Monday, February 13, 2012
happy [heart] day.
February has been my New Year's month. My new beginning. January is so cliché, right? For me, the long drawn out holidays from Thanksgiving, to Christmas, to New Years carries through to my birthday on the third day of February. So why not carry out the celebrating a lil' longer?
35. I feel 25, but somehow that 35 is sticking out to me in red flashing lights. How did I get here so fast? I'm not so sure, but I'm certain it wasn't too long ago I was having those birthday sleep over parties with all my childhood friends.
When I was a kid, 40 seemed old, like ancient old, but now that its appearing on the horizon, its a little real, like really real. Oh, but the old age saying is true, the older are the wiser. I feel this could be the truth. I feel wiser. I've learned a lot in these 35 years, but I feel I have finally come into my own. I'm more grateful, I'm not afraid to speak my truth, and It's ok to say no. And the most important one, when my favorite song comes on the radio, its ok to stop and sing like no ones listening (my poor husband) ~
Welcome. Welcome to my new year. Day 13. I'm averaging an hour a day of exercise. And I throw in the word "average" because I did miss a day, but I made up for it the next with two hours of exercise. And I kicked my butt the rest of the day, because one hour is a lot better then two. I don't think I'll be missing another day soon. Day 1,2 and 3 were hell. After not being on a regular exercise regimen for a good 3 or 4 months, getting back into it was not easy. But now I kinda look forward to it. Its a time to turn up the tunes, or catch up with shows on Netflix. Its the time for me. A time I am not compromising.
By day 13. I've shed 2 minutes off my mile. A few pounds have disappeared too. And this damn elliptical kicks my @ss each time, but I keep going back.
As Valentines Day comes, I'm forever thankful for my Valentine. My partner in crime, the apple of my eye, my everything for the last 15 years .. but just as important is taking care of yourself this Valentines Day. I came across the quote from the good ole Lucy, and isn't this the truth?
I've welcomed February as a month for me. Taking care of myself. Loving Myself.
Happy Valentines Day.
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