Funktastic…a fun way of saying you are in a big funk! Well…that is me…funktastic. Which is why my blog posts have been a little inconsistent. What makes up a funk for you?! How do you bounce yourself out?!
Here are a few things that made up my funk….
While I LOVE the holiday season from Thanksgiving to Christmas and into New Years, it can be a little crazy & stressful too. Our calendar, for weekends, is booked up until February & has been booked since the beginning of November. Not that I’m complaining, I love seeing my family & friends, it is just busy. So there is that…
We have decided (I think…?!) to move forward with fertility treatments & try for #3! My husband & I discussed the pros & cons, back & forth for a few months now. We decided to work with our doctor to get all the necessary blood work, physicals, etc out of the way so when we finally made a decision we could just GO FOR IT! I’ve been excited thinking about #3, but a little nervous about what it would mean for our family & for me as a Mom. I barely keep up with the laundry, dishes & clean up now…what would adding another baby do… I THINK that as a Mom or Dad, you are never truly ready, but when that little baby arrives…you become ready & don’t look back. So there is all this too….
My weight & fitness has been getting me down. I need to make more time for working out, I need to make appointments with myself & not break them. I just joined a YMCA near my house that has childcare for parents while they work out, looking forward to being able to do that. Plus, taking the kids to play in the pool has been great! I’ve also been trying to pay closer attention to what I eat, how much I eat & LIMIT the treats (my downfall). I know that weight seems to come on faster than it goes off…at this point it NEEDS to come off! So there is this as well…..
Lastly, ANXIETY…there I said it…ANXIETY…I said it again. I never really felt like I was an anxious person, it wasn’t a label I would use for myself. When my Dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer I didn’t think about how it would change me, other than the obvious…seeing him go through his battle & ultimately losing it…the grief that would follow. I was trying to get pregnant after he passed away, that was my focus. Once I was pregnant that was my focus. After Sophie was born I was hit with anxiety like I never felt before, anxiety about the health & safety of Pete, Ava, Sophie & I. All of a sudden my fears were hard to control. I would worry about EVERY little ache & pain. I have been coping with my anxiety & doing better with it…I can reign myself in when my thoughts start to go wild…my husband & Mom are both very supportive through this…so are my friends. So there is this too…
There you have it…ingredients of Funktastic or at least my Funktastic!
What have I been doing to bounce back?! I concentrate on all that I have to be Thankful for in my life! I try to smile every morning, every day & every night! I tell myself everyday is a new day when it comes to diet & exercise…everyday I try my best & don’t beat myself up over my missteps. I just look at my daughters & husband, I give them an extra 100 hugs & kisses! I talk to my husband, Mom, sister-in-law & friends, I am honest about how I’m feeling, they are there to support me & always know the right thing to say!
I’ve learned that LIFE is better when you surround yourself with good people who you love & that love you back, when you always TRY to smile, when you live a THANKFUL life, when you wake up every day ready to just LIVE your LIFE as best you can! Go out & LIVE the best LIFE you can!