Lucas tried to go to school Tuesday, but despite urging him to take it easy he went full throttle at recess and then paid for it. So, I had to pick him up before lunch because he was not well. Ronin has thrown up twice since getting sick and is utterly weak. Lucas is finally better and is at school right now. Ronin tried a few hours of school, but was promptly set to the office because he kept falling asleep in class and coughing. His teacher realized he was not ready to be back yet.
When a wrench is thrown in my plans, I have to be honest, I usually turn to food. Food for comfort, food for distraction or food for sustenance. I don't usually make good choices. It will consist of fast food or whatever is easiest to warm up in the microwave. When I am running around getting the things my children need, cleaning up vomit messes, changing and washing linens and trying to keep them hydrated - the last thing on my mind is eating healthy.
But, I'm trying this time. I really am. I've continued to be mindful of my meals - cooking despite the above happening as well. I am making food from scratch and sitting down to eat. I've also continued to exercise by doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and lifting weights at home. And because my husband's work schedule is more flexible, I've been able to sneak away to the gym to get a workout in. I love him! I don't want to be completely derailed from my goals. When the boys are well, I want to keep on rather than starting over. To tell you the truth, the healthy eating and the exercise has made it easier for me to take care of my kids. I'm not as irritable and I'm not as exhausted. There is something to that saying, "Take care of yourself and you can take care of others".