In 71 days…. I will embark on my next IVF cycle ! YAY ! I am so excited ! I am ready !! I have my funds together !! It is time to make two little Valeries !!!
I have had a somewhat crazy past month or so. I have been enjoying my mornings by arising, throwing on work out clothes, and going for 3-5 mile run intervals on the beach. I wake every morning to the view of the ocean and I can not tell you how refreshing and inspiring that is for my soul. My mom is getting her entire life here and is finally relaxing a bit. She has been going with me some evenings when I do my pm run. If she goes, then I just walk the entire way. She even accompanied me twice last week to my aqua-zumba class and she went in the sauna and then rode a bike and worked out on weights while I participated in my aquatics class.
I work out in the morning every morning on the beach or in the gym on the elliptical, go to water aerobics twice a week, run on the beach for 2-3 more miles at sunset and will be adding ballroom/ latin dance to my workout as soon as they school calls me back so that I can enroll. I am taking time and tending to ME ! I am spending time with ME… working on MY body… MY health.. enjoying ME ! Why not?
Great news ! My film, which was a finalist in the Reel Recovery Film Festival, has been screening around the country and in Canada. I was invited to come in for an in person appearance for the NYC screening. My cast, crew and supporters came out and we did Q&A after the screening. The film received wild applause after it screened on the big screen at Cinema Village Theater !
My mother came with me to NYC and we darn near FROZE ! At the beach, it is hot and I get up and put on a tshirt or swimsuit. There was a cold snap up North and it was COLD ! I was NOT prepared for that cold weather !
After the screening, we left and headed South to Washington DC to attend church service at my home church, as my pastor was being honored. We went to the 9:30 am service (after only getting 3-4 hours of sleep) and then we went to my sister’s home and her hubby bbq’d for us ! What a treat 🙂
I just got in from my pm run and am relaxing. I decided to try a new recipe I created today. I made cajun braised beef ribs, rosemary potatoes, and cajun baby lima beans.
Anyway, I hope that everyone is doing well ! Until next update…. xoxo