I sit here staring at a blank screen, thinking that I have a MILLION things I could write about, but not quite remembering what I should say about each thing. So in an attempt to get me back on track with blogging, I am going to sit and write for awhile, part catch up, part therapy.
Part of my problem is that I don't have much left in me at the end of each day due to the fact that I am smack dab in the middle of another round of Body Back. I felt I needed the kick to get me back to the fitness level I had before Christmas and before all the sickness wiped me out. So I am back to trying to stick to a healthy diet plan and two workouts a day. It is going well so far I guess, 7 pounds down and feeling much stronger already. But man does it wear me out and leave me constantly judging all my actions - does this fit the BB plan??? If I am asking that question it usually means it doesn't. And I have been asking myself that a lot lately.
As usual Lilah rules my life, as I seem to follow her ups and downs. Today was a rough one, with lots of fits and raised voices and tears on both our parts. She is so darn strong headed, boy are we in trouble. But I have to keep reminding myself to just get through the day because tomorrow will be completely different. And I am SOOOO incredibly proud of her and amazed on a daily basis. Her vocabulary is huge at this point. I would guess at least 50 words, mainly because we read so much everyday that she has most of her books memorized at this point and can "read" them to me. The hard part right now is that she is trying so hard to say so many words, and sometimes I just don't get it and she gets so frustrated. But the latest development, as my heart swells with pride, she is counting! I expected words at 18 months, maybe not so many, but words. But the girl can count with me up to 10 and knows what most of the numbers are when I quiz her on them.
We had Shannon's parents in town two weekends ago. They got Lilah and we got to go out on an overnight for our 6th anniversary. We stayed at the Tapitio Cliffs Hilton and had a wonderful day/evening. I went for a nice run to start out the day because I knew the next day was going to be shot. We left the house around 11 and headed to the 9 hole golf course near us. It had been two years (I was pregnant with Lilah) since I had been golfing and I didn't do too bad. Then we headed up to the resort and lounged by the pool with beers for several hours followed by champagne and strawberries, followed by an amazing dinner at the Point of View restaurant. Only negative was that the wind was blowing too hard and we weren't able to sit out on the patio. It was just what we needed and I am ready to do it again, anybody up for babysitting?
That felt good to get all that off my chest and hopefully that will help me avoid the toffee almonds that were calling my name. Off to do my second workout of the day and looking forward to a better day tomorrow.