So today marks my 37th birthday. EEEK! I can’t believe how fast these years have flown by.
Not only is today my 37th birthday, but today I also I began Phase 2 of Jamie Eason’s Livefit 12 week workout program. In Phase 2 of the Livefit program, you get to introduce cardio back into your workouts. Woo Hoo Cardio….NOT!!! I kinda have a love/hate relationship with cardio lately. I LOVE the results but I HATE getting my butt out there. I have been struggling with my love of running over the past year and I was so not looking forward to this morning run. After I finished my weightlifting portion of my workout, I put in my headphones and started my Heart Rate Monitor to begin this dreaded run. During this 37 minute run (in honor of my birthday), my mind starting reflecting back on this past year…
What a year, this year has been a tough year on me for having some close friends get sick, get diagnosed, and some passing away. This passed Wednesday night I also lost my Nan(my grandmother). This is not something I have shared with many people, I needed to come to terms with it myself. Losing my Nan is something of course that has been very hard on me, she was my 2nd mom. I hate that we have been so far away from her but am very thankful for all the wonderful visits and memories I have had with her. I am thankful she is at peace and that our last visit with her holds amazing memories that our family can cherish forever.
Something I have learned from this past year is that this life that we have been given is truly a gift. We are given one life. Just ONE. I am a true believer of living this life that we have been given to the fullest. I have been BLESSED to be surround by a husband that loves me for all that I am and supports every single ones of my hopes, dreams, and goals. I thank GOD everyday for our gorgeous baby girls who aren’t my babies anymore and have grown into quite Amazing young ladies. My FAMILY, well I have been given not only the family I was born into but an abundance of people who though they are not my family by blood they are most definitely my FAMILY by every sense of the word and can’t imagine who I would be without ALL of my family. My Friends….well where would a girl be without her friends…yet another area in my life where I am thankful to have been given such AMAZING friends that have brought tears, laughter, and amazing times throughout my 37 years.
So I say Remember:
Don’t sweat the small stuff. (Something I have to work daily on)
To tell someone how much you love them..NOW.. tomorrow may not be an option.
Spend time with your kids…together and individually. I love each and every moment I have with our girls. Before I know it, Arielle will be packing her bags for college…SIGH….Sadie won’t be too far behind her.
To schedule Date Nights…this is so important to for relationships…it doesn’t have to be anything that cost $$$ just make the time!
GNO…Girls Nights are always a must! whether it is a night out or a moviecation kinda day….
To make time for yourself(you deserve a little me time)…go out for a walk, run, go for a swim, do some yoga, read a book, take a quiet bath..
To make goals…what do you want to look back this year and see that you’ve accomplished?
The past is the past and has made you who you are today. Good/Bad? learn from the bad and build on the good.
So I leave you with a little bit of where I have been, where I am, and a goal for me to accomplish. I want to complete JE Livefit and be happy with my results. I want to remember that being healthy is important not only to myself but to my family. I want to make the choice to be healthy so that I can have many many years with my family. So happy Birthday to me…. Here’s to being a better me!
P.S. I just signed up for this 1/2 marathon
Anybody want to join me and #runlikeadiva