10/ 02/ 2016
Yayyyy, finally!!! I could use my age as an excuse for my short-term memory loss, wrinkles, gray hair, varicose veins, yellowing teeth, temper and my uber exaggerated double PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome and pre-menopausal symptoms, poor husband).
How many of you or of us did not use an anti aging cream, did not look in the mirror and counted the number of pores and gray hair we have, or rehearse the perfect way to smile to minimize the visibility of crows feet?.
WHY ARE WE SO AFRAID TO LOOK OLD? WHY ARE WE SO AFRAID TO GROW OLD?
When I was a 1st grader, I was afraid to become a 3rd grader because I thought it must be awful to read books with no illustrations, but I became a 3rd grader and it wasn’t scary at all. When I was 13, I was afraid to become 18 because I was afraid to go to college, but college happened and it wasn’t scary either, then I was afraid to be 20 and 30 because of wrinkles, gray hair and the responsibilities attached to those numbers.
And so finally I am 4 decades old, I have a little bit of gray hair, a little bit of wrinkles too, my superficial fears are slowly happening, but the experience behind this age count down (or count up) taught me NOT to be afraid of these beautiful changes in me, because age is not a number, it’s a journey and I couldn’t wait to experience the rest of what lies ahead (senior citizen discount? retirement benefits?).
40 will be awesome! wish me luck.
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“GO GET SOME AWESOME”
Thanks to this wonderful woman, my friend Quennie for getting lost in the desert with me/us to celebrate my big four-O.
As we grow older, we have more and more excuse to be weird, lately I’ve been loving going barefoot, the earth under my feet makes me feel alive.
“Nature is the poetry you can touch-Bing”
TO GOD BE THE GLORY.
08/ 02/ 2016
Disclaimer:I’m not a certified nutritionist nor a certified fitness guru, I’m a mom who loves her body and loves feeling good about herself, this is my sure trick when I need to fit on a dress for a special occasion, this is not meant to promote short-term weight loss goals, but if you can do this in 3 days without fail, this could lead to a long-term practice, I am not always a “clean” eater myself, I must admit, I love to indulge ones in a while, but my trick is to always make sure that my junk foods never overweigh my healthy food choices.
I’m pretty sure you have your own theory, but let me share my theory in 10 steps.
1.NO white rice, I either eat oatmeal, quinoa or veggies as rice substitute for 3 days.
2.NO chips, no chocolates, no candy, no cookies, no white bread, no pasta, no sugar, no alcohol HOOO! that’s a lot! I know, I use organic coconut oil to sweeten my coffee or hot cocoa, I eat protein bars (there are so many flavors to choose from and choose the one that has low sugar/gram) or banana when I want something sweet and I eat skinny popcorn sprinkled with cayenne pepper when I want something savory.
3.NO soda or artificially flavored beverages for 3 days, no diet soda either, I don’t drink soda on normal days anyway, so this one is easy for me, JUST WATER, or unflavored tea if you’re a tea lover.
4.NO WHINING, NO SELF PITYING, all positive thinking.
5.NO eating outside, no food delivery either (not unless they’re the healthy kind).
6.NO watching food shows for 3 days, be nice to yourself.
7.No bargaining, it’s either you do it or you don’t.
8.No fried foods for 3 days, I eat stews, soups, steamed, baked or grilled goodies for 3 days.
9.Break sweats, it doesn’t matter how or where you do it, what’s important is you do it.
10. Don’t ever, ever skip meals, don’t skip rest, I sleep when I need to sleep, I drink before I become thirsty, I eat 3 meals and 4 snacks a day, and lastly believe you can! and you will.
So what do you think? have you done this before? comment below for thoughts, suggestions and violent reactions haha, let’s talk, I’ll listen.
FUN FACTS: SAFE AMOUNT OF SUGAR TO EAT PER DAY
HAPPY SUPER BOWL SUNDAY EVERYONE.
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