Day 6

Tired.  Plain and simple.   Mental note to self:  Do not book every weekend in January with plans, after Christmas you are too tired and need rest.

I have found there is no magic moment coming my way where I will WANT to exercise.  It will always be a struggle for me and I suspect, most people out there.   How many countless hours are spent beating ourselves up over not doing it?  I accepted yesterday that even though I was sore and tired, I must go walk anyway (hating every minute of it until I got up that first hill, then Ms. Wannabe got her groove back).  I think I have just been waiting to feel like working out and until that feeling washed over me, I could easily rationalize why I wasn’t going to do anything.  So I am in on the secret now, I GET IT….you don’t have to WANT to exercise, you just have to do it anyway…cussing and screaming and dragging arse down the street.

Thank goodnes for IPods.  What a great way to have ALL my favorites play one after the other.  Remember excercising with the walkman and cassette?  I must have played Def Leppard over and over and over again on that thing.  I have the whole soundtrack of Valley Girl on my player.  I never know what will play next…Toto, Daddy Yankee, Ruben Blades, Van Halen,  Marvin Gaye…… (If you don’t remember Valley Girl than you are too young to be reading my blog).

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About thefortyexpress

I do not fear getting older, HOWEVER, I am shocked when I see photos of my 40something year old self. I sometimes don't know what to do with all of this. How to merge the young girl I was with the old bag I am now???? What do you get? A hot mess is what you get. Maybe that is what a mid-life crisis is, trying to merge the old with the now.....
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