|Hubby, me, Mencia, Cassie, Andrew my son|
Right now I am slurping down a protein shake trying to feel recovered enough to go by the gym and run so I don't mess up my streak. My celebrating has left me feeling slightly challenged...
True tidbit: I partied quite a bit when I was younger and was still living in Baltimore. I moved to VA in 1989 - that makes me sound crazy old - and had my son in 1990. While pregnant I was motivated to quit drinking and smoking for the obvious reasons and after my son was born I decided if I could abstain that long, I didn't really need those activities in my life.
A few years ago, after almost 20 years, I tried wine and discovered I really enjoy it. Probably because I upgraded from MAD DOG and Boone's Farm lol to Sangria and Pinot. Last night I enjoyed a few Long Island Ice Teas at the Mencia show. I am not quite the party animal I once was, as I am moving fairly slow today.
Recently I saw a quote somewhere...
"Yea, you are old. Get over it."
I will be 48 years old on Sunday. I don't know how this happened to me. In 1984 I remember feeling 30 was ages away! I was rolling along in life till about 45 and honestly birthdays didn't bother me much. The past few years I have seen the physical changes and I realize you can't really do anything to reverse what is happening. Sure you can eat clean, drink lots of water, take your supplements, but the sun damage, the wrinkles, the hair thinning, you can't control it, you just have to accept it and try to age gracefully.
I have shared this tidbit before but in case you missed it...
Celebrate your 30's! It is the best decade. Look in the mirror and tell yourself how damn good you look! Strut your stuff every so often. Enjoy your smooth skin, go without makeup and enjoy it, show off those muscles you work for and if there's anything you really want to do...just start! Being in your 20's and 30's is peak time in my mind, and you will enjoy being in your 40's more if you took life and lived it to the fullest in your 30's.
Time is precious.
♦ Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. ~Wayne Dyer
♦ You may delay, but time will not. ~Benjamin Franklin
♦ Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference. ~Mignon McLaughlin
If I could share one thing I wish I would have done better in my 20' and 30's it's - weight train. Weight train your arse off! Make muscle and eat enough protein, it will pay you back tenfold later in life, never ever think it's a waste of time.
Till next time,
What's your favorite way to celebrate a birthday?