I had a great night sleep last night. Better than I can remember for at least 6 months. Added bonus....when I woke up 5 minutes before the alarm, I had a sweet kitty all curled up in the crook between my stomach and thighs. Lovely way to start the day.
Got 2 kids and 1 husband off to work and school by 7:40am. I had a chiropractor appt at 9:00, so I quickly paid a bill that I screwed up (ugh....I looked at the calendar wrong!!!), loaded up the breakfast dishes in the dishwasher, picked up a few things and hit the shower. I had started laundry as soon as everyone was awake (the washer and dryer are right outside Sassy's room), and had one load in the dryer and another one in the washer before I left for my appointment.
After going to the chiropractor for a month now (3x a week), I am finally starting to have some progress. I am not in constant pain, but still far from pain-free. However, I am at a point where I can start doing some stretches and strengthening. I came home with a set of exercises to do 3 times a day, so I am hoping that in the coming weeks I will start to feel better.
So...where is the brave part?
Here is the brave part:
1) I weighed myself. We moved the scale into Bossy's bathroom a while back, so I never really had the temptation to check it. But if I am going to move forward, I need to know my starting point. As a pleasant surprise, it wasn't as high as I thought. By no means was it good. But I mentally prepared for a higher number. Ok, so we know the starting point now.
2) I am working on a numbers update. I roughly know all the numbers without looking. But when you add them together....sigh.
Also....time to come clean. One credit card is higher than I have admitted to. You will see it tomorrow. So why did I hide it? It was an expense from a very long time ago, and it wasn't a priority. So I just kept throwing a few dollars at it and mentally ignored it. Well, as you will see tomorrow, I moved things around, so it is harder to ignore it now.
3) Our cars are almost paid off!!! YAY!!! But I am toying with using that freed up money for our family's quality of life. Both G-man and I have had a few come to terms with our age and health talks in the past months. Add in our teenagers who don't struggle with weight or health....but we also don't want them to get to that point. So we are debating using that money towards health and fitness....aka, exercise class. G-man would like to get back into karate (he has a 2nd degree black belt and was a state champion back when we were first married), and maybe that would be a good outlet for Bossy. I would like to go back to yoga (chiropractor and I talked about it today, and he said in a few weeks I may be at a point where I can try a modified class). I know Sassy would love to go with me.
I know using that money for something other than debt would not be the popular decision. It is still in the thinking stage. But we will discuss the money in more depth tomorrow.
So....today is a brave day. My delicious smoothie (which I need to get some protein powder for, when I pick up a physioball later today) and I are going to go fold the laundry in the dryer that just beeped, and then finish my money post. I will then do 3 of the 4 exercises (need the ball for #4), and then will see how I am feeling. I work at 3pm, so I still have plenty of time left in my day.
Brave days are good days.