Biggest Loser, move over...
There's a new weight loss show that has stolen my heart.
Okay, it's not new, but I'm just now becoming a regular viewer of Extreme Weight Loss. Wow. I cry every show. The stories are so touching and real. There are no games, strategy or trickery. The host and trainer, Chris Powell is smart, sincere, endearing and... hot. (So is his wife)
Last night, I was once again drawn in with my entire heart. The episode featured a married couple, Rachel and Jason, much like a lot of people I know... struggling with career responsibilities, weight, kids and relationship issues. I could relate, which is why it tugged at my heart strings so badly.
About halfway through their weight loss journey, the husband broke down and said, "I can't keep it all together. It's just too much." I wanted to reach out and hug him. But instead tears rolled from my eyes. It's exactly how I've been feeling lately. Too many balls in the air and not enough hands. I have no idea what happens to the day, but morning turns to night in a flash. And here we are in JULY already! I end each day disappointed with the seemingly short amount of tasks that get completed. While running ragged, I feel like I'm letting people down at every turn. My running has been off lately too - which frustrates me even more. All this has a spiraling effect and there are times when, like Jason, I just don't know how much longer I can keep it all in motion without crashing.
It's just a guess, but I'm thinking there are a lot of people fighting this rat race every single day in our country. How did life get so fast paced? I remember summers - not that long ago - when we spent endless evenings relaxing on our deck. Right now, I can probably count on only one hand the number of family dinners on the deck this year. So yeah, it's time to slow things down around here. While there is a deep itch to be running a race over 4th of July weekend, instead I am sticking to the 'no plans' promise. We're going to chill and try to get caught up on things around the house. (I don't know about you, but I get super stressed when the house is a mess.)
So forgive my absence on the blog. As I go through my day, I think of so many things to write and yet just can't find the time to sit down and type. It's a miracle 'this' happened...
Now it's time to go paint the girls' toenails red, white and blue as promised... Happy 4th of July!