I turned 39 a few days ago and since my birthday is followed 3 days later by a brand new year beginning, I’m always extra encouraged to ‘make it my best year ever!’ I’ve written before about how I’m not good at keeping resolutions, and to just ‘keep on keeping on’ with what worked the year before – but this year there WILL be a change!
Although I have no fear of turning 40 next year, I believe my body does. I’m overweight and am starting to get those aches and pains creeping in. I’m not unhappy with the way I look, but I’m starting to be unhappy with the way I feel.
I’m already reading posts from people about all the changes they are going to make – to stop eating sugar, wheat, dairy, and practically every other food out there, and to join a gym and exercise 6 days a week, 3 hours a day. That’s. Not. Me. Nope – I love food, I plan on giving nothing up, I don’t like exercise so I’m going to just add a wee bit of it to my routine. I’m not trying to alter my body completely – just get a bit healthier, and hopefully shed a few pounds.
Here’s to 2017 – and age 39 – let’s all celebrate by eating cake (just in smaller portions!)