and pitiful.
~Monday - Got to work and couldn't stay awake. Went home early.
~Tuesday - Managed to stay at work all day. Even stayed awake. Got home and hit the couch for the rest of the evening in vegetable mode.
~Today - I have actually gotten a little work accomplished this morning. *miracle*
~Tomorrow - I might actually make it to the gym. Or not. We'll see.
I have not hit my step goal once this week.
I feel like a great big slug.
But then again, I have been hitting the gym hard for almost two years straight without a real rest period, except for when I had the flu. I'm pretty sure I needed this. My body was telling me something, and I'm actually listening. If I don't make it tomorrow, I'm not going to beat myself up for it. I'm going to just focus on eating healthy (something else I haven't been really doing this week because neither the boyfriend nor I have felt up to cooking).
Now... on to a happier subject. I don't want to talk about feeling yucky anymore. With Christmas coming, we are looking forward to starting to make preparations for the holidays. While I am NOT a fan of cold weather, at least it makes it feel like Christmas. Right? I am trying to tell myself that the cold weather crap that's coming in here in Georgia, where cold weather is not something that we are fans of, generally, is a good thing.
This weekend, we are going to head out to find a Christmas tree and venture up into the attic to finally bring down the Christmas decorations. We are a little later than most about getting started with decorating. But it's about to start.
Photos to come.
The granddaughter hasn't been to see Santa yet this year, so until then, enjoy this photo from last year. LOL
Best Santa Photo EVER!!