Hi! Thank you for stopping by today! My name is Bronwyn. I am a follower of Jesus, wife of a Marine, and mother of 2 autistic boys. We have been a homeschooling family for going on 7 years now and loving it! I also love to read, cook, bake, and walk.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Much Needed Break

I am sorry to have been gone from blogging for so long.  Thank you for being patient with me and I am sorry to have caused anyone concern. Everyone here is doing wonderful.   I needed to adjust some things in my life and especially in my daily schedule.  I have always done my school planning and blogging at night after the kids are in bed and I am waiting for Christian to go to sleep.  However I often end up spending a lot of time on the computer jumping from blog to blog and looking up this and that and I really end up being a lot less productive then I would like.  I also tend to stay up way too late and journey into the kitchen to snack way too much.  It is frustrating for me because there is so much I want to pack into a day and I never seem to have enough time.  Of course the first thing that gets neglected is taking care of myself.  I needed desperately to change some of my habits.  I decided first of all to go to bed at night rather than staying up at the computer.  I can't go to sleep because it still takes Christian forever to fall asleep and I must listen for him but I can lay in bed and read my bible on the Kindle.  This also takes away the frustration of trying to find a quiet part of the day where I can read and pray.  The truth is that there are just never those perfect quiet moments around here.  It is so helpful too that I am removed in proximity from the kitchen.  I have stopped eating for the sake of eating or in all honesty sometimes the comfort of it when I am stressed.  I have started also to take sometime for myself each night after dinner to walk on the treadmill.  This has been amazing for me.  It really helps me unwind and I feel so much more energetic during the day.  I am up to 45 minutes a day now which is about 2.75 miles at the pace I am at.  I have lost about 23 pounds in the last month too which it was not really my objective to lose weight but it is a nice side benefit.  :)  I feel like these are some positive changes and they are things I want to keep up with.  I do want to continue blogging also.  I just need to make sure I take care of myself so I can be the wife, mom, and teacher God made me to be.  So please be patient with me while I try to figure out where to fit in time to blog. 

5 comments:

Mrs. C said...

***23 pounds***?

Wow. Congrats, Bronwyn! I had been wondering what you were up to but thought perhaps you went on vacation but didn't want to leave up a post that said, "HI! We're on vacation! The house is unlocked!"

:)

God bless ya! I am trying to find that balance as well.

Bronwyn said...

Thank you Mrs. C! Balance is not easy for me but it sure feels good when I can find some. God bless you too!

Anonymous said...

I am very proud of you setting your priorities, etc. Major Kudos to you!!! Love, Mom

Lizzie said...

Hi Bronwyn,
Good for you doing what YOU need to do so that you can be who they need you to be. It is so hard sometimes isn't it? I think Mom's always put their own needs on the back burner. I just started working out again after a long hiatus and I am really hoping to loose some weight. Good luck and God bless.

Recovering Noah said...

I completely, completely understand! We really do have to learn to take care of ourselves, don't we? If I ever do get around to blogging again (lol) I think I'll post about the things I'm doing to take care of myself. I threw my back out a few months ago while lifting Noah and that really got me thinking about how strong I need to be.. emotionally & physically to care for him and that has changed my mindset a lot. Just trying to eat better, exercise more, and carve out a little time for the things I enjoy... like reading books, which is what I've been doing at night instead of blogging.

Anyway, just wanted to say "hi!" and congrats on the 23 lbs. That is AWESOME!!

Leslie :-)

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