It is raining… why am I not exercising?

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I don’t know about you, but I am really slowing down on the exercise front.  This surprises me a lot and makes me feel old.  I was a runner/pilates/spinning/yoga/swimming kind of person for many years, but in the last year or two I have really had to drag myself to get some exercise.  Sometimes I think it is my schedule, which has been pretty over the top. In my job I work long hours and I travel a lot.  I took this job because my kids are grown up (kind of) and I thought I could really just throw myself into work, and not feel guilty.  That has sure been the case…. however, I kind of screwed up because I somehow magically thought I would also have time – and energy (energy is key here)- to exercise after a long crazy day at work or on a trip somewhere.  Instead, by the time I am driving home at 7pm having been working non-stop since 7:30am, all I want to do is have a glass of wine and stare at the wall.  That does not bode well for getting on the exercise bike.  I signed up for a *ridiculously* expensive gym this summer, thinking that all the great classes would motivate me, and instead because of my working hours, I don’t have time for any classes.  Well, that is not really true because if I could drag myself out of bed at 5am I could go to a class and then rush to work with wet hair (that kind of sucks in my book).  I don’t know what to do… any ideas out there in the great cosmos?  Does anyone else struggle with this or are you all in great shape like one of my best friends who sends out facebook comments about how “pilates kicked her ass today”?  I would like pilates to kick my ass…. except I can’t get to a pilates class to find out.  Let me know your thoughts.. it is a tough one.  I think I just need more motivation – or more sleep – one or the other.. 🙂

Have a great week everyone, and I will keep you posted if I can get to *one* gym class this week.. Ciao Baby!

Middle Age Ms.

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Hello world!

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I had my first hot flash last night.  It was weird.  I haven’t had one before and it really surprised me.  Which is funny – because at 50 I shouldn’t be surprised about a hot flash.  But somehow I am still not grasping that I am actually 50.  The reason is because I don’t think I look 50 (I know – I am delusional)… but I cling to this because my hair has not gone grey – at all.. seriously. It is a weird trait I got from my dad, who did not have grey hair even when he passed away at 76.  People would ask me if my dad used grecian formula, and I was like “sure, my dad who has Parkinsons and can barely walk gets his grey covered because he is worried that people will think he is old… makes perfect sense”..   Anyways, I keep thinking that since I don’t have any grey I am not really 50 – I am still 35 – okay maybe 45.  So – I oddly had a hot flash (again…delusional) and it has confirmed my desire to start something I have wanted to do for a long time – write a blog about the “middle age” experience.  Maybe there are others out there like me who still think they can do all the things they did at 25 including marathons, dancing for hours in 4 inch heels, eat burgers and ice cream everyday, go back to school, have another kid, and are still deciding what they want to “be” when they grow up, except they already have – um grown up.  This is not to say that we can’t do any of the above things – except maybe have kids due to hot flashes HOWEVER we are no longer 25… so why not talk about what it is like and offer some thoughts, ideas, and experiences that can help others – or at least make them laugh.. 🙂

Well – I will be back soon.  I have no idea if anyone will ever read this, but if you are 50+ and you want to hear from someone like you who understands what you are going through and wants to talk about it, please keep reading.. Ciao Baby!

Middle Age Ms.