Here I am … again … starting over. It’s day 4 of Insanity and my body is angry with me for taking an unavoidable break. A lot has happened in this month of “inactivity” and I am so happy to be back at it. Sort of. Seriously, Insanity sucks. In a good way… it’s definitely a challenge. More of a challenge than it should be right now, I mean I should be almost done, but instead I’m back at day 4.
Well… one month ago my husband calls me from work and tells me that as of Thursday, his division is shut down and he no longer had a job.
To be honest my first feeling was that of relief. I was so grateful for him to have a job, but the long unpredictable hours were very difficult for our family and I was relieved that this period of our lives was now coming to a close.
I had many other feelings… scared, nervous, happy, excited, sad, uncertain, but I also always knew and had peace in knowing that we would be okay.
That was March 28th. A Monday.
Life got very busy, very quickly.
Our fitness goals got pushed to the back burner… we had some big decisions to make and packing to do.
First we decided that instead of trying to find a job in Texas, we would take this opportunity to move by family and then find a job. We had been trying to figure out a way to make the move to be close to family, but hadn’t yet found a way to do it. This seemed like the perfect kick in the pants.
We decided on Washington (hubby’s fam), reserved a moving truck for less than 2 weeks out, and started packing. That was still Monday. Tuesday, my sister and brother were in town and we were meeting up for biking the trails in San Antonio and other fun shenanigans with 4 toddlers in tow. By Wednesday we were moving to Virginia. Virginia is where one of my sisters lives and is only 4 hours from the other… way better then 26+ hours from anyone.
Anyway… the point being, in all this craziness of packing, moving, and getting settled for the past month, I didn’t do so much as a burpee.
I intended to, it just didn’t happen. So yesterday I (and my sister AND hunky hubs) started Insanity from the beginning.
We had just finished month 1 (on my birthday (Saturday), celebrated Easter (Sunday), lost job (Monday)) and I was finally feeling like I was improving and getting into a good groove. Now it’s back to square one,
but I’m doing it.
And the moral of the story is…
Sometimes things happen and you have to take a break, the important thing is not to quit!
We are now settled into my sister’s home (block from the beach!) and she is happy to have us, hubs started his new job Monday (with a regular, consistent schedule), and our kiddos (who are only months apart) are loving playing and being crazy together. Life is good and we are happy… figuring things out… again.