Did I really just type the month November? Oh man! Such a love /dislike for this month. I love it for obvious reasons such as Thanksgiving and the abundance of Fall veggies that make incredible meals. I love it because I can snuggle with my babes without sweating my tush off! I love November because I can light the fireplace and sip my tea all cozy under my furry faux blanket. There is something nostalgic about this month.
But then, I am reminded every November that Life is flying by me too fast. Every November I am one year older. I know, I know, I should just accept it and grow old gracefully right? Well, I am getting better. I must admit that my forties have been my best years yet, and that’s the truth. This was sort of a conversation I had this morning with my friend /client. She asked why I wasn’t so excited about November so I told her my thoughts. We laughed and joked and then moved on. She just turned 50 in June and is a BOMBSHELL! That’s no joke. Regardless of how she feels, she is stunning, elegant and so full of class and grace- You know, like all of us women should be.
A few hours later, I was in the middle of my own workout. I had just finished my two-mile run and on my second set of a shoulder workout. The music in my headphones was loud, I was in my grove and feeling awesome. A member of the club smiles when she sees me and I smile back. She then taps me on the shoulder so I pull off my headphones. She sweetly says, “You know, today is my birthday”, and (with tears in her eyes), she continued to say how she is now 55 years old and is SO beyond grateful that she is healthy and alive. She told me that fitness is her therapy and she is so thankful she can do what she does. She asked me how old I was and I told her (with a dreaded look on my face) that I will be 46 in two weeks!) She told me she thought I was in my early thirties with the way I move my body in the gym and how young I look… I smiled so big and wished her a happy birthday and told her I couldn’t agree with her more about how fortunate we are to be healthy enough to run, to workout, to use the gym as more than a means for a physically fit body, but also as a therapy session. The gym is a great way to relieve stress, to cope, to release anger, to find yourself. I know these to all be true because as I have said a million times, the gym saved my life in more ways than one. The gym is where I found myself.
So this woman went back to her workout and I went back to mine. I couldn’t help but shake the negative feelings about the month of November, but instead, think to myself, “Hell yes, it’s November and I am going to be 46 years old! BRING IT”. I am more confident, physically stronger mentally smarter and have more wisdom than ever. It may have taken me all this time, but I’m pretty sure that If I were a stranger and I met me, I would like her. She’s a cool chick who lives for her family, so passionate about fitness and health and loves to empower women! Who wouldn’t like me?
This month, I’m going to share one thing I am grateful for every day. I’ll post it on my Instagram so you can find it there. In the meantime, I am working on entering the workouts and runs I am doing. You’ll be able to start these on Monday (which in my opinion is the best day to start a new program.)
Don’t forget to put your order in for Glo-Bites! Everyone is placing their Thanksgiving orders now!