It's been weird lately... I turned 41 and I just started noticing my loose skin more. When I wave and stop...my under arm skin keeps waving! LOL
Let me back-track a bit: For the next 10 (now 9) days...I am by myself. No family. No hubby. No kids. No set plans except for work. They have gone to have a summer adventure road trip without me because of my new job...and while I was a bit bummed on Wed of last week, and the kids and I shed some tears here and there over missing one another.... I am back to thinking that this was a very good thing to do. It's an adventure...and life should be about doing new things, about discovering, documenting, and then telling the stories once again. I gave them that mission to come back to me with a journal filled up! I wish I learned this at a younger age...maybe that is why I encouraged them to go!
So it leaves me to my own adventure.
And I began it yesterday with a 4 mile walk/jog along the Jones Beach Boardwalk (you can Google it - it's kinda neat).
On a whim, I threw my bathing suit and cover up, beach chair and towel, sunscreen and water, into a bag "just in case" I FELT like staying longer.
The walk was great....just what I needed. I have no idea until last night when I looked it up how long the distance was! I did a walk of 2 miles in under 23 minutes...not too shabby! LOL
As I was texting a friend at the end of it...I decided to stay and chill at the beach. I slathered the sunscreen on and was there for another 2 hours! Mentally I was just there - clearing my head...listening to the waves.... it was the best thing the doctor could have ordered!
As I was sitting there, I noticed my legs. The bottom part...still looks great - I will admit my vanity there...the upper part, not so much. That was where I lost the weight. Thank god for skirted swimsuit bottoms!!!
The stomach, as many of you know, is still and will always be: pizza dough.
I have to accept this all "as is" unless I go for surgery...which is not going to happen.
I had dinner with my girlfriend and her family last night - her mom was funny when I said this observation and she was like "and honey, it doesn't get any better as you get older!"
LOL I know that part....I just have to accept it!
I guess I am torn of accepting and trying my hardest to not obsess with what I cannot do, but what I CAN do - in order to make it "not so bad as it could be".
This week is definitely a re-centering, re-focusing sort of week. I have school work needing attention...and in that sense, I have ME that needs some attention as well!
So today will start with another walk, but around town instead. It's super quiet here on a Sunday, so I will take advantage of this peace and the morning coolness before the day starts in full swing once again - today is mow the lawn day for me!
My arms are still waving good-bye to you!!