Knowing me, and my life, I probably won't get back here tomorrow. And I have a moment to post right now, so I thought I would.
2011. It was an interesting year. I lost a lot of weight in 2011, but I'll be honest, I've put a little back on.
Which goes to the second thing of 2011. Instead of illness this year, this was the year of injuries. I was doing fantastic with exercise until May of 2011. Great. I was running and I was doing my Body Combat classes and my Body Pump classes. Loved it. And then I got tendinitis in my foot. And despite trying to cut back and using anti-inflamatories, it still hurt. All the time. So I decided to take a little break from exercise. Just for June. And maybe July. It would have been fine. Except that I burned myself at the end of July. Then I couldn't exercise for another two months. Now, it would be September. And I did go a few times in September. But then, I had outpatient surgery in October. I'd really start again in November. Except then, I got crazy busy. So here it is the end of 2011, and I really haven't regularly since early May. Ugh. But I have a plan. And I will get back to it. I was so consistent in 2010 and half of 2011. I know that I can get back to my exercise plan. And it is so much easier for me to follow a healthy food plan when I'm exercising.
The kids went back to public school this year. That has been different. I don't know if I'll homeschool again. I miss it a lot, but I always said that I wanted to do what is right for my kids. But I'm hoping that it isn't totally the end. I mean, Super is only in first grade, so if it is the right thing for him, maybe we will homeschool at some point. Speaking of the kids, maybe I should update a little about them.
Flower? She is 12. And in 6th grade. And a great kid, really. But I definitely see glimpses of teenager-hood coming through. And she bought herself an iPod Touch this Christmas. And the texting has begun. But she still likes to hang out with her family. And she still loves to read. And she still loves to sing.
Jelly Bean. Hmm. It has been a busy year for her. She is in 4th grade and has homework for the first time in her life. She started competitive swimming in September and she practices 4 times a week. She is moving up to the next level next month and then her practices will move from an hour to two hours. I worry a little about burn out, but she LOVES it and says that swimming is the only thing that makes her happy, so for right now, we are going ahead. She turned 10 this month. I can't believe she is already a whole decade!
Super. Maybe I should rename him Super Wild. No, he isn't that bad. Most of the time anyway. He loves Super Heroes now. A lot. So his blog name is more fitting than it used to be. He is forever jumping off things too. And he loves to create things out of scraps. He calls them "his inventions." He used to make "inventions" by connecting his toys together in various ways. Quite the creative little guy.
I don't have resolutions exactly for 2012. But I do have a checklist/to do list/plans for 2012. Is that the same as resolutions? I don't know. A lot of it has to do with SLITC and turning it into a business. And then most of the rest has to do with incorporating simple living even more into my life. But a big item on my to do list is to learn to enjoy myself more. Relax sometimes. Laugh more. Try not to be so serious all the time. Make more time for friends. Make more friends. And maybe sleep more too. :)
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