I go into mama bear mode.
Protect. Fix. Nurture.
So the last few days have been a whirlwind of calls and visits and pretty much just being utterly available for my friend. But, I'm in the middle of doing a program with a group of people who are also depending on me to be a good example. So what do I do? Well, I buck up, and get it all in. I know, that sounds trite. But it's basically what I did. I was honest with my group about what was going on, and I let them know that I would be less available than normal. However, I also told them that I would still check in. And then I made sure to get my food planned so I wouldn't slip, and I got my workouts in early in the day so that I could be available for the rest of the day. And of course I also had plenty of help from my husband and my mom (because it's not like I could just abandon my own kids!)
Overall, I did pretty well. I only missed one workout, and I managed to stick to the nutritional aspect of my program pretty closely too. I may not have done as well as I would have if life had been normal, but considering how easily I wold have gotten off track in the past I can say I am really proud. I'm proud of myself for keeping it together, and for being able to make it all work so that I could be the kind of friend that I believe is the only kind of friend to be.
Anyway, that's what has been going on with me the past few days. I'm very tired from all the efforts I put out, but I can honestly say it was worth it.
And now life goes back to normal.