Sunday, December 21, 2014
Well, I'm 43 today. It's not any sort of milestone birthday, but I wanted to share some thoughts. First of all, I feel great. I really do. In my head I'm still about 29. My body tells me otherwise on some days, as I'm sure those of you who are around the same age can attest to. I can't workout with the same intensity that I used to in my younger days, but that's ok. Self-care is much more important to me now. I don't fit into the same jeans that I did in my 30s. I have to wear glasses as I sit here at my computer. My neck is starting to get those wrinkles. You know what I'm talking about, right? Here's the great thing, though. I picked up my oldest son last night and carried him to bed. He laughed because he comes up to my chin right now when he stands in front of me. He said, "I'm almost as big as you, mom!" It's true. But I had the strength to lift him. I have the ability to run around with my boys. I have the energy to play with them and I love that they enjoy coming into my gym when I am working out. They ask if they can exercise with me. You bet, kids. You bet. I have the greatest husband and family in the world. I am happy. And 43 feels pretty great!