I am back! Last Thursday was mine and Bryan’s 9th anniversary and to celebrate we headed to Destin for 6 days of relaxation! It was much needed after this last year. It was about this time last year when his work really picked up and got really busy. With him being the only one in his office at the time he was having to do everything. He rarely had a day off and would leave at 7 in the morning and most nights not get home till 10pm or after. He kept trying to reassure me it would slow down but it never did. It’s a good thing he had all the work because that means his job is secure and in this economy job security is hard to come by. However I was basically a single mom to 3 kids. I didn’t complain too much in the beginning because I really thought it wouldn’t last forever and things would go back to normal. I also gained most of my weight during this time. But by the end of January of this year I broke down. All the feelings I had been holding in for months all came out at once. And I cried…a lot. Not only did I feel like a married single mom, but I also really missed my husband. When he would be home, he would be so tired he could barely help with the kids or even hold a conversation with me. It was wearing on Bryan too. He wasn’t getting much sleep and sometimes went a couple days with little to no sleep. That is dangerous when he drives a lot to get to the oil rigs. I was so relieved when they finally hired someone in May. And it has been wonderful! He gets off at a normal time now and is off every other weekend! We are both much happier and less stressed now that he is home more. So you can see why a vacation alone was much needed. It was great to reconnect with each other.
Anyway. I was so worried when I got home that I had gained weight while we were gone, but I managed to maintain my exact weight from the week before! I ate horribly too. I decided I was going to relax and really enjoy myself while on vacation. I never overate though so maybe that helped. However I felt yuck not eating right. I never got sick or anything, but I could tell my body was not appreciating what was being put in it. It was more of a “I just don’t feel right” feeling. Eating healthy definitely is worth it. So this week I’m back to eating healthy and working out again. I have 16 lbs to go and I really hope it comes off before the holidays. 🙂
That’s all for now! Here are some pics from the trip…enjoy!
|View from our balcony|
|Our last night in Destin|
|View from our balcony|