Countdown to 30
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Seven months from today I'm turning 30...and I'm really excited! No really, I'm super excited! I love birthdays, and I especially love celebrating "big" birthdays. I pretty much started planning for the big 3-0 the day after I turned 29...I even have a countdown going on my phone...214 days...in case you were wondering.
The one thing I'm not so excited about? Pictures. I've been struggling a lot this year...well the last couple years...with my body image. I'm currently at my heaviest weight ever, and even though I know some of that is a result of two years of building muscle with my trainer, a lot of it is a result of bad habits and emotional eating. Normally I love pictures...I have them everywhere and they bring me a lot of joy, but lately when I'm in the picture I don't like what I see. My 30th birthday is going to be big and there are going to be A LOT of pictures. I don't want to spend the days after the party going through every photo picking out the ones where I look "presentable." I just want to enjoy reliving an evening with my friends, and to that end, I'm using my birthday as a new goal date.
The goal? I want to feel good about myself. Feel comfortable in my own skin. I'm not putting a number on it, and I'm not setting any strict rules for myself. I'm going to try to make each day a little healthier than the one before...physically and mentally. I'm going to work on building new habits that make me feel happy, successful and satisfied. I'm going to try to start each day on a positive note and hopefully build from there. I'm going to take extra time to appreciate the good things and people in my life...you know, the ones in all the pictures. I'm really looking forward to my 30s. I'm in a good place in my life and I think the coming years are going to be happy ones, especially if I go into it feeling good about myself.
So here's to the next seven months, and getting ready to tackle 30 and whatever comes next!