Two years ago, I was enjoying going to the gym on a regular basis. I was running, boxing, doing free weights and even had belly dance classes. Today, I am reclaiming those goals. I joined a gym with many locations, and I bought a yoga trapeze swing. Have you seen those things? It will be a spectacular way to keep fit, and a lot of fun, if I don’t break my neck.
Slowly, I am getting back to me, back to who I was two years ago, and back to where my life was. I know that after all that has happened, I while I will never be same, not would I want to be, I can get my life back. I have done all the work to be emotionally and mentally healthy. I am praying, meditating and taking care of my self spiritually, which is so very important. Now it is time for the physical. This is my time to make myself and my life whatever it is I want it to be.
And so I start out running again, as I did earlier this year before it got so hot. Now there is no excuse for not working out. Now, it is my time. I am so ready to get back to myself, to get back to fit, and to have fun doing it.
When you are a caretaker, many times you end up being too busy and too tired to take care of yourself. And that is where I found myself. I was wearing slouchy, baggy, unattractive clothes, not fixing my hair, being too tired to put on make up, no nail polish, nothing. I stopped exercising, stopped even trying to look good. I was just too exhausted.
But now that is not the case. I have energy, I have the time, I have the desire. I am rediscovering what it is like to be the girl. I am wearing make up, fixing my hair, and wearing stylish outfits again. I m embracing life.
And so far so good. I have a great job, there have been concerts, there is theater coming up, trips to be planned and soon a move into an amazing new house. I cannot wait. Because this is only the beginning.