Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Who said pushing 40 was a bad thing?


I love this photo. Every time it surfaces it puts a smile on my face. Why do you ask? Well because I was a 25 maybe 26 year old in this photo. Isn't that the age that you are supposed to be in your prime of looks? I don't know about you, but every time I see this photo of myself, I think "wow....you've got to be kidding me!"

I'm not saying that I'm any super model or anything like that, but I do think that for a mom of 5, pushing 40 (Okay so I really have 3 more years...just turned 37 last week), that I'm not looking too shabby. Oh and please excuse the self portrait that I just took of myself. No kiddos were awake to push the button for me!




I love that I have a hubby that encourages me to exercise and is every bit as motivated to keep fit and healthy himself so that we can live a long life together. So many days I find it TORTURE to get up an exercise, but then I remind myself of how I once looked, and where I'd like to be and get up and just do it. (With a little pulling and prodding and ripping the covers off of my by Tracey. You shouldn't have gotten me such a comfy bed setup for my birthday! ;) ) Seriously Tracey, thank you! And thank you for telling me that I look better now than the day we met. Same goes for you baby.

9 comments:

Kate said...

It's true. You're gorgeous. xoxoxo

RT and the Fam said...

You look so good. You make me want to run an extra 20 mins.
Tara

some kind of wonderful said...

you go girl! you look AMAZING!! you are my idol!! i am down 25 lbs so far!! woohoo! thanks for all the inspiration!!

Fugal Family said...

Keep up all the hard work! You look great!

Alicia said...

You do look fantastic! It's always motivation to have a husband encouraging you!

Kiersten said...

You look great! Maybe I can take your success and try to motivate myself, I'm pushing 40 too you know, I'll be 38 this year, yikes!

Muche's Smala said...

Dang girl, you're hot!!!! I'm the same way (I'm hot too, JK :))), I look at pix of me 10 years ago and think: hmm, how come I'm healthier and skinnier now? I guess with maturity comes the realization that health and fitness is important to keep up with 5 kids!!! And I write all this while I'm eating some Belgian chocolate, which is healthy because it's Belgian, of course!

Michelle said...

Holy hotty!!

Tracey Lee said...

Proof that 40 is the new 30!!!