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Operation Fighting 40 commences

Thursday, January 05, 2012

I'm having a tough time facing the fact that I'll be turning 40 this year. 7 months 7 days from now to be exact. I still can't believe it. 40? really? Lately, I've been having a pitty party for myself. I see my youth slipping away and there is still so much that I want to do. I'm really going to need some more time to do it all. And I will definately need my health! You can't just go repelling off the side of a mountain if you can't climb to the top of it. So here I am... ready to do this. The trick is to stay focused. My problem is that I've never been focused a day in my life. I eat right, but don't exercise. I exercise, but don't eat right. It's some sort of mental thing. Get it together Woman!

I'm still running sporadically and actually ran 2 5k races in 2011. Way to go Me! It just amazes me that I'm flabbier than I've ever been and I can still do it. I can push my self to run more than in my younger years. I'm not sure if it's the sheer determination that comes with age or just conditioning. I do know that I better roll with it and that I have it in me (where I'm not sure)!

We have so many outdoor trips planned this year... hiking Big Bend, river float trips, camping.... and i'm hoping that keeps me motivated. There's no time like the present and this year is going to be packed full of fun stuff requiring bathing suits and tank tops.... no time to be sporting chicken wings and lumpy thighs!

Knowing this and knowing how life creeps up on me, I must face the self-sabatoge and make this priority one I right now (in baby steps of course).

I'm going to try this one week at a time this year. There are approximately 23 weeks left before the big 40. I'm shooting for 23 lbs down!

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