Today is my birthday! Normally I don’t really flaunt it, but I am feeling so healthy and fit that I thought I’d share some recent photos of me.
Here is the cake from my not-so-surprise party that my friends held for me on Saturday. That followed a day of pampering and fun with girlfriends.The pampering included a massage, mani-pedi, and a haircut. It got 6+ inches chopped off. I really love it! Here is what it looked like right after the cut.The cut is so fun and cute. I am pleased that it’s still long enough to pull up when I get hot. It looks quite different if I don’t style it, but it’s still flattering.
I have been committed to getting 60+ minutes of exercise each day and it’s really paid off. I’ve shifted my focus to a minimum of 10,000 steps a day, which usually takes more than 60 minutes. While there have been days here and there that I got less than 10K steps, I always end up with more than 70K steps in a week. Since the weather has gotten warmer, I’ve increased that goal to 77K steps per week. Here is how I looked at my party. I reached my goal of looking and feeling FANTASTIC by my birthday.Now I am to addicted to walking, that I just about climb the wall if I don’t get my steps in. That means 2-3 walks per day, but I love being outdoors so my exercise is really a treat. At least one of those walks with my husband each day. It gives us a chance to be together without the kids and share out days. Today I met him for lunch at a local park and he took a bunch of fun photos of me. I tried to get some shots without sunglasses, but it was too sunny. Yes, I am throwing caution to the wind and posting LOTS of photos of myself. Quite unusual, but I am proud of how healthy and fit I’ve become!!