I have been on a lifestyle change my dear little friends. And let me tell you, it’s been a trip. As most of you are aware…..I am 40. Being 40 …..and going BEYOND 40 is an interesting experience….at least for me. I’ve decided I want to surround myself with people who are on the same path as I am, you know? The path where you are focusing on being your best self. One who doesn’t gossip for a hobby, that tries to make a positive difference in the world, and is someone who you can feel proud of when you look in the mirror. And who is healthy looks hot in a bikini. (Or at the very least….doesn’t send small children running away screaming at the sight of you laying on the beach).
Doesn’t that just tell you how vain I am…at the heart of it? Here it is: The surrounding myself with positive people…..no problem. I got that. I’ve pruned away “fake friends” that talk about you as soon as your back is turned. I’ve put my focus on giving…and found out what a rush that is…the bikini part? That is where I struggle, mona mis.
But no more. I’m working my tush off. Eating healthy and pounding the gravel road behind my house, trying to keep up with Frodo, our pooch. It feels awesome. But I hurt.
AND….there’ve been times where I’ve had to face stressful events like the pop machine at the local gas station cheating me out of my Diet Coke…withOUT the aid of a bag of Doritos. (If you witness this happening….stay away. Keep your distance.)
So, this is where I am guys. My life is a little bit wacko at the moment…cuz I sort of feel like I’m detoxing ….or something. Except I’m not in some fancy resort getting massages and therapy sessions. This is like the Do-It-Yourself NON CELEBRITY version. My poor family has put up with some rollercoaster mood swings…and a bit of growling from me: But they seem to be surviving bless their little hearts. I miss y’all like craziness. If you don’t hear from me for a while, just know…I’m in the fetal position somewhere….chanting….I don’t need chocolate to have a happy life!
Ok. This song may seem a little wacky, even for me. But my First Born and I fell in love with it from the movie True Grit.
This lady Iris…her voice is unique and cool. And it seemed apropos with my struggle lately. Good Lord, am I leanin.