Sunday Musings

Another week flown by!  This week I didn’t get much done in the way of cleaning or selling since I was in South Padre Island for work.  Its ok though, I’ve gone through so much of the house already I think all that’s left is the kitchen and I’m dreading that the most!  I think the kitchen is where people hoard the most stuff because “you never know when you’ll need it!”.

This week was a pretty boring week in terms of things to tell you guys about so how about some real talk.  Its so much harder to stay on the life plan when there is someone else involved (#marriedlife).  Especially when that someone has the biggest FOMO ever 😛  Navigating those waters can be tricky and its no wonder finances are one of the leading reasons for divorce.  People rarely see eye to eye and when there is a relationship involved it muddies the waters even more.  So how do you work towards a goal but also make your partner happy.

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SPOILER ALERT—there is no one size fits all answer for this one.  Even for our little family that answer changes on a weekly if not daily basis.  Sometimes the answer is having a frank conversation about where we stand and what we need to do to meet our goals.  Sometimes its hurt feeling because one person did something they probably shouldn’t have done.  Mostly though, its compromise.  Relationships in general are all about compromise and meeting eye to eye on finances are no different.  Its definitely not easy.  Especially when both parties are so convinced that their way is the best way.  Once you figure out how to communicate with the other person though, things will be easier.  Not easy…easier, trust me there is a difference 😉

Don’t worry this isn’t going to turn into some relationship blog because God knows I am no expert.  Its just that this week was a lot of communicating and revisiting goals, but that’s real life.  It would totally fake of me to say our life is all puppy dogs and rainbows, because no life is.  Keeping it real with y’all that sometimes the relationship puts aside other goals I might have had this week.  When your single, you can be totally focused on one thing but when you share your life with someone, that’s probably not the best idea.

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This week I find myself EXHAUSTED.  Like, to the bone, walking in a trance, exhausted.  I also haven’t worked out in a month now and I think that might have something to do with it.  Add to the life plan that I’m going to get back to running and building up my core strength.  My goal is to get back in the swing of things in April by running Tuesday/Thursday/maybe Saturday and adding some core workouts Monday/Wednesday.  At work everyone wants to get back in to yoga so we have that tentatively for Fridays.  If we don’t do it at work I need to at least do my foam rolling and stretches each night.  My body is so stiff its ridiculous.  I might get back to doing weekly workout posts but we shall see.  I don’t know if that kept me accountable or not…we shall see!!!

This coming week I’m going to be in Chicago most of the week training but I might have some fun food adventures to share with you!  You never know what kinds of trouble you can get into in the Windy City!!!

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CHIME IN!!!  Are you good at compromise?  What’s your favorite thing to eat in Chicago?  What’s your workout plan look like?

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