Health & Fitness

This is 40…

My birthday week was last week. The gainz train took a detour. But that’s life, right? I am on a mission. I do have a goal. But the train slowed down and made some unplanned stops. It happens. Good news is I didn’t really gain weight. Bad news… I made zero progress and I feel so bloated from some poor food choices. doh!


I didn’t input food into my food journal. I only worked out twice. I ate really terribly at the ballpark Tuesday night. And I wasn’t feeling 100% for two days. How’s that for a gross week? But I did have a FUN week overall. And that’s a win in my book. I didn’t stuff my face everyday all day. I don’t feel like I’ve failed myself. I just had a nice birthday week. And I’m not guilting myself into a deep depression where I will eat all the things.

In the short two months, my mental game is changing. A few months ago, I’d say F this and just go back to eating like crap and half-assing workouts cause I’m eating like crap.

In the short two months, I’ve hit weightlifting PRs. I’ve lost weight and inches.


I’m not throwing that away. I just keep moving. Start fresh. Which is what I did. We meal prepped yesterday. As much as I dread it, when I’m done I’m happy that it’s taken care of. I already know I need to workout at least 4 times this week. If not more!

But back to being 40! Eeeeek! I know it’s not that big of a deal. But this a big one for me. Thirty didn’t bother me. Forty, for some reason, does. By forty-three, I’ll have my last kiddo graduating high school. By forty-five… who knows!


I didn’t start 40 off with grace, just a lot of whiny-baby crying, but hopefully this will be a good year. I hope to stick with my healthier living journey. I hope that this time next year I can say, “I feel great for being forty-something!” I will be leaner, stronger and kick-ass daily. Cause let me be honest, right now, every day something new hurts or something old hurts worse!

It’s a new day, new week. Let’s get to it. I can’t re-iterate the following things enough:

  1. It’s OK to not be perfect.
  2. Don’t go off the rails because of one bad meal or day or week!
  3. Any progress is better than no progress.
  4. Making one small change is better than no change.
  5. It’s a process to get healthy, lose weight. It does not happen overnight.
  6. You don’t have to be hardcore to be healthy. Eat a little better. Move a little more. A gradual process is more likely to stick for the long run.
  7. Work on a positive mindset. (boy that’s hard for me to do, but I’m getting better)
  8. Love yourself!
  9. Ask for help if you need it.
  10. Lean on your people – friends, family, coworkers, ME!


Keep on keepin’ on! Hopefully I have a better report next week. Maybe my weak week will put some extra umph in me. Or maybe I’ll be more slow. Who knows. But this train isn’t stopping.





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