So excited to read all the initial posts for the E2E challenge.
Friday, my oldest daughter, Nicole (she’s 11), woke up early with bad stomache cramps, fever, diarrhea and vomiting. I took her to the ER and they admitted her. (By the way, we have wonderful health care! With the added bonus that my brother-in-law is the hospital administrator, and his wife is a Dr. and she attended Nicole!) So, she had an IV in and meds, and she was feeling so much better in morning. I stayed with her most of Friday and was back at the hospital with her the next morning at 5:30). My parents had the other three kids during that time and I am so grateful for them.
Here’s the downside:
No WiFi, so I couldn’t read blogs, comment or post anything.
The food is prepared with a nutritionist, so I know it’s good, and the serving sizes are reasonable. But I’d much rather be preparing my own meals to begin this challenge.
I had no way of exercising.
Then we hosted a party new years eve, so when Nicole and I got home from the hospital at noon, I was running around getting everything done. Busy, busy!!
New Years Day: Husband out of town for the day L Big Family get together in the afternoon. More food!
I am so glad tomorrow is Monday!
It’s kind of discouraging to not be able to start this challenge running, but I needed to be there for my daughter, and that’s ok. I can’t get into a routine if it’s constantly changing around on me. But I will not throw in the towel, just because I’m off to a less than ideal start. I’m not going to throw in the towel, because I will need it to wipe the sweat off my face tomorrow!!!!
One thing I know I will have to work on in order for this challenge to work optimally is my routine. I think that may actually be one of the secrets to success.
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.
My life is so much easier when I have a pretty set schedule. My family knows what to expect, and I know what to do and don’t feel like I’m just trying, but rather I’m succeeding. I have a hard time being spontaneous. But I’m also not a control-freak or super organized (but I would secretly love to be above average organizedJ)
So tomorrow may not be the official beginning of the e2e challenge, but I will definitely be starting to get into a routine with my meal planning and exercise.
Wish me luck!!