It is hard to believe...in just 34 days I will turn 40.
I do not feel 34 days away from being 40. I was looking at my blog post: 10 Things! and I had to smile. On my 39th Birthday last year, I posted 10 specific goals that I wanted to achieve before I turned 40. I am happy to report I have achieved FIVE of them! One of them I achieved just this past Monday. In my Monday Turn and Burn class, I did 10 mens pushups without stopping. Sure, I squeeked the last one out, but I did it. I DID IT!!!
There are a couple of goals on there that I wish I had achieved, but I am okay with it. I need to shed a few more pounds before I can really get down and get into doing it again - those are my deadlifts. I miss doing them - but I want to make sure I am careful - and only do them when I have a spotter. I did do them just over a month ago and got up to 200lbs. Slow and steady they say! The other one was the unassisted pull-ups, but considering they are one of the hardest upper body exercises around, I figure I need to shed more weight off this currentlly 270 body of mine.
Speakingn of that - I am now TWELVE pounds away from being 100 lbs down. While I would like to be down 100 lbs by my birthday, I know in my heart, I have won. I am winning this battle with myself. My clothes are fitting looser again, and I am feeling the best that I have in ages. I am finally feeling strong and sure of myself - that in itself is more than losing 100 lbs to me.
So the countdown is on...the countdown until I turn 40. If I hit my 100lbs down by then...AWESOME!! If I do not...that is okay. In my heart, I have already done it. A number does not define me.
Cheers to a great week everyone!