This past week was cram packed with activity. I decided to launch an online personal training plan for people to have easy and convenient access to workouts I design for them – right at their fingertips! I spent a lot of time designing the website, and am thoroughly convinced coding is strictly for those with genius level IQs. My brain was complete mush after hours spent googling, watching youtube videos, and assembling everything just how I wanted it. If you are interested in visiting the site, check it out here: www.fwclfitness.trainerize.com.
Due to using all my extra time to build and launch the site, I neglected to prioritize exercise. Yesterday I squeezed in a 20 minute workout, but that was all I could manage. I have had a sappy, depressed week so I felt sloppy and had no desire to do much other than care for the kids and work. My body didn’t appreciate the lack of movement, but I couldn’t push past the emotional barrier, so I chose to rest instead. I was hard on myself at first, after all I am a fitness advocate so I preach about making exercise a priority, but I also want my followers to understand this is real life. There will be weeks that are just too busy, too overwhelming, or the body just plain needs to rest. Listening to your body and caring for it how it tells you to is an important piece of our overall fitness. My body is screaming at me to get back to it, so tomorrow I am taking action!
Yesterday evening we made a spontaneous trip to Wichita to get a Christmas tree and have dinner out for some special family time. I loved my casual winter outfit; this American Eagle shirt is SO soft! It was nice being out with just our immediate family, and it kept my mind preoccupied. Friday marked exactly a month since dad’s passing. The boys have been asking a lot about Papa, and are very curious about how he died. We tell them his heart wasn’t working, but they seem to get confused and it triggers more questions. I am glad they want to talk about him; I want to bring him up as frequently as possible so they feel like they knew him well, but it is painful and brings all the hard feelings right to the surface. We got home and even though I had kept busy all day to push the sadness away, I couldn’t run once the quiet hit. I coped with wine, a few gingersnaps, and hot chocolate. Some things just need to be cured with rest, indulgence, and some extra sleep.
In lighter news, I specifically told Damon when he asked me to move back to Seymour with him that I would need to stop by Starbucks every Wichita run, you know, to compensate for the loss of my convenient gourmet coffee. We laughed and I have saved lots of money not having one in close proximity, but I sure have missed it. This week our local Triple T Latte coffee shop opened up and I made sure to drop in on their opening day. I ordered the peppermint mocha, and was immediately grateful that God answered my coffee shop plea. Excited to continue supporting this local business!
Lastly, anyone struggle with dry skin during the winter? I have eczema that flares up as the weather gets colder, and one of my clients shared her recipe for an easy at – home scrub. 1 cup of coffee, 1 cup of coconut oil, and half a cup of sugar is all you need to mix together the perfect dry – skin cure. I keep mine in a mason jar in the shower. Between that and my Neutrogena body oil, my skin feels hydrated and my eczema is under control!
Just wanted to share an update. I’m happy to be back on the blog, excited for the new business expansion, and thankful for the ability to share life with you all.