Chill the F Out!

I can’t take off my wedding ring…

I don’t really want to take it off but the fact that it won’t come off bothers me. I just got done going on my first run in forever and now my fingers are fat. Scout was super happy about being reunited in our favorite fair weather past time but it didn’t take long for us to be slapped in the face with the cold hard truth… we are in horrible shape.


Scout’s tongue wouldn’t go back into his head and my fingers blew up like The Nutty Professor. After our three mile jaunt we hobbled home…

I’m still going to the chiropractor for my twisted pelvis/hip. I’ve been going two or three times a week for the past 5 weeks and even though I’m feeling progress I’m getting really irritated with this whole situation. They keep calling it an “injury” and I keep asking myself how one gets “injured” while sitting at a desk for four months.

There are two doctors who work in the office that I go to. One of them told me not to run and the other one told me that if I ran they would work with it. Therefore, I chose to run.

I’m so tired of sitting on my keister!

I’m still adjusting to not being a student teacher. My life was pure chaos for weeks on end and then suddenly it stopped. My brain is running a million miles a minute and I’m still running around panicked like I have a million things to do. I haven’t quite adjusted to my new routine yet.

Since Brent and Bridget ruled the roost for the past few months my house is a complete organizational disaster. I can’t even cook anything without having to stop what I’m doing to try to figure out where they put everything. (This isn’t much of a problem because I still haven’t cooked much.) My kitchen and I need to have a get together so that I can start making healthy food again. The only problem with that is that I will have to clean out my fridge.

Do you know what lies in wait for me there?! It’s going to be scary.

A week has almost gone by and I still haven’t quite embraced the healthy lifestyle that was waiting for me to finish grad school. I’ve been celebrating every evening with approximately three glasses of wine and a few 10 squares of dark chocolate. My in-laws came to town to visit us on Wednesday and we’ve been celebrating with them as well.

Brent and I were going to go on a little staycation in downtown Denver while his parents were in town to take care of the girls for us. We were going to partake in some much needed R&R at a fancy hotel but unfortunately Brent’s mom fell outside of her work and broke her wrist and smashed up her face. It was horrible so we canceled our plans immediately. We were just grateful that her injuries weren’t any worse and that they were still able to come out and see us.

My consolation prize is a date with Brent tonight where I will proceed to drink more wine and let my fingers get even more chubbier. After this evening I’m going to go on a little cleanse.  I need to cut back on my coffee intake and my alcohol intake. I pretty much subsisted on it the past month trying to get everything done. Now I have a serious caffeine habit to contend with, not to mention the sugar habit that comes with drinking sugary lattes for nourishment. My family is in bad shape too. We are all in need of a health makeover. So that’s exactly what we are going to do.

We need to get back into those good habits I had worked so hard to develop before student teaching began…


1. Drink lots of water

2. Drink less alcohol and coffee

3. Eat more fruits and veggies

4. Eliminate simple sugars and carbs

5. Exercise regularly

6. Sleep more

7. Cook more homemade yumminess

8. Focus on the little moments that bring us together as a family

9. Play outside

10. Chill the F out!

There you have it… habits for a happier, healthier life.

It’s not freaking rocket science, but in order to feel happy and balanced you have to create some standards for how you want to live. During my student teaching I was pretty much living day-to-day, simply surviving deadlines. That’s fine on a short-term basis in order to achieve a goal but that is no way to actually live.

I’ve really been looking forward to spending quality time with my family, tending my garden, reading really good books and lying  in the grass under a blossoming tree.


Seriously though…I’m in the mood for getting lost in a good story. I want to read the kind of book that sucks you in and makes you feel like you just went on vacation. I’m totally open for suggestions…

Until then, I must get ready for my much needed date night!

***What are the habits you focus on the most when you are feeling as if you are in need of a healthy makeover?***

3 thoughts on “Chill the F Out!

  1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, very excellent. Or the Outlander Series, if you haven’t read it yet. So. Good.

  2. I just stumbled upon your blo today and I am really enjoying it!

    When I need to get back at it, I try to focus on the things that come easy. Drinking lots of water. Doing something active, ANYTHING. I do weight watchers and sometimes when I get back to it, I just focus on eating good for me foods before I get back into counting points.

    Good luck!

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