The Big 40
After spending the last several weeks gearing up for my big 40… I have to say, I have never felt better.
I decided a couple months ago, as my birthday began quickly approaching, to challenge myself and get my body into better shape.
Launching a new line has it’s stressers and I had been feeling tired and mentally exhausted too.
A few of my annual check ups came with a hearty message from each physician stating… You must exercise to reduce and release stress… it’s critical!
So I committed to working out 5 days per week and I liked how I was feeling so I took it a step further and decided in the final days, leading up to D day, I was going to
cut out all grains, dairy, alcohol and sugar to see if I could achieve the holy grail…. defined Abs.
I stuck to it and signed on for a 30 day body challenge… I made it to the Big 40 on the diet side, but wouldn’t dare give up the above on my birthday.
I was rewarded plenty with a pool party amongst my closest friends(including my
bestie Elena) and hubby, followed by a fantastic garden dinner party at the tres chic
Birds and Bubbles where we dined on fried chicken and champagne.
However, the next day I eased back into my healthier eating regimen, only not as strict! After all It’s still my birthday week and there is plenty leftover birthday cake to be had. And everything in moderation is what its all about! I am happy to say I have adhered to the remaining days of the workout too… today being Day 18. No abs yet, but starting to see more definition.
Whether it happens or not, a key thing in life to remember is… always challenge yourself… always push and climb a littler higher… and always have time for play!