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Momma Needs A Makeover

Updated on June 10, 2010
Cleaning out the clutter of my life.
Cleaning out the clutter of my life.
New Directions
New Directions

Goodbye Twenties...Hello Wisdom?


The night before my thirtieth birthday, I called my friends and mourned the loss of the ability to say “I’m in my twenties”. We talked about where we were twelve years earlier, what has happened since then, and how close, or far, we are from where we wanted to be. Suffice it to say that most of us are not quite following our original ten year plans! It has really given me some food for thought. I know that I got derailed a scant year and half after graduation when I foolishly thought I had my hormones in check. Turns out I was not as strong as I thought I was. Being scared, more so than I could ever recall being scared in my life, I scrambled to make things right in my life. Being naïve and unprepared, my actions, or rather reactions, were made hastily and not thoroughly thought out.

My life may not be what I had in mind for myself back in high school, but I am making adjustments. Being older, and hopefully a smidgen wiser, I figure now is good time to reflect on where and who I am now, and where I want to be next. This is the year I reinvent myself. The year I take stock of what is actually available to me now, what will never be, and what I have the power to attain. This also includes my personal and physical health. I feel that I no longer have the time to waste on ‘quickie’ weight loss gimmicks, get well shortcuts, or anything else that is designed to supposedly make my dreams come true swiftly with little or no effort by me.

I do enjoy the satisfaction that comes from completing a task on my own. The dirtier my hands get, the more productive I feel. That being said, my energy level is not what it used to be and it will take a good deal of self control and perseverance to keep myself in check. Keeping my eyes on the goal should help but I anticipate a year full of frustration, aggravation, headaches, sweat, tears, and the sweet taste of success. It is my plan to tackle my goals head on and report in from time to time on how well, or poorly, my efforts have paid off. Now that I got that off my chest, it is time to get off my arse and get to it!


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      Chaotic Chica 7 years ago

      Thank you, leni for taking the time to comment! I must admit that it's been a few months and I'm still working at it. I have made some very positive changes in my career and have found healthy ways to boost by energy which has helped a lot! I think I'll get there and you should know one very important thing~it's never too late! :)

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      Leni Sands 7 years ago from UK

      When I turned 30 I promised myself that I would exercise every day and keep myself in shape. Now I am nearly 50 I look back and wished I'd kept that promise. Great hub!

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      Chaotic Chica 7 years ago

      I'm glad you liked the title! And you are right, discipline is neccessary.

      I actually do excersize in one way or another everyday. I walk every chance I get, I do cardio exercises three to five days a week, I do strength training five to six days a week. I'm rarely idle, I've got portion control down, I hardly eat sweets, my doctor says that I'm doing everything right but I won't lose any weight until I tackle my thyroids. Seeing as I don't have medical, I'm following all the natural 'cures' I can find but it isn't enough. For now, I just have to be satisfied with knowing that I am healthy despite my size.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Being older and wise does demand discipline and exercise everyday. You are not there yet - start today with toning and stretching every day.

      Great Hub title!

      Off to stretch and tone! Get off my arse as you recommended.