Hey, it’s Week 11 of Finish This! If you’re new here, welcome. This link-up is hosted by LISA (COASTLINED), JEN (The Arizona Russums), BECKY (The Java Mama) and I. If you’ve joined us before, thanks for returning and be sure you add your post to the link-up. If you don’t have a blog, don’t fret. Answer the prompts in a comment. Next week’s prompts are provided at the bottom of this post.
1. When I need help with life’s mysteries, I turn to
Husband, as he’s a pretty smart guy and wise counterpart. Even if he doesn’t know the answer, he’ll make me laugh or think in a way I didn’t consider before. For everything, big and small, I rely on my faith to accept life’s mysteries. Faith, itself, is a mystery but I believe. There is an undeniable truth: some things are meant to be mysteries.
2. My next challenge is figuring out
how to lose weight while trusting strangers with my child. I want to renew my gym membership, I really do, but how do I entrust my child’s safety and well-being with a stranger while I’m there? I miss water aerobics and yoga with Jessica, as well as Body Pump and Zumba, even though I can’t dance. The challenge for me, as a new mom, is leaving Kamden in the children’s center. Even though it’s located in the center of the facility,where I can easily see him if I’m on the cardio machines, I can’t see him if I’m taking a class or swimming in the pool. I was able to lose 36 pounds during my pregnancy, with intentional lifestyle changes and commitment to exercise. I know I can resume the good habits, but trusting a stranger with Kamden (albeit an employee of the fitness center, associated with a reputable hospital network) raises my anxiety to a whole other level. Even though I would be in the same facility, literally steps away, it makes me nervous. When did I become THIS mom?! Oh yeah, on December 19.
3. I shake things up
by cheering for Kentucky during basketball season and yelling “Roll Tide!” during football season for Alabama. Yes, Kentucky’s men’s basketball team isn’t very strong this year, but have you seen our football team? Yeah, it’s March and that means NCAA tournament and time to fill out the bracket. This year, I filled out two. I think the championship game, played up the road in Arlington at Jerry’s World (i.e. Cowboys Stadium, i.e. AT&T Stadium), will be Florida against Louisville. But I can’t decide who will ultimately take home the title. I’m a fan of Rick Pitino, and love the Louisville Cardinals when they’re not playing Kentucky, but the seniors at Florida look mighty fine right now. They’ve taken the SEC by storm, undefeated in the conference this year, and I predict they’ll play even stronger and dominate the NCAA tournament. Unless, of course, Louisville dominates and defends their title. That would be AWESOME to win back-to-back championships! As soon as college basketball season ends, I’ll be in mourning until football resumes. Summers are a very difficult time, made miserable by the ridiculous Texas heat.
4. High heels are
not in my wardrobe. I don’t own a single pair. I don’t even have wedges. Or kitten heels. In fact, I don’t have many shoes at all. Let’s see: a pair of TOMS, a pair of athletic (gym) shoes, and Sperry’s. I need new flip flops for summer because the pair I wore last year had a broken strap. In regards to the high heels, I’m plenty tall enough, prefer my feet to remain flat, and I don’t wear the kind of clothes that require fancy shoes. And high heels, I think, are very uncomfortable. Besides, if you could see the damaging effects of high heels on my aunt’s feet, you’d NEVER wear them again. Ewww.
Now it’s your turn. Answer these prompts in a post on your own blog or, if you do not have a blog, simply add your responses in a comment. Join us next Wednesday for another round of Finish This where we’ll answer the prompts below!
Prompts for WEEK #12 (March 26) are:
I know it’s a little weird but
When stopped at a stoplight, I
My guilty pleasure is
My favorite way to unwind