Deadbeat blogger. That’s me. I heard that phrase while listening to an interview on Platform University. I haven’t blogged in months. I have no lack of excuses. In fact excuses are all I have. Yet I know that the deadbeat blogger in me is a reflection (or reaction more accurately) to a phase of life I find myself in (wait, I think that’s another excuse). I am in transition. I have four kids out of the house, one about to graduate, and four more at home. I am in the middle of it all.
As a homeschool mom, I have been at it for twenty years. I’m still committed but I’m tired. I need a second wind. As a fitness enthusiast, I find myself strangely in transition as well. In the past I have run marathons, I have maintained a daily workout regimen, I have tried and enjoyed various types of exercise (running, cycling, P90x, barre, rowing). Now I find myself in a more solitary place when it comes to fitness. I’m still doing lots of different things, but due to schedules and friend’s injuries or my own, I often workout alone. I don’t mind. It’s not a bad thing. But I have to rely on my own motivation… which let’s just say is not as healthy as it used to be. One day of no exercise can easily lead to another and before I know it I’m hardly working out at all. Okay, it’s really not that bad. But there is no doubt I need a good kick in the pants. [Read more…]