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
This is so fabulous. I’m so happy you are able to take this time for YOU. And that your mom is getting her life back at the same time. Perfect!!!
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