Monday, June 24, 2013

Wouldn't it be nice if...

...we could live in the perfect world! In the perfect world, I would be at the ideal (what exactly is ideal?) body weight, and strong enough to compete in a 5 or 10K, or maybe an Ironman, or even know how to ski for a biathlon. Alas, this is not the case. We are having beau coup drama in the house of Rusty. Which is causing mega stress and lots of dissent amongst the family. Between a literally crazy MIL and kids just being kids, a hubby who just wants to chuck it all, and a FIL who just wants to sleep all day, guess who gets to deal with all the cr*p? Yes, your friendly, neighborhood, Paleo-mommy. My only super power seems to be the ability to drink coffee, and find lost shoes under a single bunk bed...not much, but it's what I have to work with. There are only two important things in my life now: My health and my marriage. Yes, health and marriage, and I'll tell you why. If I am not healthy, I can't do jack-diddelly for my family. Without my husband, I would be lost. Please understand, this is not "man dependence", I can certainly support my children on my own, if I had to (I have done the single mom thing, it sucked). But, I don't want to. I was blessed to find the man I want to share my life with, to grow old with (have grown old with...). I haven't looked at another man for 12 years, because the one I have is perfect for me. Hokey, yes, but very true. Last night, we worked on us, today, I start working on me (AGAIN). I weighed in at 212.4, which is 8 lbs. over my LDW (Oct. 2012), so all in all, I am not too far off the mark. Unfortunately, I am 21 lbs. off my best of 191. I would like to get back there again. Do to some financial restrictions, I will not be able to hCG my way down this year, so, I have to "man up" as it were, and do it the old fashioned way. I am so thankful for the Paleo lifestyle. Now to embrace it a bit tighter. Since we don't have the means right now for me to join a Cross Fit box, I am just going to have to improvise with what I have. Maybe I can get some kettle bells for Christmas, but right now I have 200 + lbs. of body weight to work against gravity with. I can hold a plank for one minute, which is good, but I can do better. I can do 6 burpees without stopping, not much, but I can do better. I am going to measure out 400 meters on the bike trail behind my house, and practice sprints (did I ever tell you I HATE running?). All of which I can do for FREE!! Throw in some sit ups, monkey bar climbing, and some area hiking, and I am pretty set. Hopefully, next year, we will have our life-duckies in a row, and I can be fit and ready to ramp up my exercise program at a Cross Fit box (I really want to try it out), or, who knows, maybe write a how-to at home book for other SAHM's like me!

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