Thursday, June 19, 2014

I woke up...

one morning when it hit me. Like a ton of bricks. I'm turning 40 in how many days?!

I've never made a big deal about birthdays. I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm a Thanksgiving baby. It always got lumped in with Thanksgiving. Pecan pie instead of cake.

But this birthday is different. Not sure why. It just is.

So, after looking at the calendar and counting down the days until I turn 40, I realized that right now, I am 159 days away from turning 40.

Then, I looked at my body. The one that is getting older. The one that definitely needs to be toned. Two kids playing baseball and a job that keeps me busy... well, it's caught up with me. So, I'm going to do something about it.

I took a picture of me in a swim suit. It was ugly. Swimsuit pictures haven't happened since my teens. And, I plan to do this again every month until I turn 40. My birthday wish is to be in the best shape of my life on the day I turn 40. That's it. Plain and simple. And the best's a wish I can make happen.

So, with lots of prayer. Lots of will power. Lots of workouts and five months, I plan to make this happen. I'm writing it down to keep myself accountable. Almost a diary, but since I hate that word, we're just going to call this the Fitabulous 40 Blog!

I've armed myself with a schedule (color coded and all). New workout videos -- Pilates Plus, Barre Basic, Body Scult and Lean & Toned (and a Spin class on Saturdays), and I'm ready to go. Alarm clock will call early, but I'm committed. Just like when I committed to the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon. Committed.

And on my 40th, I will have pictures taken (not in a swimsuit), but pictures recognizing my accomplishment.

Five months. Let's do this.


PS... 159 Days Until 40