So … guess what? I did it! I did it! I went a whole hour without smooching Max. Oh wait. No, I didn’t. That is inconceivable! I may not be able to do the impossible, but I kept my promise to you and me by completing my 2 power walks! Woot! Woot! And it was harder than I anticipated because last week was hot in California. I do NOT like hot. It makes me a teeny bit grumpy. Okay, okay a HUGE grump.
I’m not going to lie—I waited until it cooled down to start walking, which thankfully happened over the weekend. It felt really good too, which is not a surprise and why it’s so silly that I have to “force” myself to do it. It’s definitely not a habit yet, but I’m working on it.
Do you workout to music? It’s an absolute must for me. As much as I love the soothing sound of waves, it’s too relaxing and I find my pace slows to a crawl (or more like normal speed. Grandmas walk faster than me. In my defense, they are about 7 inches taller than me too!). My music collection is a getting a bit dated so I need to ask for some iTunes gift certificates for my birthday.
I’m How Old???????
Speaking of my birthday, I had a shocker on Monday when I realized how old I am. Work with me people, I am getting old and forgetful. In my youthful days, I could be a bit belligerent about my age. Not because I was getting older, but because people still thought I was a kid. And I wasn’t, thank you very much. Yes, I can have that drink. Yes, I am tall enough to go on that ride without an adult, because I am the adult!!
My Dad always said that I would miss those days and he was right. Last week, the clerk didn’t even card me when I bought beer for a recipe. I blame that one random white hair I have. I keep yanking it out, but the darn thing keeps growing back!
Anyway, I realized that I will be 39 this year. 39!!!!! Most of the time I still think I’m 37. Now I’m going to turn 39 this summer. ACK!!!! It’s also made me sit back and contemplate my life a bit. As I shared with you at the start of the year, I feel a bit like a hamster on a spinning wheel—in motion but going nowhere. It’s one of the reasons why I decided to get healthy and fit.
39 is by no means ancient, but it also means that a good chunk of my life has already happened. And I don’t want to look back and feel like it has been wasted. So I’m taking stock and getting focused. I tend to try to do too much at once and this time I am going to really look at what I want to accomplish most and work on that … in addition to the getting healthy and fit. So stay tuned!
Next Week’s Exercise Goal
Two power walks at the beach (45 minutes) and 1 strength exercising workout.