Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Life Time Athletic. All feelings, thoughts, opinions (and sweat) are mine own.
As I sit here to type this post I am trying to think of some soul wrenching, life defining metaphors to describe what I feel like 2 months into my 40’s but I am just stuck with, life is fine but I wish I could lose some weight. Seriously, not much about being 40 bothers me, changes my point of view or even leaves me feeling emotional except that I read once that it’s harder to lose weight once you turn 40 due to your metabolism slowing down. I tried so hard to lose 15 pounds before I turned 40. Ok, well maybe I never really executed those middle of the night thoughts of “tomorrow is the day” and “I am starting to exercise and diet and will lose the weight” but the thoughts were there, they are always there.
Another thing that is always there, the excuses as to why I can’t do things like lose weight or exercise. Well I can’t lose weight because I don’t exercise and I can’t exercise because I work full-time and have two young children and I am not willing to leave them for another hour during the day when I am already away from them all day. See that there, it’s called Mom Guilt. That is real stuff there, the Mom Guilt, and it’s hard to get around it but if I can’t exercise I will never lose the weight, so what is a mom to do? What am I to do?? I want to be healthy, I want my husband to be healthy and most of all…I want to show our children how important it is to exercise, eat better and live an active lifestyle.
When I really break it down, I just don’t want to bring the kids from daycare to sit in some babysitting room where they will be bored, lonely and complain that they just want to be home. I work full-time, I am away from them all day and week. I will feel guilty for spending even less time with them and so on and so on and there the excuses go.
Until Now!! Now we have found what we think will be the ultimate facility for the entire family.
An absolute game changer, life changer and our new home away from home.
We have found Life Time Athletic!
As I write this to you all we are about 1 week into our membership. My husband who normally goes home for lunch every day and takes a nap is now going to Life Time Athletic and exercising!!! I just feel like he is motivated to get into shape and not be a shape! No seriously, I cried when my husband told me he wanted to get healthy. I cried because I want him to be healthy, I want us both to be healthy and live long happy lives together, watching our children grow.
This morning my youngest, Hayley who is 5, asked if I could take her to “The Club” tonight after work and school. She never wants to go anywhere or do anything that involves us not being together. Tonight, she wants to go play in the Kids Academy at Life Time Athletic and then shoot some hoops with me.
My son Derek is 7. On his first night at Life Time Athletic he asked if he could take their swim test, passed it with flying colors and then declared that he was going to join their swim team!
Hayley, who has been avoiding swim lessons has insisted we sign her up too. Who is this child? I am so in awe of her enthusiasm over Life Time Athletic.
Then there is me. The one who works out in her mind during her 3am bouts of insomnia but hasn’t really stepped foot on a treadmill in years. ME, the 40-year-old that never hit her goal before turning 40…I am finally taking action. I am getting back on that treadmill, riding the bike, stepping up the elliptical and taking control of my life, my health and my fitness. This is me, I am 40, I can play basketball, I can swim, I can exercise and I AM going to do this!!
See this here!!! It’s me, having fun and shooting some hoops with my husband! We had a great morning at Life Time…