Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This will be my year

I've been down.

I've gained weight.

Slipped in training.

Blah, Blah, Blah.

Today is my birthday. 42 years old. A fresh new year ahead of me.

I went to the gym and ran. I was perhaps slower than I was a year ago.

I was definitely in a bigger sized pair of pants and moving more weight than a year ago.

Doesn't matter.

All that matters is right f'ing now.

I felt great. And it was during that slow-ish 3 mile run that I decided that this was going to be my year.

No more crying about a few gained pounds.  No more lamenting about having no time. No more excuses. This year will be my year.



Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I'm right there with you, Jen! I'm so SICK of this feeling! It was a good day today, and damn it, tomorrow will be, too!!

From Ice Cream to Marathon said...

I hear ya girl. This time last year I was 15 lbs. lighter and was a faster runner. Although I've kept up with my training, I've gained weight and slowed down. But you're right- right now is all that matters, we can do this!!

Stephanie said...

Happy late birthday!!! I too have made this decision .

Anna Lee Beyer said...

Birthdays are awesome for a fresh start!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Have a KICKASS year!!! :-)

Anna Down Under said...

Do it girl! As happy as I am to be down over 100 pounds in less than a year, my biggest regret is that I waited until I was 50 to do it. Do not waste another year, I say! Life is too short.

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday. I'm with you! I want to make things happen! Another Whole30?

Alicia said...

I am in the same spot, slipped on training, have been beating myself up, but no more. I am so inspired by your last two posts. Happy belated birthday!