The last month definitely hasn't been the best food/weight wise. I am definitely up a few pounds (hovering around 225 as we speak) but TRYING to keep it under control. But I have such a hard time when I am stressed (work) and existed (for our trip) and anxious (oldest one is starting middle school in a month) and sad (wishing my dad was around to go on our Western adventure with us).
When I last wrote, this one was off an overnight camp for the first time. She was gone for 2 weeks and had a blast. I'll admit, parenting only 1 kid during that time was a lot easier, especially when it wasn't my hormonal child. My mom offered to pay for her to stay an extra 2 weeks, but she declined - mentally she was ready to come home.
The 3 of us did "Finish at the 50" - a 5K on July 3rd that is in and around the stadium the New England Patriot's play at. We used to have season tickets and it was really cool to go on the field.
Last weekend our friends came to visit who will be house sitting for us while we are away. But before they arrived, I got in 5 miles with my BFF. This is only the second run I've done in the last month (the first being the 5K, but that really doesn't count). The humidity has been high, and with out a reason to train, I've been enjoying my sleep this summer.
We started another Step Challenge at work - It happened right before we went to Maine so I was very much behind my 10K/day goal - sitting in the water doesn't allot for my step tracker to be on, plus I don't get any steps. But I worked hard that week to get more than I needed so now I am averaging 10K a day.
The next 2 weeks are going to be busy - 2 birthdays coming up, finishing up summer baseball, and camp, and work, and packing, and back-to-school shopping, and squeezing in some summer fun, because once we come back from vacation, 2 days later is Back to School! Which right now I am not ready for, but I will be once it comes - I know I will be in post-vacation depression because we were looking forward to it for so long, but to get back into a routine (albeit a new routine with Middle School), and before we know it the holidays will be here. But more importantly, I am looking forward to an exercise routine and less humidity!