The Wagon

Yes, I fell off.  In many ways.  Even with all my positive energy and writing and walking my talk…the last couple of weeks pitched me off my wagon.  My truth is I haven’t exercised in over 2 weeks, not even a  long stroller walk.  My diet has consisted of gluten-free candy and coffee.  I haven’t slept well.  My back is killing me.  I’m overwhelmed and depressed that my husband may not be able to come home for his paid time off.  Actual “pay” for the time off is tricky, and trickier is the small print in his contract about travel reimbursement.  If he comes home, it will set us back,  and the whole reason he is there, is to help move us forward.  To top it off, with the time change, I now have to get moving an hour earlier than before if we want to talk to him in the morning.  Insert swear word now.

I woke up early this morning, and the wagon is outside my window.  There are two strong horses ready to run, and if they could talk, they’d say “Hey, let’s go!  We got stuff to do!”  Time to mix up some more Shakeology, fill my body with wholesome nutrients, get to the gym for 10am Zumba, and make my magic list and start checking things off.  I’m overwhelmed because, as usual, I forget the secret is to take it one task at a time.  I will send the universe my energy hoping that something comes back to me in the way of getting my husband home for a visit.

I’m not doing myself any favors on the couch.  My wagon awaits…and I’m getting back on it.  Would you like to come with me?



  1. Heather Nowak said,

    November 10, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I am already sitting in the wagon waiting for you! Let’s go.

  2. Nicole said,

    November 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I UNDERSTAND!!! Remaining consistent, diligent and focused does in deed require get back on that horse one more time oftener after falling off. For the lesson of sabotage and thwarting brings us to more success! If we had airline miles left I would give them to you in a hot minute. . . Perhaps a friend would like to donate some in swap for baby sitting time? Perhaps you can be the field trip stroller mama in charge of weekly walks or daily walks with friends. Pick the location, the time and charge a $10 fee to make some money for your time and talk about matters of the heart. I am with you on this journey Heather and I do love you so much.

  3. Zaneta said,

    November 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I on it too, Cousin!! Cheering you on. And I will continue to pray that your honey is blessed to come home to you and the kids. Keep up the good work. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get going!! You’ve got this!!

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