All of my life, I have been naturally thin. That was until I had Miss M. I am by no means overweight. I am, however, out of shape. I never had to watch what I ate. I never had to worry about working out. Even thin, I was out of shape. I couldn’t run up the stairs without being out of breath or my legs hurting. Not good. Not good at all.
A long-time friend of mine moved back to town and asked me to join our local gym with her. NO EXCUSES NOW I SAY! I am the type of person who will not go into a restaurant to eat by themselves or go to the movies by themselves. I will walk by myself that is about it. I’d rather stay home first. I actually went into the facility this day and started on the bike and treadmill while waiting on my friend to arrive. SCORE ONE FOR ME! I am so much more secure with myself and have really come to the realization no one cares as much as I thought they did! I can remember a time that I wouldn’t have graced a gym without full makeup on. HAHA! Not this day! A little bit of concealer, pulled my hair back and away I went! SCORE TWO FOR ME! I found too that having my earbuds in took away my thoughts of the burning and aching as I worked the elliptical machine. Goal ~ get through AT LEAST two songs! Thank you Jake Owen (EIGHT SECOND RIDE) & Christina Aguilera (FIGHTER)! I am going to work on a workout playlist this day for tomorrow.
I want to be healthier! I want my lungs & heart to love me and not try to kill me when I want to play in the yard! I will be 42 (my favorite number by the way) in June and I want people to continue to say ~ no way you’re 42! I have been blessed with fabulous genes and I want to take full advantage of that. I have also been blessed with a family history of heart disease, diabetes & high cholesterol which I want to keep far, far away! So here is to ME & my health! If I look even more fabulous at 42 that won’t be so bad either. Have a blessed day!