I have never been one to be down all the time. I usually have my moments and then I generally bounce back quickly. Honest to god, the most depressed I ever was was the 2 months when I couldn't run and was stuck in a boot. Wearing men's sweatpants for two months would depress anyone, right?
That said, I took her words to heart and I really started to evaluate everything. It is really important to be happy every day. Life is hard enough on its own and you need those good vibes to pull you through the rough patches.
So I am making changes.....
I started a new diet because I am really bothered by those extra 15 lbs I gained TRYING to get pregnant with Max. Don't get me started on the pregnancy weight too. Shamu called and he wants his tank back! I am on day 4 and I already feel better. Don't get things twisted, I am freaking hungry and I want a donut. But my pants aren't tight so its a good fucking day!
I also attempted a technology free day yesterday with Max. When I am glued to my phone, he doesn't get attention. So then he acts out....to get attention. I recently read a New York Times article about adult screen time and how it effects children and it kind of opened my eyes. I am in no way judging peeps who hand their kid an iPad so you can get a moment of peace. I live by that some days! But it is a little hard to tell him no when I can barely detach from my phone.
Every day can't be amazing, that isn't reality. But you can't allow everything bad thing that happens to derail your life. You have to take joy in the little things, laugh at the meltdowns and take every day with a grain of salt!
That's my story and I am sticking to it!