Recently my friend Jess wrote a blog post titled “In 5 years…” and filled in the blank with all of her plans. I thought it was really interesting to think ahead in this way. When we were in high school or even college we would say, “In 5 years I’ll be…” and fill it in with things like married, in a career, have kids, etc. Well now I have/had all those things but haven’t played the 5 years game in a long time. I loved Jess’ responses. She is so certain of her future. And while I read along it made me a little scared. Honestly, I have no idea where we will be in 5 years. This is the first time since college that I have really felt this way. I know some things like:
- I’ll still be married to Alex (and madly in love!)
- We will have two daughters ages 7 and 5.
- I’ll be 36 and Alex will be 39 (whoa!)
- I will still be attending church regularly and praising God for his many blessings and worshiping Christ for his sacrifice.
But that is about where the certainties end. Here’s what I don’t know…
- Will I be working again?
- What will Alex’s career be?
- Where will we live?
- Will we sell our house?
- Will we have more children?
- Will we pay off all our debt?
- Will I homeschool the girls?
It’s a little odd to have so many balls in the air right now. I feel like we are just floating through this life transition. I’m so interested in what the next 5 years will bring. What an adventure we are on!
In other news…I made it back to the gym today after a two week hiatus. It was short but productive. Thirty minutes of Insanity was enough to make my head spin and my heart pulse.
While I was at the gym today I stepped on the scale for my weekly weigh in. I was pretty happy that I managed to lose two more pounds. My weight is now 143. Now whether I lost the weight while on vacation (yeah right!) or that’s just my body’s way of reacting to two and a half days of Whole 30 is unknown. But I think it is a great starting off point.
In addition, part of the Whole 30 plan is to not weigh yourself for the duration of the experiment. I am quite fond of my weekly weigh-ins so I’m not sure if I will stop completely. I may continue to weigh-in every Monday or just wait for the end of thirty days.
Meals were on target today.
Breakfast: (7am) two eggs fried with ghee, sauteed chard and tomatoes, leftover fingerling potatoes
Lunch: (2:30pm) Salad of Trader Joe’s Cruciferous Mix, tuna salad (mixed with avocado), tomatoes, and dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I also had an earlier snack of baby carrots
Snack: (3:15pm) half an apple and almond butter
Dinner: (5:30pm) zoodles with avocado sauce (avocado, lemon juice, basil) and rotisserie chicken
I’m hoping to find the energy to make banana soft serve tonight, however I think I may just eat a banana instead.
Tell me, what are your plans for the next 5 years? Maybe I’ll be at my goal weight by then!!