So I’m back from my first week-long vacation since my honeymoon in 2007, stuffed with Maryland crabs, jonesing for margaritas (rocks. salt.), and covered with the most glorious tan that I’ve had since I was in my 20’s (which was yesterday, obviously). Now that you know my priorities, we can be friends.
Mary and I met in the spring of 2009, shortly after our first daughters were born. We very, very quickly became fast friends. Our bonding was (in no particular order):
- based on our strong feelings of love for our children,
- strengthened by our even stronger feelings of bewilderment and confusion at our children,
- enhanced by a deep appreciation for long walks anywhere just to get out of the house; and
- sealed by a pact to call each other if the need for a large glass of wine (or G&T) occurred before 4pm (so basically, every day).
I’m also a 30-something mother of 2 girls under 5 (Big C, Little C). I’m married to the Coach: a teacher who coaches various high school sports and is often working nights and weekends. After my maternity leave with Little C, in early 2011 I went back to work full-time, where I’m a Project Manager for an Environmental Consulting firm. I’m a nerd.
After 2 pregnancies, 2 nursing babies, 1 full-time job, a busy husband, a crazy messy house, and a more than mild love affair with fast food and ice cream – the look and feel of my body and my overall lack of self-preservation started to make me crazy. So I bought a Groupon for 20 boot camp fitness classes. I signed up in the spring of 2012, committed to 2 mornings a week, and started to “workout.” Long story short, I hated the boot camp and didn’t really see any results, other than figuring out that as long as I committed to getting out of the house a few times a week, I could do this on my own. So with the help of the internet (we’ll get there), and the benefit of a free gym and locker room in my office building, I started this journey. It’s really lame to type the word journey.
My self-indulgent ramblings will include my relationship (love & hate) with fitness, apps I use, things I buy and love, things I buy and hate, things I like to eat (hint: everything), my kids, my family, random deep thoughts, and more not-so-deep thoughts. Stick around!