So this post really has nothing to do with fitness or nutrition but I needed to get a few things off my chest.  I’m going to be totally honest here, I’m ready for summer to be over.  There I said it.  I am ready to be done with summer.  Yes, it’s short but I’m tired of having no routine and bored kids.  I tried to plan activities and we did a lot of fun stuff this summer but the last two weeks are dragging on and I still have 6 days left of summer holidays.  I thrive on routine and so do my kids.  I like having a schedule and following it, I schedule in my workouts, time for work, time for play, kids activities, etc.  Two months of no routine does not do this mama any good.

This morning my 11 year old daughter and I had a very frustrating conversation about what to do today and why the tank top she was wearing just didn’t fit right.  It ended with her in tears, me feeling frustrated and guilty.

When you’re an entrepreneur it’s hard to separate family time from work time, sometimes I feel so passionate about what I’m working on that it’s hard to stop and take time to just be with my kids.  Sometimes I forget that they still need me even though they are 7 & 11 now and a lot more independent than they were when they were little.  Then I feel guilty because they are growing up so fast and I want to spend time with them before they decide it’s not cool to spend time with me.  Add on the stress of prepping for not one but two Spartan races this weekend (something I’ve never done before) and I’m a bit on edge and emotional.  I’m drinking so much water I pee every 5 minutes and I just opened up the weather app to see rain in the forecast for this weekend (which means slippery obstacles and very cold water to swim across).

So I decided that for today I will just breathe and not stress about how much my kids get outside or how much electronic time they have.  I will take them to Menchies after lunch for a treat and we will spend time together just enjoying the beautiful day.  I won’t stress about the fact that we never made it to BC or the mountains or to Calaway Park or to the Farmer’s Market this summer.  Instead I will think about all the fun we had in the Yukon, camping with my parents, at the Canada Day Parade, at Mud Hero and Quinn’s Legacy Run, riding bikes (the one time we did lol), hikes at Big Hill Springs Park, horse and gymnastics camp, Bootcamp and all the other fun stuff we did this summer.

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One of the fun times we had this summer

One of our hikes in the yukon

One of our hikes in the yukon

Next year I will plan a holiday or at least some extra activities for the last two weeks of summer holidays and stop stressing about what we didn’t do and instead focus on all the fun things we did do.

As for tomorrow I’ll prepare for my race weekend, maybe take the kids to the pool and get ready for next week when school and activities start up again and we can get back into a routine.  Big things are happening in September and it’s going to be an amazing month!

What are you looking forward to in September?

Jaclyn