This is what it’s come to. I was doing so well in the beginning of summer. My clothes were fitting well and I didn’t feel any extra bits of Me moving around when I walked to and fro. I also didn’t have any pimples for 2 months!! I’m thinking all the veg juice I drank had something to do with that.
“So what happened?” you might be asking. My kids came back. And I didn’t transition well. I think my big problem is that when you become a mom you don’t automatically become a master of multitasking. Apparently I suck at it. My brain is constantly flittering from a creative idea to a demand then off to a long overdue chore. I start to feel muddled then paralyzed and end up eating See’s Candy in bed while watching some brainless show on my laptop.
At the end of the day when I got ready for my shower, I discovered my waist had gone back to its old familiar self in which it relaxes and prepares to grow a human being. The way I see it, if I let my body rest too long, it starts to relax and the first thing to get lazy is my midsection. It poofs and spills over my pant’s elastic as if it were showing off just how excellent it is at housing little people. Well, I’m not impressed.
Joanna and I chatted about getting our shizzle back together. It’s pretty simple. Stop eating junk, run, sleep, don’t get drunk.
I woke up at 6:30 a.m. Walked 1 mile and ran 1.01 mile. Yup I’m totally counting that 0.01. I’ve decided I’m going to obsess about the stats again.
That was Monday. Tuesday I ran 15 minutes, or 1.54 miles. Two days in a row! Woot! But, I want to keep thinking that what I’ve done doesn’t matter nearly as much as what I will do.
I listened to my favorite podcast–the Rich Roll Podcast. He was interviewing Jedidiah Jenkins, who I’d never heard of before. He rode his bike from Oregon to Patagonia and wrote about his experience on Instagram. Then he wrote a book, Oregon to Patagonia, which should be published soon.
It’s not my favorite interview that Rich Roll has done but one thing Jedidiah talked about struck me. He talked about happiness and how it’s all relative. He slept in a hammock in the freezing South American desert and was so grateful when he got to sleep in a bed. He talked about how people who live a shack might be very happy living in a shack. Because they know what it’s like to not have shelter at all. But he also talked about how many people in South America know how we live here. They produce a lot of our DVDs so he met kids who had seen Breaking Bad. They want to be rich and they think money will solve everything. I find that bizarre because I think Breaking Bad is really about how money destroyed a man and his family.
It got me thinking about something I feel really strongly about–money scares me. Maybe it’s a little ironic that I got a degree in Accounting. Or maybe it’s not. I like the idea of counting and controlling money. But it has a way of controlling people, that’s what I find dangerous.
Anyway, I’m happy with what we have and where we’re going. I do wish we had money to buy an RV, but I’m okay with waiting. Mostly I need to get rid of things, not buy more. Especially books. Oh my, the books. But that’s another post.