I wanted to write a post right after I got back from the most amazing and fun vacation with my family, but coming back to reality and getting back into routine was harder. lol Like with most vacations you never want to come home. We flew into San Diego and stayed in a place called Escondido that is just outside of the city. Gorgeous villa we had and plenty of room in it for the four of us. We did lots of the touristy stuff like Disneyland, USS Midway and of course Sea World. When we went to Sea World I was able to get my son and I into the Dolphin Interaction Experience and we lucked out with it only being us two in the group. We got to swim, train, feed, hug, kiss and play with the amazing Dolphins. It was such an awesome experience to be in the water with them, see their unique personalities and learn as much as we could. I didn't want the time to ever end! They got a ton of great pictures of us and what was even better was experiencing it with my son. A memory we both with cherish forever.
Another one of the great things we did and kinda crazy thing was that we drove up to San Jose for a night to watch the Sharks play the Red Wings. You see my son is a massive Sharks fan since he was really little. Well I ended up getting tickets to the game before Christmas and got us Row 9 from the ice right next to the shark head that comes down where the players skate thru. He got to see his favorite players and I bought him a sharks hat too. The four of us had a great time despite the Red Wings winning but that made my Brother Ric happy! lol Oh I almost forgot I also got my sons picture up on the big screen too before the game started!! I know I am an awesome Mom!! lol My son and I were so grateful to have had the trip with my parents and being able to spend the time with them but also I got to show my son all the cool memories I had when I was there last at his age.
So like I said getting back into routine was a challenge but I never derailed and I jumped on board. Got up at 5:30 every morning to work out and kept up will meal prepping too for the day. Had a wicked workout with my trainer one night that was awesome despite feeling weak but like I say I am still moving and it's better then doing nothing! Even on holidays I did what I could when I can. I only gained about 3 lbs from the trip but my trainer said that could have been just from water retention and my eating changing a bit. I enjoyed myself but I also made healthy choices when I could. No mac and cheese hot dog for me like my son had. lol
I love my life now and I always look back on where I started and reflect on the massive changes I have been thru, how strong I really am and how determined I can and will be. I've been enjoying the new/old me now and I love the person I've become. I am emotional, stubborn, determined, loving, caring, strong person. I show my sassy side a lot more now, I am more honest and open now in all aspects of my life. If people can't handle me then they don't need to be in my life. I am who I am and I am not going to change for anyone. Take me as I am or move on. I don't want to change anyone and I don't want any to change me. I love meeting new people, they always seem to add a new positive element to my life in some way. I just want to keep moving on, trying new things and doing a variety of things as I go along this journey! I am at total peace with myself still and it's been an amazing journey thus far.... can't wait to see what new things happen in my life as the days move on.... oh and racing season starts soon too... it's late for me as I would have had a race by now! lol
"Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationships, not with your job, not with your money, But with YOU!" - Mandy Hale
My goal for this week is getting to bed at the same time every night so I can get consistent and try to get sleep back into my routine. I was before holidays off and on but I need to really get control of it and get more rest so my workouts and daily living gets better for me. Wish me luck!! I need all the help I can get!
" When you forgive, you in no way change the past, but you sure do change the future." - Bernard Meltzer
On that note I think it's time I finish this post up as it's been a longer one this time. So much to say and many great things haven happened I wanted to share it all with you! Hope you enjoy some of the pictures I posted! :)
Until next time...
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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