As many of you now, Steve and I are trying to buy a house. "Trying" being the key word. Short of offering them our firstborn, I think we have finally satisfied all the requirements and are on the last leg to home ownership. You would think I would be happy. Buying a house is supposed to be fun, right? It's not. In fact, there is not much going on in our lives that is fun right now. I won't bore you with all the details, but on a stress scale of 1 to 10, I am an 11.
I pride myself on being a planner, a goal-setter, a dreamer. Unfortunately, I am also a worrywart. Sometimes, I let the worry eat away at me...to a point where I make myself ill. I know better. I know what stress and worry and anxiety can do to a person. Maybe I should practice what I preach. Oh, how I wish everything would go as I have so strategically thought out and planned.
As I get older, I am learning that everything is not rainbows and unicorns (although it should be). Even so, I still struggle with the unexpected twists and turns. Why can't life just go according to plan? Why are things so stressful? Seriously, some rainbows and unicorns would be nice right now. Of course, I know the answer, but I think my husband said it best. "You want to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans."
So, when my life takes a different path, I will try my best to not worry! The "downs" of my life make me the person I am today and help me to better appreciate all the "ups." Join me. Fight the stress and it's all-consuming strength. Worry no more!
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