Sorry for the long silence; the main reason for that is....drumroll.....I'm pregnant!
Right now I'm 15 weeks going on 16 this Sunday, and let me agree with most mothers when they say that there should a be a 3-month leave for the 1st trimester. SO TRUE! This pregnancy was actually a surprise, and just when was getting fit, drinking my green smoothies, getting into my nutrition program, I got LASIK, and noticed while I was recovering that I was...more tired than usual and craved more meat. My husband wisely suggested I go to the doctor, and yep, he confirmed that I was banged up, had a bun in the oven, PREGGO.
It honestly took me a while to deal with this, that plus my family has a different birth vision than mine. Theirs is the hospital model, whereas I want a home birth and a midwife. Eventually, we have settled into a truce of sorts. They don't want to hear much about it, but my husband's parents are pretty receptive. Also, in doing my research, I realized that there's not really a bunch of nutrition information for moms, and I think this is so crucial!
In the midst of all this, I was sleeping, resting....and not doing much else(!), so I got waaaaaay behind in my studies. There was a test looming, and I was so scared I wouldn't do it: I was ready to call the school and ask to be put at a later class, but classmates told me that meant starting over! Starting over?! That put me in high study-gear, with room for not much else. The test opened up last week, and we also did last-minute plans for our wedding renewal for my husband's side of the world. Talk about busy! I crammed the last two modules as I felt that was the only way to get everything done in time for the test, reassuring my methodical brain that I will go back to them later. So I took the test....and passed! Lesson learned: don't fall behind! Limit Internet time! At my husband's suggestion, I took the rest of the day off, but not really: I did some creative wedding stuff to be productive and creative, which was nice. I was too pooped to clean up, so I did that this morning. Now, I'm refreshed to do more!
So...studies, and wedding plans, and exercise, which has been in the back burner, yikes! Time to get moving again: my body will thank me! Yes, I have a little belly now, but must tone that with exercise! So much to do and think about, but as we are taught in marketing class at IIN, one step at a time.