What is today? What's so special about it?
YEAHHHHHH... it's my birthday!
|...including my shoulder, my knees & my low back...
I say that because this week, I have been walking around with a arm brace. Good times.
Leave it to me... I tripped in my closet over shoes & to stop my fall, I grabbed the door frame & pulled the muscles in my shoulder.
I don't think 18 year old kids pull shoulder muscles from stumbling...
But I will say, I can already raise my arm half way... I couldn't do that Monday. Now, to raise my arm ABOVE shoulder height? That's another story - but I healed up a lot in 2 days, so I'm hoping by the weekend, I'll be good as new... except for the whole Bicep Tendon issue that wont heal...bygones
I will say, when I turned 30, I was DEPRESSED!!!! Like, let me sit in a corner all day & mourn the loss of my 20's....
|Even Joey had a hard time turning 30
Especially because I don't use moisturizer... which I have learned to start sopping up this skin with lotion any chance I can get now. #alittletoolate
But ever since getting past these big years, I've not let birthdays bother me...
I guess its the reminder that every year is precious & I'm happy to add another one onto my number.
& I'm actually looking forward to my 44th year....
If you follow me on Instagram, or know me & my family personally, you know that 4's are a big deal... remember that scene in the movie about Bruce Lee, Dragon, (if you haven't seen it - what's wrong with you - Bruce Lee IS DA MAN) where Bruce Lee fights this demon type thing that comes after generations of his family ... & then his little boy somehow gets in this dream sequence & the demon sees his son, Brandon, & then it goes after him?... well, that's how it felt about my mom & her issue with 4's...
Mom always looked at the clock at 4:44 ... always seen 444 everywhere she looked. Swore she'd die when she was 44 & always thought it was like a 'bad luck charm'... so when it was passed down to me & I started seeing 444's everywhere - hence my Instagram #444sfollowme - I was a little nerve about getting passed down the "jinx"
... until someone sent me a thing to tell me what 4's stand for & they pretty much say that when you see 4's (like my wonderful 444) then it means that angels are near & protecting you, surrounding you...
& that makes so much more sense.... because I feel like our family has really been blessed through the years. I truly believe angels are all around us.
I know most people would be like, that's stupid... Hey, I like it...
& it makes me look forward to 44 years.
I'm convinced of it... It's going to be my best year yet!
... & I'm really looking forward to keep on making healthy changes in my life in this year of my life.
I feel like I always try to make healthy & better choices as I grow older. Over the past few years, I've:
Gave up soft drinks.
Am now UBER aware of high fructose corn syrup.
Am crazy about artifical sweetners.
Try more natural products for sickness & wellness
Gave up meat & try to eat a more healthy diet.
& then this year, I started on the 21 Day Fix....
Talk about life changing for me...
... & I still am going on it.
I have a goal in mind... & I'm half way there... & I am going to make it to that goal
... when I'm 44!
& I'm registering for 4 races to run when I'm 44 ... one including my 7th half marathon
... just to start the year.
I'll probably register for more after I get these under my belt in Spring.
& I just ordered the new Hammer & Chisel workout program from Beachbody... tone this body up!
I just want to go through the year feeling the best yet...
I want to 'age' STRONG... not 'gracefully'.... I want to fight it every step of the way
... & if 44 has extra angels around me, then I'm going to put up the best fight this body has seen yet!
So today, in celebration of my birthday - do something HEALTHY for yourself!
Run or walk a mile
Eat a salad full of veggies
Drink some green tea
... do it for me :)
We are going into a new year after all - a perfect time for everyone to make some good changes!
... but ok, maybe I will have 1 piece of birthday cake - & DEFINITELY getting in my free Starbucks drink today to celebrate welcoming 44!
Side note: Someone please remind me of this post when I am complaining about training for this half marathon - ok? :)