Turning 27 Tomorrow!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
At mass today I lit a candle and silently prayed thanking God for blessing me with continued good health and another year of life. On October 11, 1983 I was born on a very isolated Native American reservation in Montana, coloured blue from asphyxiation at birth I was 3 months premature weighing only 3 pounds, 6 ounces. The sufficoation of my delivery has left me with tight ankle tendons and a slightly awkward gait. I cursed this as a child and adolescent but realise now as an adult and a Special Education teacher the angle of empathy I have been given because of my unique birth.
I remember crying when I turned 25 years old because I was officially in my 'mid-twenties!' Tomorrow (Wellllllllll ok since I live in Australia but was born in Montana USA maybe early Tuesday morning hehe!) I'll turn 27 which I reckon is just skidding my way straight to 30! What's interesting this year, at least physically, and God willing soon emotionally, I feel SO MUCH better than I ever have. I weigh less now that I did in middle school. I freely workout, do yoga, bellydance, go clubbing, swim in a body that isn't perfect but is lovely-feminine and most importantly healthy!
There's a popular saying that 'health is wealth' and this year as I continue to workout everyday and actually see the results on the scale (in the past this wasn't the case) I couldn't agree with this old adage more. I think of this saying almost on a daily basis and repeat it like a manta in my moments of laziness or weaning motivation.
Many of us have specific reasons for wanting to live healthier lives which we use to bolster ourselves up---I have these too but when it comes down to it my motivation lies in that I CAN get up and move I AM alive with a functional, healthy body. ...And what a gift that is in itself.
PS: Ouch waaaaaaaaaaay too many calories this weekend at my birthday party and a whole bunch of food I don't eat on a regular basis like cake, pizza and brownies. Yet the beauty of this is I know tomorrow is another day and I'll definately be back at the gym!