It's time to get back to being fit, fabulous and only slightly fatigued.
According to my tagline I'm supposed to be this fit person who looks amazing and is only slightly worn out by life.
Back when I started this blog (7.5 years ago) I was that chick that went to boot camp and was on a constant hunt for a healthy and well balanced lifestyle.
Fast forward 7 years and that MO has gone right out the window.
For some reason I've managed to get myself into bad habits.
Boot camp came about when I was 39 and suddenly realised I was about to hit the decade of mid-life. I'd never regained my pre-baby body and figured 40 was a bloody good time to do it. The year leading up to my BIG BIRTHDAY had me racing to achieve the fit and fabulous tagline and for a couple of years afterwards I maintained that level of fitness.
The truth is that I ultimately ditched boot camp because that sort of strenuous exercise just doesn't bode well for a fibromyalgia body. I didn't give up completely though. Running up hills dragging a tractor tyre behind me was replaced by a very healthy 20km of walking each week, gentle toning exercises and a sensible eating regime.
Its safe to say that throughout this decade of 40 I've been very conscious of how I treat my body.
Until last year.
Something happened within myself which shifted my priorities and my fit and fabulous focus flew off into the sunset.
As I face the downhill slide to 50, I realise I'm now kind of squidgy around the edges.
So the buck stops here. After a few false starts I've finally managed to get my focus back on this whole fit and fabulous caper. Last week I managed 16 km of walking and I even started back to doing a few sit ups, leg raises and arm dips.
While I haven't ditched the heavy carbs yet (hello ham and brie panini) I am at least starting to think about getting back to my clean green approach to life.
Because I'm 47 and the longer I wait, the harder it will become.
So that was a long way of saying "I'm back!" and to announce it to the world, in writing, so you can all hold me accountable.
Anybody else feeling squidgy around the edges?
Do you have health and fitness goals?
Got any great juice recipes you'd like to share?