Happy end of my thirties to me.
That’s right, another year has passed and tomorrow I turn 39. This is the beginning of the end of my thirties. Last year I said I wanted to do many things by the time I turned 40. I guess I only have one year left. Some of those items I know will have to wait – but a few will happen this year. I have not pushed myself the way I needed to from 38 – 39 and now 39 – 40 is going to have to be one helluva year. Off We Go!
I believe that whatever motivation works for you – go with it. If it’s your looming big birthday, if it’s the invitation to a class reunion or friend’s wedding, if it’s the fear of being seen in a bathing suit this summer – whatever you need to get you moving, motivated, eating right and sweating – use it. My motivation is what it’s always been, to be healthy and happy for my kids and my husband. They deserve the best version of me and I need to quit being afraid to push myself harder to have the healthy body I want to have.
The magazine industry and commercials on tv that vow to get you fit in a week, or six weeks or by summer are not motivating to me and totally unrealistic. Can you tone up and get on the path to wellness in a number of days, weeks or months? OF COURSE. You can make a change today that will affect your tomorrows – but getting skinny by the summer time unless you’re already thin – yeah, not going to happen. Can you Shape Up? ABSOLUTELY! What I’m trying to say is, I’m getting healthy for LIFE not fit for SUMMER. OR, you know, zombies.
One of my goals is to run. To really learn to be a runner. I’m going to start with the 5K Foam Fest next weekend. Then I am going to finish my 30’s running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on May 3, 2015, 7 days before my 40th birthday. There – I said it. It’s out in the public.
I WILL DO A HALF MARATHON BEFORE I TURN FORTY.
Happy Birthday To ME.
And my gift to you….
An entry to a 5K Foam Fest. The folks that have been around her for a while know I love mud runs and this one is my favorite. I did it last year for my birthday and it was the best birthday present I ever gave myself. I have an entry to give away thanks to the fine folks at Foam Fest (who have also given me an entry!) and I’d like to give one to you.
What do you need to do? Comment below with the best wellness gift you’d give yourself. You can get extra entries for following me on facebook, twitter, instagram (Sorry, if you’re a wrap salesperson or get skinny quick person I won’t allow you to follow me!), and pinterest. Come back and tell me you’ve done so in the comments.
I’m happy to be participating in the Shape Up for Summer Blog Hop… meaning, after you enter my giveaway, feel free to click here to go to the next giveaway in the hop! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
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