I know you’ve probably read a hundred Christmas & New Year’s recaps coupled with another hundred resolution posts, so I promise I won’t add a lot to that stack.
My goals for 2013 were to lose a certain amount of weight and to take 20 minutes off my half marathon PR. I was definitely on my way to the weight goal before I found out I was pregnant and after the miscarriage I pretty much just gave up. The PR also didn’t happen because the half was just too close to the miscarriage to feel comfortable running that many miles.
I don’t want to make huge resolutions, I never do really, but I especially don’t want to this year. The past week has been especially telling, after all the stressing of a miscarriage and no new pregnancy, I have been going a little crazy to say the least. A huge realization was when my stress ulcer flared up like crazy this weekend. The only other occurrence was last year when were moving out of our condo. On top of that I have been knocked on my ass the past 3 days with a pretty nasty cold. I’ve been to scared of irritating the ulcer to even take cold meds, so this has been super fun.
I must say though, Nick and my MIL have been pretty great throughout this whole thing. My MIL took care of B and Nick took care of me while we still in CT. Then we cancelled our NYE plans and headed back to Boston early, and Nick has been taking care of B while I have pretty much been camped out on the couch since we got home.
This has been a huge wakeup in listening to my body. I have been pushing myself in some aspects and taking breaks in other areas, and just not listing to what my body needs. Not enough sleep or sweat while I was away really didn’t help.
I am grateful for finding some great friends, and making some friendships even stronger, I am blessed to be able to sweat it out at some amazing places where the support systems are amazing. I don’t think that I could ever put it in words how amazing Nick has been throughout these months, I am a very lucky woman.
I need 2014 to be a happier and healthier year for the whole family. And to thank all of you for being so great and sticking by my side during some very tough times in 2013 and for tho past THREE(!) years that I have had this blog, I have a great giveaway coming up next week!
I hope you all had a healthy and happy end of 2013!