Well, I turned 40 last Thursday. Thank you to all those who wished me a Happy Birthday, you did indeed made if full of awesome. The one thing I promised myself was that my 40s would be a healthier decade.
So I made some goals:
- Quit smoking
- Exercise so I don’t gain weight from quitting smoking. Also, exercise to improve my health.
- Eat more fruits and vegetable.
- Work on being more open.
I used to have a regular biking schedule, but I kind of let it lapse over the last year for various reasons. None which are valid…so I won’t share….oh, right, that was one of my goals. Being more open.
Crud, fine. I was lazy. Happy now?
For the last four mornings, my father-in-law and I have gone bike riding. My rear end is currently a mass of bruises. That’s the hard part about getting back on the bike after so long. Even with padded bike shorts it takes a while to build up your seat.
I got on the nicotine patch and had really vivid, lucid dreams. Totally found the plot of my next book from one of those dreams. Today is day five without smoking a cigarette and the second day without a patch. No real nicotine withdrawal symptoms so far today. I think exercise helped with that.
Went to the farmers market and Trader Joe's and stocked up on fruits and veggies. Yum!
I bought a lot of spinach. Maybe subconsciously my body is craving something, but I have frozen spinach and salad making spinach. Weird.
I stepped on the scale this morning and I’ve lost five pounds. I’m pretty happy about that.
On to the last goal.
This is a hard one for me. I’m a really private person and opening up just isn’t my style. But it is a goal, and I’m on a role. Starting on Friday, I plan to post one thing about me that most people probably don’t know for 40 weeks. We’ll see how deep I can go. Most people have things they would never in a million years share. I doubt I’ll be sharing any of those kinds of things either.
But, I’ll try.