9/9/16

Back to Life...

Today is the last day of the third week of school for Carla, and I have to say, so far it is going great! I absolutely LOVE her new teacher and I also LOVE the new elementary principal!  For the first time since moving back to Montana from Washington, I really feel like the school has a great grasp on what they can do to create a safe school environment for Carla. They check to make sure that the air quality is good before sending her out to recess, they have made adjustments with regard to P.E. and have actually given her a library job for when P.E. is not appropriate for her, installed a hand sanitizer dispenser by her classroom door, and in general have had great communication with me. I honestly have had less anxiety this year because the school has been so helpful! Unfortunately, she did catch a cold, but it wasn't a very bad cold and she is feeling better already.

As far as other news goes, Bobby is in his second week of his Junior year at the University of Great Falls, and is adjusting well. We starting a work out regimen back in July but have gone into the full, Body for Life workout and eating program as of 2 weeks ago. We are both feeling a lot healthier and are committed to living a much healthier lifestyle. We do weight training 3 days a week and cardio 3 days a week, plus we've been riding our bikes to get the mail every day as well. Both Bobby and I have struggled with our weight for the last 4 and a half to 5 years.  After plastic bronchitis nearly took Carla's life in  2011, followed by waiting for a heart, her brain injury after transplant and then all of the post transplant stresses, we both started comforting ourselves with food and drink. At the end of June, we had an eye opening experience when Bobby went to the dentist and found out his blood pressure was through the roof. We knew immediately it was time to make a change.  So, we've been working hard at it ever since!  I can't wait until we are both at our target weights again, but am taking it one day at a time.  Luckily, with Body for Life you get one "Free Day" a week, so it's nice to be able to feel like you can still have a little "fun" once a week.

Bobby's  1st day of school :)



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