A heart to heart | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I haven’t participated in True Confessions in the past two months because the confessions are too many and I am embarrassed.

I haven’t participated whole-heartedly in this challenge because my heart just hasn’t been *in it*.

I haven’t watched what I ate I watched it while I ate it, lol.

I am still training for my next half marathon (April 16th!) but my big plans for an awesome training season have fallen by the wayside I am doing the bare minimum and have contemplated pulling from the race on several different occasions.

Since mid-February, my life has been CRAAAA-ZEEEEE.  Seriously.  More has happened in the last 6 weeks than the last 5 years combined. 

  • Put our house on the market, sold it in 2.5 weeks with a mere 30 days to get our shit packed and moved
  • Dealt with the buyers from HELL.  These buyers were so BAD and freakin’ nit-picky that THEIR realtor seriously considered giving them the boot. 
  • Determine where we were going to live while building our dream house
  • Husband’s very healthy grandmother had a stroke and one week later, passed away
  • Our very large Mexican family descended upon us for one week for the funeral
  • Kids had Spring Break, more visitors
  • All three kids had different versions of the stomach virus
  • Celebrated my middle child’s fifth birthday
  • Juggled husband’s ever-changing career life
  • Attended sister’s wedding in Arizona
  • Continued on with daily schedule of life with three kids
  • Shoved in training runs (and that’s about it) wherever I could
  • Slept on average 4-5 hours a night for the last three weeks

Something had to give during this time and that something was ME.  The past 6 weeks have been the MOST stressful of my entire life and I hope to never, ever…E-V-E-R repeat it again.  EVER.

However, a lot of things that were unsettled during the month of March have now settled and we are creating a new routine.  I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel and I am even beginning to think of myself again.  Amazingly, I have only gained a few pounds this is really amazing considering the nighttime snacking routine I had going on- I think we call this emotional eating?!  Now that life is quieting down, I am ready to buckle down and get back to work at improving myself, any which way I can.

I am sure some of you have experienced stressful times yourself and maybe you even let yourself be the first thing to go.

I want to tell you, if you have fallen by the wayside, for whatever reason, when life eases up a bit, jump back on the bandwagon.  I may have mentally left The Sisterhood (temporarily) but my sisters never left me.  Get back to doing what you know you should be doing- eating right, exercising right, living right.

I know that’s what I am going to do.  I’m worth….and so are you.

Won’t you please join me?

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