As we speak, Rocket, Principessa, and I are on our way home from a blissful week in Mexico, where I lived it up each and every day. There was sun (and sun burns), there was food (lots!!), there were drinks, but best of all there was family time (and kids club time) and even a healthy daily dose of fitness.
As I attempt to mentally prepare for my re-entry I think about how I worked on reclaiming me this week. There was the obvious spa time and beach time with my kindle reading 29 by Adena Halpern and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
But also….there was one of my new favorite outfits that is all about my reclaiming efforts:
And…if the outfit was not enough, there was my daily fitness regimen. I traded in my running shoes this week for something that brought me back to my childhood. As a child and teenager I spent my summers doing two things: playing tennis and swimming on the swim team. But apart from a brief time when I was pregnant with Principessa, swimming has become something something that seemed scary , seemed daunting, seemed to be reserved for the Uber fit. This week though, I reclaimed my inner mermaid and swam….first six lengths, and then adding a little day by day, worked myself up to 700 meters. They may not have been fast laps, nor were they continual (there was some seriously heavy breathing after some of the laps), but it felt good to notice the progress each day.
And so tomorrow it all ends. The sun, the sand, the days of carefree play. But I will come home refreshed…and knowing that I rocked my dress and sandals, and that laps are not something to be afraid of any more. Who knows, there may even still be hope for me to finish my May 22nd sprint triathlon.
What did you do this week to reclaim yourself?