I'm so, so sorry. I swear, I never had allergies until we came to Tennessee. Now, all of a sudden, I have allergies.
And my head is fuzzy.
And my baby has a snotty nose.
And Elizabeth has decided that she's wanted to be Princess Pee-the-bed the past few nights...in a row.
Oh, and we're house hunting.
I know...the ultimate test of staying within your means and not banging your head against the wall. I have become slightly addicted to all things Real Tracs / Zillow / Realtor.com. I could probably list every house within a 40 mile radius of where my husband works and literally squeal with delight when I get emails that new homes have been added within my search.
I know...my name is Annie and I really have issues.
So...this has lead me a little less than inspired to write. Or cook. Or clean my house.
I've started back on the Body for Life workout, which we both highly recommend, and I felt a big difference after being in a structured program for a week. Sometimes, you just need someone else to tell you what to do, you know?
Today, I was supposed to start week two and I was honestly dreading it. Looking at the pile of laundry and my messy house and feeling our impending end-of-lease date around the corner, I was tempted to skip it. "Really, I'll just get to it tomorrow," I told myself.
And myself almost won.
Thankfully, I was saved by a two-year-old banshee who decided that the perfect game of the morning was catapulting herself off Mommy and Daddy's bed into a sprint around the house and screaming kind of thing.
We had shoes and jackets on in five minutes.
Dropping the girls off at the nursery, I zoned out and went right into my workout. I probably could have used the steam room today, but I knew it would just be putting off the inevitable leg punishment I was in for.
30 minutes went by and after a good set of squats and lunges, I felt myself relax. A few calf raises later and I was in a pretty good sweat and felt like I was literally sweating away my stress. My mind was different and my body was no longer achy and whiny and feeling sorry for itself.
Suddenly, I found myself at the opposite end of the spectrum into thankfulness. I was thankful that we are in the position to buy a house and thankful that the only illness I have to complain about is a sinus headache. I was thankful that my children are active and happy and healthy and loud and boisterous. I was thankful for the ability to move and work and be joyful. And I was even thankful for my messy house because at least I knew I wouldn't be bored this afternoon.
I think we all deal with stress in different ways and sometimes you need a cookie and sometimes you need a cup of coffee and a workout. Me? I had my cookies yesterday (ha) so today, I worked out. And now, I'm oh-so-thankful.
Have a great day!