To catch you up on what's been going down in the house of dee, we've had two bouts of croup blow through in the last month. J had it first and quickly recovered. Currently, it's D's turn. She came down with it two or three weeks after J did and has been pretty miserable these last few days. I suffered through yet another sinus infection, this one of the migraine-inducing variety. That makes two in the last four months for me. Lots of fun.
Outside of that, it seems like there are so many events and things coming up that, at times, I feel a bit overwhelmed. Suffice it to say that remembering to update the blog tends to fall by the wayside. Currently, D has swim lessons three days a week, D has ballet once a week, we've got Mother's Day plans to arrange, pre-K graduation/after-party to plan, J's first ballet recital, birthday party planning for J's fifth in June, our summer vacation in late-June...it just seems like it's always something. I find myself making lots of lists here and there--to do, groceries, and so forth. Kinda comes with the territory of motherhood I guess :)
In the midst of all that, however, I continue to make it a point to take care of myself physically. I've been going to the gym 6 days a week. I usually take Sundays off. I am doing both cardio and strength training. I'm not going to lie and say that I love it. I enjoy it (most days) as I can see changes in my stamina and my body but there are days when it takes all the motivation I've got just to get out the door and go. Wednesdays are my weigh-in days with my workout buddy (who lives about 90 miles from me) so we take a picture of our feet on the scale (to show that it's really us and not, say, our husbands standing there 'cause sadly both she and I weigh more than our husbands do) and send it via cell phone to the other person in order to have some accountability in all of this.
As of yesterday, I've lost 17.4 lbs. since the last week of February. I feel really good and proud of what I've managed to do to improve my health and appearance so far. When I lose 25 more lbs., I'll be where I started before I got pregnant with J, which would be awesome; if I can manage to lose 45 lbs. total (20 lbs. after the 25 more goal ) I'll be where I was at my healthiest and lightest in 2003. I've struggled with my weight most of my adult life, typically because of bad choices and sheer laziness. No more of that. That's not to say that I don't indulge my sweet tooth or get lazy or what have you every so often, 'cause I do. I just do it less frequently than I used to. Some days, I really miss being lazy ;)
Besides that, it's official: I am the parent of a kindergartener. I officially registered J this past Tuesday evening. School starts August 17th. To say she is excited about going would be an understatement. It is adorable to see. And me, being the anal, get-it-done-now mom that I am, have already started knocking items off of the kindergarten supply shopping list that was provided to me at orientation. And so it begins....
Now how's that for